Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Polaris with Scarves and Cotillon at The Crocodile 4/22/15

When you wish upon some stars… I guess that’s really the only way to start any write up of Polaris being active again 20 years after the recording of their only record. In the recent trend of album anniversary tours, there’s one record that I and many, many other listeners never could have imagined gettingRead more…

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Live Review: Mac DeMarco with Dinner at Neptune Theatre 4/23/15

Love him or hate him, you truly cannot say that Mac DeMarco isn’t consistent. The indie rock songwriter is barely three years into his public career and he is already at the point of selling out the Neptune Theatre with ease, garnering a massive fanbase both young and old, and rocking every night with aRead more…

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Live Review: Shlohmo with Purple and Nick Melons at Neumos 4/24/15

Shlohmo is one fearless dude. If there is anyone else left in the room doubting that at this point, I really think they need to come forward if for nothing else than to just have a talk. Last year, Henry Laufer dropped an EP with R&B god Jeremih on his own record label, WEDIDIT, andRead more…

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Live Review: Lord Huron with Cayucas at Showbox at the Market 4/18/15

It was hard not to anticipate what Lord Huron would bring to the live setting. So much of their music is based around place and themes that a live show always seemed like the perfect medium for the group to express their vision to the fullest. The LA group makes music that transports the listenerRead more…

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Live Review: Tacocat, Chastity Belt, S, and Childbirth at the 2015 EMP Pop Conference 4/17/15

The EMP Pop Conference covers a lot of ground in its panels, discussions, and presentations – where else could you find programming covering both a Missy Elliott retrospective and a roundtable seeking to find out what the worst song ever is? – so it only makes sense that for its Seattle artist showcase, it would tryRead more…

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Live Review: Philip Selway with Adem at Columbia City Theater 4/15/15

If there’s a band member sweating on stage during Philip Selway‘s sets, how is it not going to be the drummer? Selway’s work with Radiohead through the late 90s, 2000s, and even the 2010s continuously reinvents how we see and hear the art of drumming in the modern rock and electronic atmosphere. The man paintsRead more…

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Photos: The Sonics at Easy Street Records

Saturday night in West Seattle, history was made… or remade… when Northwest legends The Sonics performed a special set at Easy Street Records on Record Store Day to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The iconic Tacoma band alone were a huge draw to the legion of fans inside and surrounding the store, but dozen or soRead more…

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Live Review: The Replacements with Young Fresh Fellows at the Paramount Theatre 4/9/15

It’s important to note that The Replacements reunion could’ve been a disaster, and not the kind of shambolic splendor that the Minnesota legends used to thrive off of. When they were perpetually drunk underdogs tossing out half-assed covers and barely recognizable versions of their own material, they were confrontational, unpredictable and endearing. It’s what madeRead more…

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Live Review: Ibeyi with Flo Morrissey at Neumos 4/5/15

There was a very distinct moment at the Ibeyi show last Sunday night where the energy for the evening turned from simply good to really, really great. It happened during the duo’s explosive self-titled album single “River“, the song most well known by the world and easily the most far reaching in its execution. AsRead more…

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Live Review: Belle & Sebastian with Perfume Genius at Paramount Theatre 4/7/15

“An encore. How predictable,” said a pre-recorded video of the cover model from Belle & Sebastian’s latest album right before the Glaswegian pop stalwarts returned to the stage. And she was right. Contrary to their historical tradition, encores at modern concerts are almost always planned well in advance. However, that self-effacing moment was the onlyRead more…

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