Posts tagged ‘John. K. Samson’

April 1, 2012

The Smart Choice: The Weakerthans’ John K. Samson at The Tractor Tonight

When music critics and others who enjoy musing on the subject are asked to pick out some of the best wordsmiths in the business, more often than not tonight’s Tractor headliner appears on such short lists. Along with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, The Weakerthan’s John K. Samson is regularly cited as one of the so-called “poet laureates of indie rock.”

As NPR aptly puts it, debut solo full-length “Provincial continues to mine Samson’s observations of life as an open-hearted Canadian book-reader type, while couching his reference-rich storytelling in sweet, guitar-powered pop hooks.”

If you count yourself as a fan of exceedingly clever lyricists with strong pop sensibilities, be sure to head over to the Tractor tonight to take in the live experience for yourself.

4/1 John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans), Shotgun Jimmie @ Tractor Tavern, Doors at 8pm, $12-15, 21+

March 29, 2012

The Very Best Live Music in the City [Early Weekend Edition!]

Is that the weekend yet? No? Well, Thursday certainly ain’t too shabby, so we might as well let ourselves think about the glorious days at the week’s end. Never too early to ensure we’re all getting the music fix we all need and deserve…

3/30 (Friday) – Ravenna Woods, Redwood Plan, Ambulance @ Vera, Doors at 7:30 pm, $11-13, All Ages (As Always)

Percussive, rhythmically dynamic acoustic rock from always entertaining Seattleites. Don’t miss the video below.

3/31 (Saturday) – The Lumineers, Y La Bamba, Sean W. Spellman of Quiet Life @ Neumos, Doors at 8pm, SOLD OUT, 21+

Sing-along friendly folk pop from a Denver trio – Note: The show’s currently sold out but don’t worry too much as you can see the band for a free in-store performance at Sonic Boom, Tuesday 4/2 at 6 p.m.

4/1 (Sunday) – John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans), Shotgun Jimmie @ Tractor Tavern, Doors at 8pm, $12-15, 21+

Cleverly worded songs and stories from Canada’s poet laureate of indie rock

As always, head over to our calendar page for the full rundown.

March 27, 2012

The Week’s Very Best Live Music + Bonus Video by Seattle’s PonyHomie

Our top picks for the week.

3/27 (Tuesday) – PonyHomie @ White Rabbit

Dark synth pop from Tron-loving Seattleites

3/28 (Wednesday) – Howler @ Sunset

Catchy, often danceable surf rock from young Minnesotans

3/30 (Friday) – Ravenna Woods @ Vera

Percussive, rhythmically dynamic acoustic rock from always entertaining Seattleites

3/31 (Saturday) – The Lumineers @ Neumos

Sing-along friendly folk pop from a Denver trio

4/1 (Sunday) – John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans) @ Tractor Tavern

Cleverly worded songs and stories from Canada’s Poet Laurette of indie rock

As always, head over to our calendar page for the full rundown.

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