Tag Archives: Sunset Tavern

Live Review: Operators with Bogan Via at Sunset Tavern 4/4/16

KEXP has a special love for Operators in the live setting. Sure, synth-heavy brainchild of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) would fit on KEXP’s airwaves regardless, but we have history together. Three days after the band announced it existed, they played on KEXP and later in the day at Barboza, where theyRead more…

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Live Review: Hinds with Chastity Belt & Cotillon at Sunset Tavern 3/27/16

Madrid indie rock quartet Hinds made their full length debut on Mom + Pop at the turn of the new year with a fantastic album called Leave Me Alone. But, after seeing them live, it’s hard not to interpret the title as being somewhat ironic, because there are few bands around that are as funRead more…

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Live Review: Heems with Spank Rock at Sunset Tavern 7/20/15

It’s only the end of July, but it’s already been an eventful year for Heems. The New York rapper dropped his first proper solo LP, Eat Pray Thug back in March, an excellent record that tells a heavy-handed story of what it’s like to like in a perpetually post-9/11 New York as a person ofRead more…

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Live Review: Drenge at Sunset Tavern 6/4/2015

This past Thursday at the Sunset Tavern over in Ballard was blessed to be hosting an intimate showing of some of the most face melting and forward thinking UK indie rock that’s around today. You might think that’s a big statement – and it is. The band, you ask? None other than Drenge. And ifRead more…

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Live Review: Drenge with Wax Witches at Sunset Tavern 8/4/14

Sometimes, you don’t know how good you have it in Seattle. Just last month, Sheffield garage rock duo Drenge packed the John Peel stage tent so full at Glastonbury that you’d have to fight your way through about 10,000 bodies to get even a reasonable view of the band. This past Monday, you could casuallyRead more…

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