Category Archives: Live Reviews

Decibel Festival 2015, Day 4: Beat Alchemy at The Crocodile

In the ocean of electronic music at Decibel, we found some hip hop beautifully integrated in. Beat Alchemy on Saturday night at the Crocodile, focused around Mick Jenkins and was a brilliant mixture of hip hop and electronica. The Mind and his auto-tuned ingenuity grooved us into the night. Focusing on his auto-tuned voice, TheRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 3: Body Language

Friday night of Decibel Festival 2015 not only continued the celebration of its 10th anniversary but also festival founder Sean Horton’s birthday. And while the night provided many enticing showcases, one was hard pressed to find a more entertaining one than Body Language at Q Nightclub. Mr. Horton seemed to agree, as he was inRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 2: Discwoman at Re-Bar

So often we find ourselves looking at festival lineups, picking and prodding for female artists, but here, in the world of Decibel, female artists were the focal point of the night. The Discwoman showcase on Thursday night was fantastic, energetic, and powerful. Starting with Bardo:Basho, who was not mentioned on the posters, the night ofRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 1: Soulection at Q Nightclub

Wednesday marked the kick off of Decibel Festival 2015 and signaled the start of a week that will feature some of the worlds best electronic music artists in a plethora of Seattle’s finest venues. 2015’s lineup definitely offers something for everyone, and those looking to dance away their mid-week slump needed to look no furtherRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2015, Day 1: dB2015 OPTICAL Kick-Off Party at Re-Bar

The sounds that come out of a computer aren’t often what we enjoy listening to. The sound of your email, the sound of an error, the sound of typing, it’s all mundane. To some, however, the computer is an endless opportunity for sound. The artists beginning Decibel Festival 2015 have made their computers their instrumentsRead more…

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Live Review: Got a Girl at The Triple Door 9/21/15

Sometimes, random happenstance can lead to wonderful things – the entire existence of Got A Girl exists as a testament to this. While on set during the filming of the Edgar Wright film adaption of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead got a chance to meet Dan The Automator, who helped BeckRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #13, with Neon Indian, Explorer Tapes, and Aqueduct

Starbucks, STG, and KEXP collaborate once again to bring you the next installment in their Little Big Show series. I can’t believe we are already on #13! Every show in this series does the same thing, each time with a different beneficiary. 100% of tickets sales benefit a Seattle area organization dedicated to supporting andRead more…

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Live Review: Wavves with Twin Peaks and SWMRS at Neptune Theatre 9/8/15

On October 2nd, Nathan Williams will release V, his fifth full-length effort as Wavves. Five albums deep, Williams finds himself at a bit of a crossroads. His 2013 record, Afraid of Heights, found him on a major label for the first time ever, writing bigger hooks, better sing-a-longs, and cutting the level of fuzz inRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 3: Hey Marseilles, The Grizzled Mighty, Peaches, Built To Spill, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

The final day of Bumbershoot 2015 finally saw sunshine and good weather all around. Maybe the crowds could sneak in one more summer festival after all, after the torrential rains that started the whole thing off. The lineup for this day included another solid dose of excellent local bands, like Sisters, Bread & Butter, andRead more…

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Bumbershoot Day 2: Israel Nash, Chimurenga Renaissance, The Melvins, Lee Scratch Perry, Punch Brothers

The weather was still shades of gray on Sunday, but overall promised to cooperate a bit more than the deluge of Saturday. The second day of Bumbershoot kicked off with the big, warm country rock sounds of Israel Nash. Nash plays very much in the tradition of Neil Young, and marries swelling rock with pedal steelRead more…

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