June 2, 2014
Even though we’re still in the early days of June, this first week is already packing a punch when it comes to music to see. Some new and old favorites are gracing us with their presence this week. Our advice? Get some sunshine and see some music!
6/4 (Wednesday) KONGOS [1077 The End Concerts 4 A Cause] @ The Neptune
Heavily percussed alt-rock all the way from South Africa.
6/6 (Friday) Pickwick, Sir Mix-A-Lot @ Benaroya Hall
Seattle’s indie-soul darlings join forces with Seattle’s hip-hop legend and the Seattle Symphony for a truly on-of-a-kind evening. The Symphony has never been so funky!
6/7 (Satuday) EELS, Chelsea Wolfe @ The Moore
Master of indie-folk meets maven of doom-folk for an evening of lyric-driven goodness.
6/8 (Sunday) Timber Timbre @ The Croc
Creep-tastic Canadian indie-rock project.
May 20, 2014
New week, another chance to see some excellent live music. As always, here are our top picks.
Be sure to check out our calendar for the long view.
5/20 (Tuesday) Kishi Bashi @ The Showbox
An explosion of joyful noise from a violin-wielding, pop rock mastermind
5/21 (Wednesday) The Helio Sequence, Rose Windows, Minden [Redbull Sound Select] @ Nectar
A low cost night of high quality, emotionally rich music from Seattle and Portland courtesy of an energy drink
5/22 (Thursday) The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ The Croc
Harmony-rich psychedelic rock from Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon
Other great options include:
5/20 (Tuesday) Matt Pond PA, The Lighthouse and the Whaler @ Tractor Tavern
5/24 (Saturday) Wake Owl @ Barboza
May 12, 2014
A new week, a fresh top three.
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5/13 (Tuesday) Gardens & Villa @ Barboza
Synth-heavy, highly danceable retro pop from Santa Barbara
May 5, 2014
And we’re back with best bets of the week. As always, let us know any upcoming show suggestions via Twitter or Facebook. In the meantime, watch the videos below and head to these shows to get your week off to the right start.
5/6 (Tuesday) Lo-Fang, Kate Berlant @ Barboza
R&B infused down-tempo, ambient electronic music
March 26, 2014
Most nights, there’s nothing like a trip to El Corazón to make you feel old. With the masses that gather for the usual pop punk and/or metal fare, it’s not at all uncommon to find yourself in a sea of amped up teens. Tonight’s lineup will likely make you feel old in a different way. Old because you can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the headliner’s excellent break-out album.
In August 1994, Fort Worth’s the Toadies released Rubberneck and soon thereafter “Possum Kingdom” became a post-(Seattle) grunge staple. Frontman Vaden Todd Lewis brought his acoustic solo act to the Triple Door a few months back and now he’s returned with the full band to play Rubberneck in its entirety.
March 21, 2014
When it comes it comes to pairing interesting sounds with flawless vocal harmonies, you’d be hard pressed to find any bands out there matching what Daniel Rossen has been able to create with Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles.
As luck would have it, Pattern is Movement, one such band that maintains that tough balance of wildly experimental tendencies with moments of sonic beauty, happens to be in town the same night but on a different bill. Thankfully for those looking to maximizing your adventurous rock intake this Saturday, you’ll only need to go up or down some stairs to catch the other act.
3/22 (Saturday) Daniel Rossen @ Neumos
March 10, 2014
Not gonna lie, readers. If there’s one thing that we like less than the torrential rain we’ve been experiencing, it’s springing forward into Daylight Savings time. Who needs more light during the day when we’re craving the dark of a music venue?
Fortunately, there are lots of great concerts to pick from this week.
3/10 (Monday) Electric Six, Yip Deceiver @Neumos
A little crazy, a little vaudeville and a LOT good.
March 3, 2014
As we’re already beginning to experience the always-welcome prelude to the “embarrassment of riches” that the spring touring season brings, here are top three picks to narrow an increasingly crowded field of great live music options.
3/5 (Wednesday) Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Neptune
Philly’s finest bring their retro-tinged rock to the U-District
February 25, 2014
Another great week to see some new and old favorites at three very different venues spread across the city.
Here are the shows that top our list. As always, click on through to our calendar to see the full run-down.
February 17, 2014
STG deserves a solid bravo for their booking teams that pack the city’s favorite venues with fantastic acts all year long. The theme of this week’s recommendations is dedicated to STG, as they are featuring the best musical acts in the Emerald City this week.
STG offers a little something for everyone this week, so check out the videos below and let us know which venue will be graced with your presence.