Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 3: Nobunny, Wimps, White Mystery, SSDD, and more

“We’re gonna play ’til they kick us out.” Nobunny spoke to the crowd at El Corazon Saturday night, clad in a bunny mask and black briefs with a white poof tail. “Nevermind, they already locked the doors. None of us are getting out alive. This is it. Welcome to Hell, this goes on for your life.” If HellRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 2: Mean Jeans, Useless Eaters, Gazebos, and more

Mean Jeans guitarist and vocalist Billy Jeans (Christian Blunda) took the stage for his second set of the night (he also performed in openers Patsy’s Rats). He was joined by Jeans Wilder (Andrew Bassett) on drums, and Jr. Jeans (Richard Messina) on bass. It was late, but the crowd at Chop Suey wasn’t slowing down, andRead more…

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Live Review: Tei Shi at Barboza 8/6/15

Brooklyn pop singer Tei Shi is on the come up like nobody else in her league. Earlier this year, Valerie Teicher dropped her second EP, Verde, doubling her sonic dynamic, upping her lyrical prowess, and giving us three addictive singles with “Bassically“, “Go Slow“, and “See Me“. Between this and her debut EP Suadade, TeicherRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 1: Childbirth, bod, Full Toilet, and more

Childbirth played to a packed Funhouse on Thursday, August 6th. Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Stacy Peck of Pony Time, and Bree McKenna of TacocaT made for the second local super-group of the night, after openers Bod. Songs like “Siri Open Tinder” and “I Only Fucked You As a Joke,” whether you relate to their lyrics orRead more…

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KEXP at the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland, Day 3, Part 2

We’ve heard about the Off Festival from many friends. KEXP’s Cheryl Waters and Jonathan Poneman of Sub Pop have been advocates for it for many years. But as in all things experiential, you really have to experience it to grasp it. The festival grounds are in a huge park 10 minutes out of the city.Read more…

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Live Review: METZ with Big Ups at Neumos 8/4/15

If there were baseball cards for Sub Pop bands, Toronto hardcore band METZ would be the 1.0 benchmark for live performance batting average. They just don’t make ‘em like METZ every day. No matter where they play, whether it be a massive festival stage (like Sub Pop’s own Silver Jubilee several years ago) or anRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Wet, DIIV, Sol and Friends

Day 3 at Capitol Hill Block Party beckoned in a strong line up that brought in crowds despite the rainy weather. Wet kicked off Sunday on the main stage and set the tone for the rest of the day. DIIV brought their brand of effortlessly cool post-rock next before Sol bid Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more…

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Project Pabst, Day 2: Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Weezer

When Passion Pit broke through at the end of the ’00s, they were a band bristling with potential, but still discovering how to follow through as a live band. Although frontman Michael Angelakos’ health struggles gave the touring cycle behind their sophomore effort Gossamer a rough start, by the end of the touring cycle, PassionRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 3: Father John Misty, Chastity Belt, Lower Dens, & Porter Ray

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 Sunday brought two things: rain and totally incredible music, and both in plentiful volume. But hey, this is Seattle right? Naturally, everyone has a jacket in their back seat/pocket and nothing about the festival seems to be missed under grey skies. The drop in temperature and the insane amount ofRead more…

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Live Review: Morrissey at Benaroya Hall 7/21/15

Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. When your career spans as many decades as his, there’s bound to be different stages: from the roguish lad who fronted legendary ’80s Manchester band The Smiths, to the silver fox solo artist who is strangely beloved in Mexico. Last week, Morrissey brought all of that and moreRead more…

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