Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: The Juan Maclean with Marcus Marr and Pressha at Nectar Lounge 1/9/16

There are few better ways to ring in the new year than staying up until 2am dancing incessantly to furious house music. Thankfully for us, John MacLean and Marcus Marr agree with us, and this week’s The Juan MacLean show at the Nectar Lounge was a pretty fantastic way to kick off another year ofRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party with Charles Bradley, M. Ward and DJ Sassyblack at Neptune Theatre 1/11/16

How about that lineup, am I right?! Holy smokes, I don’t think I’ve seen an undercard that solid on a lineup in years. Good luck figuring your schedule out, everyone! It’s going to be damn near impossible to catch all of the phenomenal talent coming to the Gorge this year for the Sasquatch! Music Festival.Read more…

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Live Review: Patti Smith at The Moore Theatre 1/5

“I’M FUCKING OLD!” shouted Patti Smith, the legendary Godmother of Punk, to the crowd at The Moore Theatre, her tiny fists raised to the ceiling. “And I hope I get even older!” In fact, when Smith shared her age to the audience (69 years old, as a matter of fact), it was hard to believe.Read more…

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Live Review: HEALTH with Pictureplane and Ian Hicks at Neumos 12/8/15

HEALTH‘s new record Death Magic has a pretty significant lead up to it. After working on a third album for some time, the band got an opportunity to work on the soundtrack for Rockstar’s Max Payne 3, which they knocked out of the park in every plausible way. The extra time focused on production andRead more…

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Live Review: Okkervil River (Will Sheff solo) at Columbia City Theater 12/14/15

Okkervil River‘s 2005 masterpiece, Black Sheep Boy, is one of those records that grabs you wherever you’re at. If you haven’t gotten the divine pleasure of experiencing it yet, I promise you, it will grab you at some point soon. There’s just something about the coming-of-age brilliance of its narrative that is simultaneously easy toRead more…

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Photos: SMooCH 2015 Benefit Brings in Big Bucks

SMooCH was a smashing success. This year the Nordstrom family, with the help of KEXP, Sub Pop Records, and many generous donors, raised nearly $3 million for Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care fund. The money will directly help to pay for critical care for sick kids, regardless of their family’s ability to pay the bill.Read more…

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Live Review: ODESZA w/ Hayden James & Louis Futon @ Paramount Theater 12/6/15

Last week, Seattle sons Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight took their hometown for three straight sold-out nights at the Paramount Theater. It is truly mind-boggling how quickly and how flawlessly ODESZA has skyrocketed over the last three years. The band’s debut album Summer’s Gone came out only three short years ago, and thanks to anRead more…

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Live Review: Ride at Neptune Theatre 11/16

It was a show most of us have been waiting 25 years for. It took the anniversary of their 1990 debut, Nowhere, to get Ride back together, and thankfully the boys made it very worth the wait. Of all the recent shoegaze reunions (i.e. My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Swervedriver, etc.), there’s something about seeing RideRead more…

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Live Review: Leon Bridges with Kali Uchis at Neptune Theatre 11/02/15

It’s not hard to imagine a chandelier once hanging from the gold, grated circle located smack dab in the middle of The Neptune ceiling. What’s considerably tougher is spotting the marks of an elaborate and ornate paint job that once encompassed the gold center’s edge but has now faded into the structure’s surrounding whitewash. ThoughRead more…

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Live Review: KEXP’s New Home Benefit with Lucius and Navvi at Tractor Tavern 11/16/15

The old Ballard clock tower chimed 8 o’clock Monday night and met a persistent and meandering line of excited music fans, waiting to enter the threshold of the Tractor Tavern, for the sold-out show to benefit KEXP’s new home with Lucius and NAVVI. Lagunitas was on tap, with a portion of the proceeds to supportRead more…

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