Category Archives: Live Reviews

Decibel Festival 2014: Resident Advisor Showcase, featuring Kaytranada, Lunice, DJAO, and Jusmoni

Well, Day 1 of Decibel Festival was just about spectacular. The festival has never been short on prestige, but this year, festival organizers have really put time and effort into carefully crafting some brilliant programs for each venue each night. Each night, Decibel fest attendees can hit their favorite Seattle haunts – the EMP, Neumos,Read more…

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Live Review: Interpol with Rey Pila at Paramount Theatre 9/16/14

Indie rock stalwarts Interpol returned to the scene earlier this year with a fantastic new LP, El Pintor, ten tracks of ageless Interpol mastery, heavy on the guitar hooks and light on filler. After a brief foray on a major label with 2007’s impossibly underrated Our Love To Admire, tumultuous band relations led to aRead more…

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Live Review: Lykke Li with Mapei at Moore Theatre 9/17/14

Perspective is a powerful tool to have in your pocket as an individual. It can make even the worst situation a blessing in disguise, as learned strength can produce a rose from the thorn patch, and doors unlocked and opened where others closed. This perspective is even more valuable when you manage to find aRead more…

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Live Review: Slint at The Showbox at the Market 8/27/14

Slint frontman Brian McMahan stared out across the audience, stone-faced. “The last time we were here, you guys were so much rowdier…” he noted in his infamous monotone drawl. “You guys are so… calm. It’s unsettling.” The last time the legendary Louisville band were in Seattle, it was 2005, and the band had just reunitedRead more…

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Live Review: Deep Sea Diver at Fremont Abbey 9/5/14

Anyone who’s ever seen a show at Fremont Abbey could tell you that it’s a beautiful, intimate setting; it’s one of a handful of music venues in Seattle that is available to rent for wedding receptions, and when it does host gigs, they’re primarily acoustic shows and songwriter showcases. But Deep Sea Diver hasn’t beenRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf, Twin Shadow, The Reverend Horton Heat, and more

Well, that’s a wrap on another year! Bumbershoot 2014 closed out with yet another incredible day on Monday, seeing the last good weather before a big rain and the last tour appearance by several bands before heading back to the studio. But the farewells were all in great spirits – fantastic sets abounded throughout theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third, The Dream Syndicate, Bootsy Collins, and more

Too much awesome to keep track of on Sunday at Bumbershoot 2014. Saturday may have gotten the party started, but Sunday is where jaws started dropping left and right. Chris Stamey made the Big Star’s Third performance one of the most beautiful and captivating things that has ever happened on the mural stage at SeattleRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day Three: Julianna Barwick, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Real Estate

Julianna Barwick – 5:30 p.m. If Julianna Barwick had been placed on an outdoor stage, soundbleed would have all but ravaged her performance, so it’s worth commending the Bumbershoot curators for not only booking such an experimental artist, but also putting her in a venue that she would shine in. As unpredictable as Bumbershoot’s lineupRead more…

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Live Review: Jack White at the Paramount Theatre 8/26/14

One snare hit. That’s all the notice the audience received that the curtain around the stage was opening and Jack White was beginning the second of his two nights at the Paramount Theatre with “Fell in Love With A Girl”. Just under two minutes later, he was playing the unmistakable riff to another White StripesRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Rose Windows

When Rose Windows released their debut album last year, it was obvious that the Seattle music scene was in for something special. Founded by songwriter Chris Cheveyo in 2010, Rose Windows has become a band that delivers the perfect amount of ’60s nostalgia while still sounding unlike anyone else. When Cheveyo started recruiting musicians toRead more…

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