Category Archives: Live Reviews

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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Live Review: Hælos and Murder Vibes at Barboza 4/12/16

Barboza, the intimate venue underneath Neumos, feels cut off from the rest of the world, with no sight or sound of the rest of the world. In some ways, it’s the perfect venue for a band like Hælos, whose particular brand of UK club R&B feels wholly detached from the rest of the world, cinematicRead more…

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Live Review: Father John Misty with Tess & Dave at Paramount Theatre 4/6/16

As we waited at the Paramount Theatre for the Father John Misty show to begin, a fellow show-goer said to me, “Sometimes he walks around the crowd during the opener. He followed me on Twitter today and I literally died, so I’m gonna say hi to him if I can find him.” I wondered inRead more…

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Live Review: Operators with Bogan Via at Sunset Tavern 4/4/16

KEXP has a special love for Operators in the live setting. Sure, synth-heavy brainchild of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) would fit on KEXP’s airwaves regardless, but we have history together. Three days after the band announced it existed, they played on KEXP and later in the day at Barboza, where theyRead more…

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Live Review: Prince Rama with Dinner at Barboza 4/3/16

Brooklyn synth-pop duo Prince Rama ask their audience a simple question halfway through their new LP, Xtreme Now. “When was the last time you had fun?” On the record, it’s supposed to be a question about belief, about conviction, and about our response to that in a positive and nourishing manner. In a real lifeRead more…

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