April 1, 2013
There have been lots of April Fool’s pranks swirling around the interwebs today, but fear not, dear readers. We wouldn’t lead you astray! The following folks are actually scheduled to play in our fair city this week, all joking aside. April is off with a bang!
4/2 (Tuesday) San Cisco @ Neumos
A fresh-faced foursome out of Fremantle, Australia, with catchy his-hers indie-pop melodies. read more »
March 25, 2013
A week of contrasts – the early end of the week will appeal to those of us who feel like dancing, while the end of the week brings a Seattle singer-songwriter showcase at Neumos. Check out the videos below to get a taste of this week’s best musical offerings.
3/25 (Monday) Citizens @ Neumos
A five-piece synth-pop group out of the UK. read more »
March 19, 2013
3/19 (Tuesday) – Django Django @ The Neptune Theatre
A revolutionary art-rock band out of the UK that perfectly combines ominous electro-pop hooks with complex harmonies to produce an experimental, psychedelic sound that feels both primitive and polished at the same time. read more »
March 11, 2013
You’re in luck if you’re in the mood for some good music this week! Check out the videos and media below for a feel of what shows you want to go to this week!
3/12 (Tuesday) – Jack & The Bear @ Sunset Tavern
A band of bearded gents who play an upbeat flavor of guitar-driven, country-tinged indie rock. read more »
March 4, 2013
3/5 (Tuesday) – Matt Pond
PA @ The Crocodile
Lyrically-driven indie rock with the ability to evoke that certain mood of sadness mixed with optimism.
3/5 (Tuesday) – Passion Pit @ Paramount Theatre
Synthy dance-pop that made the #1 spot on the CMJ charts last summer.
3/6 (Wednesday) – Morrissey @ The Moore Theatre
Highly influential former Smiths frontman with an amazing falsetto.
3/7 (Thursday) Benoit Pioulard @ Columbia City Theater
Atmosphereic and ethereal indie pop along the lines of Washed Out or Toro Y Moi. read more »
February 18, 2013
Another great mix of old and new favorites are in town this week.
2/19 (Tuesday) – Mrs. Magician @ Barboza
Summery beach-pop hailing from sunny San Diego.
2/19 (Tuesday) – Eels @ The Showbox
Critically acclaimed, lyric-driven indie folk rock.
2/21 (Thursday) – Robb Benson & the Shelk @ Musicquarium
Local indie rock master and former frontman of Dear John Letters and Dept. of Energy.
2/21 (Thursday) – The Icarus Kids @ Barboza
8-bit video game rock superstars.
2/22 (Friday) – Kishi Bashi @ The Crocodile
Singer and multi-instrumental indie pop artist with classical flourishes.
2/23 (Saturday) – Ivan & Alyosha @ The Showbox
Local indie-rock heroes who are easy to love.
February 12, 2013
2/15 (Friday) – The Country Lips @ The Blue Moon Tavern
Everything from upbeat, honky tonk jams to slow-dance worthy Country ballads from a Seattle eight-piece. You can also catch them at the Musicquarium (Triple Door) on Saturday
2/16 (Saturday) – Radiation City @ Tractor
Retro-leaning dream pop from a Portland quartet
2/17 (Sunday) – The Helio Sequence @ Neptune Theatre
Driving, ambient electro-rock from a favorite Portland duo
February 4, 2013
Now that the Super Bowl is over, you might need something other than football to focus on. We suggest checking out some great shows happening in Seattle this week.
2/4 (Monday) – Ben Folds Five @ The Showbox
Piano-driven rock with a spotlight on savvy, poetic lyrics from one of this generation’s musical masterminds.
2/5 (Tuesday) – FUN. @ Paramount Theatre
Queen-inspired pop rock from New York.
2/6 (Wednesday) – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro @ Barboza
Smooth, vintagey pop with “his and her’s” call-and-answer vocals.
2/7 (Thursday) – Soundgarden @ Paramount Theatre
Chris Cornell’s Seattle-based project from the 1980s and 1990s makes a triumphant return to the Emerald City.
2/8 (Friday) – Mark Kozelek @ Benaroya Hall
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and former frontman of the Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon.
2/8 (Friday) – Wake Owl @ Tractor
Peaceful, poppy, country-infused indie rock with thoughtful lyrics out of Portland and Vancouver.
January 28, 2013
Quite a variety this week. From a solo set from a favorite former Seattleite to relative newcomers to legends from Seattle and beyond, this week has something for fans of many styles and many geographies. As always, check out our calendar for a longer look at what has caught our eyes.
1/29 (Tuesday) – Father John Misty @ Neptune Theatre
The lauded, swagger-filled (post Fleet Foxes) alter-ego of Josh Tillman of Foxes and J. Tillman (solo) fame returns to the U District as a headliner two days after his pre-The Walkmen set
2/1 (Friday) – Brite Lines w/ Pocket Panda @ Columbia City Theater
Poppy, self-described “electic, Electro-Americana” purveyors Brite Lines play with fellow fans of lushly orchestrated folk-tinged melodies (and fellow Seattleites) Pocket Panda
2/1 (Friday) and 2/2 (Saturday) – Ken Stringfellow w/ The Maldives @ The Tractor
Local power pop legend of The Posies and Big Star fame (among many others), Ken Stringfellow plays two highly anticipated nights trading headlining duties with The Maldives
1/31 (Thursday) – 2/3 (Sunday) – Dr. John and His All-New Band @ Jazz Alley
New Orleans’ iconic growl-voiced pianist brings his eclectic blend of blues, soul, rock, pop and jazz to the Emerald City with some of the finest side-players around today