Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Cayucas w/ Miner and A Weekend at the Feelies at Barboza 3/12/14

“I heard today was the first nice day in quite a while, right?” As his band Cayucas starts in on another track of bright, warm, surf pop gold, he banters with a Seattle winter crowd who got to go out in the sun in early March - a near miraculous event by any account. “Coincidence?Read more...

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Live Review: SXSW Send-Off, feat. The Flavr Blue, Shaprece, & James Apollo @ Neumos 3/7/14

Every year, Seattle sends a multitude of great artists down to Austin this week to showcase how our great city continues push the independent music scene forward in our own unique way. Of course, there is no shortage of Seattle bands at SXSW this year. But it was a special treat for us to getRead more...

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Live Review: Real Estate at Neumos 3/6/14

Sorry not sorry: I’ll confess outright to being a huge Real Estate fan. Their previous album, Days, easily cinched the number one spot on my Top Albums of 2011 list. So, understandably, I’ve been excited for the follow-up, Atlas, which came out earlier this year on Domino Records, and the resulting tour. Here’s how theRead more...

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Live Review: Benjamin Verdoes (and Friends) Vinyl Release Show at the Triple Door 3/4/14

Last Tuesday night, Benjamin Verdoes graced the Triple Door stage for the vinyl release show of his solo project, The Evil Eye. It was an evening of gratitude, love, and meaningful music. Opener John Van Deusen of The Lonely Forest played a roughly 30-minute set of mellow tunes on acoustic guitar. The music was filledRead more...

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Live Review: Cibo Matto at The Crocodile 3/1/14

The phrase Cibo Matto means “crazy food” in Italian, so I guess you could say I’m matto for this NYC-based duo... uh, actually, don’t say that. But, I couldn’t have been more excited for this show: I was obsessed with the band during their ’90s heyday, and when they went on hiatus in 2002, IRead more...

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Live Review: Throwing Muses at the Triple Door 2/26/14

I feel like I need to preface everything in this review with the phrase, “I don’t mean this in a bad way, but...” For example: I gotta say it was a little strange seeing the veteran rockers Throwing Muses at the classy, beautiful Triple Door. The band’s new album, Purgatory/Paradise, is... well, it’s angry! SongsRead more...

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Live Review: Com Truise w/ Phantoms and Zoolab at Chop Suey 2/25/2014

Com Truise gave Seattle exactly one week with his interstellar new record Wave 1 before his show here Tuesday night. This is producer Seth Haley’s first Seattle stop since Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2012, where he rocked the roof off the dance tent in middle of the day. If Tuesday night’s sold out gig wasRead more...

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Live Review: Mas Ysa w/ Lawrence Rothman & Zoolab at Barboza 2/19/14

For the small Barboza crowd that showed up to the Seattle debut of Mas Ysa, along with Lawrence Rothman, Wednesday night was a splendid display of left field musical prodigy. For those that didn’t, the joke’s on you – you most certainly won’t get a chance to see either of these two at such aRead more...

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Live Review: John Talabot w/ Tyler Morrison at Q Nightclub 2/11/14

Is it any wonder that Spanish electronic wunderkind John Talabot kept Q Nightclub packed beyond reasonable comfort until 1:30am on a rainy Tuesday night in Seattle? No. Absolutely not. Talabot has some kind of insane black magic power over the groove in a room and can keep nearly 300 people dancing until dawn even whenRead more...

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Live Review: Oneohtrix Point Never w/ The Sight Below, Dawn of Midi, & Nordic Soul @ The Crocodile 2/4/2014

Tuesday night was just another night in the weird, wonderful world of the Crocodile. Some nights, you can see phenomenal jazz and soul, others you’ll witness scorching rock shows with face melting guitar solos and pyrotechnics (maybe). Then nights like Tuesday, you’ll stand facing the back wall with two hundred or so people watching computerRead more...

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