Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: MØ with HOLYCHILD at Neptune Theatre 10/20/2014

Everything I’ve ever thought about MØ is wrong. Well, maybe not all of it – I think she put together an incredible debut LP this year with No Mythologies To Follow, and I think that hard work has put her in league with the leaders of the new wave of indie pop like Grimes, CharliRead more...

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Live Review: BADBADNOTGOOD with OCnotes and UGLYFRANK at Neumos 10/14/14

Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD’s first headlining show in Seattle proved that they have come a long way from their viral-video rap-cover roots, as the three-piece made some serious noise tearing through several familiar covers and even more originals from their debut album, III. With only a drum kit, electric bass and two keyboards, the trio played theirRead more...

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Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club with Milo Green at Showbox at the Market 10/7/14

A good way to see how far a band has come is to look at where they began. Case in point, one of 2013′s more enjoyable internet moments was when someone unearthed an old image of Radiohead during their college days. Thom Yorke and co. look goofy, amiable, and exactly the sort of people thatRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Richie Hawtin and Friends Showcase

There’s an exterior section of the EMP where, when there’s an ongoing performance in the Sky Church, the blue aluminum panels rattle and reflect the street lighting in a way that makes it seem like a small light show of its own. Of course, the more interesting light show is always inside the EMP, andRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 4 - Static Memory with WIFE, Alessandro Cortini, and 1979 feat. Deru + Effixx

In the Nordstrom Recital Hall during Decibel Festival‘s Optical 4 showcase, the sound of WIFE was equal parts exciting and heavy - the sound was swelling with an emotional intensity unparalleled, and the room felt thick with listening. Visuals tracked through architectural yet emotive abstractions while the Republic of Ireland played through his surprisingly pop-soundingRead more...

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Live Review: Conor Oberst with Jonathan Wilson at Showbox at the Market 9/30/2014

Conor Oberst has spent an entire career fighting against expectations. Even if he wasn’t saddled with the “new Dylan” tags upon his emergence in the early 2000s, there undoubtedly still would have been a focus on his age (20 at the release of Bright Eyes’ 2000 breakthrough Fevers and Mirrors), his roots (his involvement withRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Friends of Friends Showcase, featuring Salva, Nadastrom, Groundislava, and Deru + Effixx

Closing up Decibel Festival is no small task, but if anyone is up to the task and still ready to party after four previous nights of madness, it’s LA hip hop collective Friends of Friends. The group houses a brilliant group of young musicians, specializing in electronic, trap, hip-hop, and experimental music, all finding waysRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 3 - Playful Dischord with Kangding Ray and Oneohetrix Point Never

During Decibel Festival, Optical 3: Playful Dischord took place at the Sky Church, this time featuring Berlin’s Kangding Ray, Atom™ HD/AV and ending with Oneohetrix Point Never with visual artist Nate Boyce. This stacked line-up explored everything from dance to deep space. Kangding Ray, a former architect and experimenter on label Raster-Noton, brought dance-acceptable but stillRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 2 - Huminary, feat. Max Cooper, Survive, and Alice Boman

Year in and year out, Optical showcases provide a great many of Decibel Festival’s highlights, and Thursday’s showcase, Optical 2, proved an especially diverse and engaging evening of music as Alice Boman, Survive and Max Cooper offered up compelling sets over the program’s three hour runtime. Swedish artist Alice Boman and her band, fresh offRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Sines of Life, featuring El Ten Eleven, Yppah, Blue Hawaii, and Vox Mod

Both Friday and Saturday’s Decibel Festival festivities were stacked top to bottom with incredibly good sets, at pretty much every venue in the greater Seattle area. And somehow this year, the festival organizers have done an incredible job at giving each set an incredible sense of creative continuity from beginning to end. But out ofRead more...

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