Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: The Districts with Sun Club at Neumos at Neumos 10/12

Of all the things that characterize Mondays, high energy performances are probably last on the list. But The Districts and Sun Club both brought their music to Neumos on Monday through a explosive, sweat drenched lens. It was more than enough to shake any Monday gloom, and both sets left the Neumos crowd waking upRead more…

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Live Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks with Tomten at EMP 10/3/15

Um, Mr. Malkmus? Correct me if I’m wrong, if you’re reading this (and by golly, I sure hope you are!), but you seemed a little uncomfortable the night you performed at the EMP Museum. The show was part of the museum’s “Influencers Concert Series,” which pairs newer artists with the established acts who inspired them,Read more…

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Live Review: Ultimate Painting with Zebra Hunt at The Vera Project 10/6

With all due respect to their respective bands, Ultimate Painting are, well, the ultimate. The London-based duo of James Hoare and Jack Cooper formed after their other bands (Veronica Falls and Mazes) went on tour together. The two quickly found a shared love for ’60s music, and began to collaborate in Hoare’s home studio afterRead more…

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Live Review: Laetitia Sadier, Deradoorian and Lilac at The Vera Project 9/26

Okay, sure, this show was almost, like, a month ago, but I’m still reeling from seeing former Stereolab frontwoman Laetitia Sadier perform at the Vera Project. The influential artist spotlighted tracks from last year’s Drag City solo full-length Something Shines, as well as her most recent single “Dry Fruit” (which was available at the merchRead more…

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Live Review: Brandi Carlile with Secret Sisters at The Paramount 10/16/15

For Brandi Carlile, homecomings are sweet, and last Friday’s concert at The Paramount was filled with intimate harmonies and an energetic stage presence as Brandi and the band sang of love, family, and connection. A multi-generational crowd packed into the historic theater as the musicians returned to their Seattle roots.

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Live Review: Django Django with Wild Belle at Showbox at the Market 10/20/2015

photos and review by Melissa Wax Kicking off with an instrumental intro that transported you to a cosmic world filled with a mix of euphoric synthetic sounds, wild vocal cries, and heavy drums, Django Django enraptured the audience at Showbox at the Market on Tuesday night, taking them on an energetic journey through their 2015Read more…

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Live Review: Hudson Mohawke with The-Dream at Crocodile 10/14/15

In the haze of the smoke machines and blue lighting at the Crocodile, as a packed in crowd at a sold out show danced relentlessly to the bass-heavy tracks booming from the stage, we collectively celebrate one thing: brilliant songwriting. If there’s one commonality between the two acts on the bill tonight – Glasgow electronicRead more…

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Live Review: Beirut with Julia Holter at Paramount Theatre 10/13/15

There’s something about the Paramount Theatre’s gold leaf decorum that marks the performers who grace its stage with a certain undeniable importance. Upon entrance through its opulent but tasteful lobby, one can’t help but observe that this is not the place for overnight sensations – if not just because the venue’s near 3,000-person capacity demandsRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival, Day 2

The second day of the Macefield Music Festival featured indie musicians spanning punk, folk, pop, rock, hip hop, and just about every hybrid in between, as Seattle residents continued to enjoy shows from some of their favorite groups. The festival brought artists together for an unforgettably diverse lineup and fans connected over a common appreciation ofRead more…

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Live Review: Modern Sky Festival 2015, Part 2 – Black Lips, Song Dongye, New Pants and Gang of Four

all photos by Brady Harvey (view set) Continuing the fantastic fusion of Chinese rock bands and American garage rock bands at Modern Sky, after Miserable Faith, was Black Lips. Though they had a much different fashion sense than Miserable Faith, the garage feel of the Black Lips with their Grease-inspired attire made for a wonderfulRead more…

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