Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Nada Surf w/ Prism Tats at The Neptune 5/18/16

Next month we celebrate the 20th birthday of High/Low, the timeless full-length debut from New York indie rock stalwarts Nada Surf. The band celebrated the milestone in great fashion, reissuing the record on beautiful orange vinyl through Vinyl Me Please and giving it a fantastic packaging makeover. But High/Low’s 20th year was much sweeter forRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #15, with Santigold, Kilo Kish, and DoNormaal 5/14/16

If Little Big Show has done anything consistently in its four years and fifteen shows, it’s that it has sold out one incredibly stacked lineup after another at the Neptune and raised a ton of money for local youth-oriented arts programs. There’s probably not a more Seattle way to do it either – to haveRead more…

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Live Review: Modern English with Underpass at Neumos 5/11/16

UK post-punk legends Modern English have truly figured out the perfect way to retain their punk roots 35 years on from their biggest hit. What’s the most punk way to fund a new album from the original lineup of the band that gave you timeless new wave classic “I Melt With You”? Probably go onRead more…

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Live Review: The Range and Rome Fortune with Zoolab at Barboza 5/8/16

If Brooklyn producer The Range and Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune have any one thing in common, it’s an unfettered line of sight towards a marvelous horizon. Both artists make music that is wrought with present-tense turmoil, but the future always looks brighter – and not only that, it looks magnanimous. The Range does it withRead more…

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Live Review: Beach House with Skyler Skjelset at The Paramount 5/4/16

Beach House, the Baltimore duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, are really into surprises right now. When pre-orders for Depression Cherry went up in the summer, the band’s website featured hidden singles, buried in a song recommendation generator based on the user’s selection of favorite past tracks. It also featured a place to requestRead more…

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Live Review: Lush with The Young Evils at Showbox at the Market 4/20/16

Not New York City. Not Los Angeles. Lush’s first U.S. show in 20 years was right here in Seattle. The honor was not lost on the hundreds of fans who lined up early outside the venue to get closer to the stage, and who swarmed the merchandise table immediately upon entering The Showbox, like ravenousRead more…

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Live Review: Bleached with No Parents at Barboza 4/29/16

Last Friday, 10th & Pike was especially wild. On any given Friday night, that corner is flooded with nightlife: some people in heels and pristine black dresses, some in flannels and ripped jeans. But this particular evening brought a contingent of bikers – long haired and leather jacketed, chains and glares, slow rolling around on deafeningly-loud motorcycles, idling andRead more…

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Live Review: Gallant with ZHU at Showbox 4/29/16

If there was one Prince tribute to catch at Coachella last weekend, it was “Purple Rain” as done by indie rock god Sufjan Stevens, featuring lead vocals from a mysterious and absolutely wondrous new voice, Gallant. This isn’t the first time Sufjan has teamed up with Gallant. At the turn of the new year, GallantRead more…

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Live Review: Låpsley with Morly at Chop Suey 4/27/16

XL Records is entering a very fun new chapter – chapter six to be exact. Last fall (and this spring with the physical edition), the label released Chapter VI, the first entry in their ongoing electronic compilation series since Chapter V back in 1995. The label has seen a ridiculous amount of growth since then,Read more…

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Live Review: Courtney Barnett with Alvvays at The Moore 4/21/16

A warm April Thursday night brought an all-star lineup to the sold-out Moore Theatre in the form of Courtney Barnett and Alvvays. The two groups differ dramatically stylistically, but they are two of the best acts in terms of captivating and connecting with audiences both lyrically and sonically. Alvvays kicked off the night with anRead more…

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