Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Rustie w/ Dutty Wilderness at Barboza 12/17/13

Weighing Barboza’s Tuesday night festivities by pictures alone would be a crime. What you don’t see behind camera - in view of the focused eyes of Russell Whyte and Reed Juenger - is a bloody marvelous party. There’s little-to-no room to move or breathe, dozens of couples or just-mets dancing together and laughing along, fratRead more...

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Live Review: Waxahatchee w/ Swearin’ and Dead Bars @ Chop Suey 11/27/2013

Up and coming sister bands Waxahatchee and Swearin’ gave us a lovely night this past Wednesday at Capitol Hill’s Chop Suey. It was a short and sweet set that the audience won’t forget any time soon as they swayed and bobbed to the piercing lyrics and layered instruments - loud in the best possible way.

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Live Review: Bill Callahan w/ Mick Turner @ Neumos 11/20/2013

The last time Southern troubadour Bill Callahan came to Seattle, he played a quiet, solemn show at the Triple Door. And on Wednesday night at his sold out show at Neumos? He was dare I say, peppy? Or at least as “peppy” as the Songwriter Formerly Known as Smog can get. Opening the evening wasRead more...

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DRILL: Seattle with Earth, Pillar Point, and Wire @ Barboza 11/21/2013

In March of this year, post-punk legends Wire threw a fantastic party in London with the introduction of DRILL, a festival they curated featuring the band themselves and a legion of sounds all without a doubt influenced by this stalwart band. The end of the festival coincided with the release Wire’s 13th studio album ChangeRead more...

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Live Review: James Blake with Nosaj Thing @ Showbox SODO 11/20/2013

“Every time they scream I stop. You think they’d see a pattern.” James Blake wants the Showbox SODO to shut up. It’s the last song of his set and him and his bandmates are trying to recreate the beautiful, gospel style a cappella song, “Measurements,” but they can’t get through the first four lines. “PleaseRead more...

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Live Review: Deltron 3030 with the 3030 Orchestra @ Showbox at the Market 11/17/2013

“Deltron is our hero, if he can’t do it nobody can”, sings the entire Showbox. On stage, Dan the Automator conducts the audience as Del the Funky Homosapien preps for the follow up. “With the wave of a hand and a flick of the wrist, word wizardry will certainly give you a glimpse”, re raps,Read more...

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Live Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19-10/20

words by Kat Metrovich / photos by Victoria Holt and Stacy Cornett. While KEXP was in NYC for CMJ, a few of us (Stacy, Victoria and Kat) headed to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival. This was the seventh year SF’s Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment put this two day party together, andRead more...

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Live Review: ADULT. @Treasure Island Music Festival 10/19/2013

Detroit synth punk rockers ADULT. played third during day one of the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival. Their industrial, crunching melodies blistered under the hot sun, as San Francisco’s infamous “Indian Summer” kept festival goers warm even in mid-October. Frontwoman Nicola Kuperos poked fun at herself, telling the crowd, “It’s beautiful today, and I’m gladRead more...

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Barsuk 15, Day 4: After Party w/ Ra Ra Riot and Aqueduct

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific Northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more...

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Barsuk 15, Day 4: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Ben Gibbard, Rocky Votolato, & Laura Gibson

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more...

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