Category Archives: Live Reviews

Barsuk 15, Day 3: Phantogram, Menomena, Maps & Atlases, Yellow Ostrich, Cymbals Eat Guitars, & Say Hi @ Neumos 11/9/13

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 2: The Long Winters, David Bazan, Minor Alps, & Sunset Valley @ Neptune Theatre 11/8/13

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 1: Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Mates of State, & The Prom @ Showbox at the Market 11/7/13

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk! 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 half ofRead more...

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Live Review: Chad Valley, Keep Shelly in Athens, Sports @ Barboza 10/23/13

Review by Bebe Labree Besch After headlining the venue in April, Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel) came back to Barboza last Wednesday night with Greek band Keep Shelly in Athens and local act Sports. With him, he brought a single new track, “Real Time,” but kept the momentum riding off of his latest full lengthRead more...

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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Sunday

As festival organizers can tell you, sometimes everything doesn’t go to plan. With all of the moving pieces involved in a fest, it’s not too uncommon that you have to replace an act, and occasionally cancel parts of the festival. (In one recent case, one festival had to evacuate 60,000+ people in the middle ofRead more...

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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Saturday

Saturday in Asheville was much warmer than Friday, which was good not only because it meant that festgoers didn’t have to bundle up every time they moved between venues, but also because Saturday was much higher in energy. Leading up to Nine Inch Nails’ highly anticipated headline performance were an electronic music pioneer, an orchestralRead more...

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Live Review: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Friday

By and large, the lineup for Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is composed of electronically-based musicians. But like its namesake, it also swings a little left of center, and on Friday, it was the artists who weren’t tied down to their computers, synthesizers, or sequencers that made the strongest impression. This was, in no smallRead more...

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Live Review: HAIM w/ IO ECHO @ Neumos 10/23/13

HAIM introduced themselves to Seattle Wednesday night with a show at Neumos, and if you’ve been following anything about this band for the last year, you know that’s no small event. The sold out gig had lines starting up outside in the cold more than an hour before doors (that’s pretty much unheard of forRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ, Day 3: Ghost Wave

Text by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley For a group that’s only been together for three years, Ghost Wave has certainly made a splash on the worldwide music scene. They recorded their debut full album and first US release, Ages, in six short days and released it via Flying Nun this summer. This five-piece bandRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: The Dismemberment Plan

It’s never in any band’s plan to break up, but it’s much less anticipated for a band to reemerge as a more mature version of their past selves. But to everyone’s surprise -- even their own -- The Dismemberment Plan are back with a new record, Uncanney Valley, that not only recognizes that they’ve gottenRead more...

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