Posts tagged ‘Seattle live music’

September 6, 2013

Best Seattle Shows of the Weekend [9/6-9/8]


Nothing like a wealth of great live music options to cap off a short work week that was preceded by one of the best city festivals in the nation. (Speaking of Bumbershoot, be sure to check out our photo sets to revel in the last great sunny weekend of summer.)

Moving on to the present and close future, we’ve got some excellent old and new favorites to mark the start of the holiday season for music fans that is autumn touring season.

Take a scroll through our picks below and share the post with your friends to let them where they’ll be able to find you this weekend.

September 5, 2013

Best of Bumbershoot 2013 – KEXP Music Lounge Edition

We know that most people who head to Bumbershoot spend most of their time at the big stages enjoying the scheduled agenda of musical acts as advertised. And why not? Those sets are the real deal!

But we can’t help ducking into the KEXP Secret Music Lounge here and there to catch a more abbreviated and intimate performance by a selection of our festival favorites. Since not everyone at Bumbershoot gets to attend these small, on-air performances, we took the liberty of capturing a few shots of what goes on visually behind what goes out over the KEXP airwaves.

September 4, 2013

Best of Bumbershoot 2013 in Photos

Another Bumbershoot has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still relishing the great music we enjoyed with the masses all weekend.

We scurried from stage to stage, soaked in the sets, braved the photo pits and have since pulled together some photographic highlights for your viewing (and relishing?) enjoyment. (Click on any image for the full screen version.)

Wishing for a sneak peek from the KEXP Secret Music Lounge? Never fear – those are coming your way tomorrow! (Update: and are now just one click away.)

September 2, 2013

Bumbershoot Best Bets – Day Three (Monday)


We hope you all aren’t Bumbered-out yet, because there’s one day left to relish the music, arts, and fun that is Seattle Center on Labor Day weekend. It’s also really the last day to revel in summer before the autumn slog takes us all back to school, work or whatever your version of reality is these days.

If you missed the first two days, Saturday and Sunday, your SEA live Music team will be posting a recap this week of some of the great acts we’ve taken in as we scurried from stage to stage. In the meantime, you can always keep up with us by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your (preferably non-bot) friends too!

If you’re up for braving the zombies that are inexplicably roving Seattle Center for one more day, take a look at our recs below (complete with big names next to local loves) and join us for the final chapter of Bumbershoot 2013.

September 1, 2013

Bumbershoot Best Bets – Day Two (Sunday)


Another day, another Bumbershoot post! Bumbershoot has long been our favorite in-city music fest, hailing the end of a beautiful summer, and the beginning of autumn tour season. Today’s lineup is likely the best of the week with some hidden gems and billboard favorites side by side.

If you missed Day 1, never fear – we’ll be tweeting + Facebooking from Seattle Center and next week your SEA live Music team will be posting a recap of some of the highlights from the weekend. But in the meantime, without further ado, here’s our top picks for the middle day of Bumbershoot!

August 31, 2013

Bumbershoot Best Bets Day One (Saturday)


If you’re still on the fence about going to this year’s edition of Bumbershoot, now would be a pretty good time to hop down and take a stand. At this point you’ve seen the commercials, read the blog posts and heard all about it from your opinionated friends (and/or “friends,” think Facebook) but allow us to make one last pitch to why you should join in the fun, if you’re into that sort of thing.

We won’t take our usual approach to giving you an hour-by-hour breakdown of the three-day festival as you probably wouldn’t really appreciate that right now, so instead we’ll give you a rundown of the five can’t miss acts that will kick off day one, which officially just began at 11am today.

June 26, 2013

Additional Shows + More for a Good News Kind of Day


What a Wednesday! It doesn’t seem to happen often these days but today is one of those rare times when we’re proud of the other Washington.

On a completely different plane, we’re also happy to see more good news from D.C. as an old favorite (and former Barsuk darling) The Dismemberment Plan announced their first album in twelve years this morning.

Bringing it closer to home, this evening brings us three excellent shows we wholeheartedly recommend. For those who know us, we like to limit the tough choices by serving up one recommendation per day as we’re all about bringing you the absolute best “without the extra noise,” but that just wasn’t possible on a day like today.

It’s a celebratory kind of day and why not celebrate it with some great audio options?

6/26 (Wednesday) Sean Nelson, Jenny Invert, Whitney Lyman @ Neumos

Arguably Seattle’s most entertaining frontman goes solo and lands his best album years

6/26 (Wednesday) We Are-She Is, Regional Faction, Sarah Tones @ Rendezvous

Highly addictive, feel-good pop from a Southern California’s best female duo

6/26 (Wednesday) The Gloria Darlings, Pepper Proud, Josh Philpott Band @ Tractor

Beautifully rich folk born in the West Virginia hills and refined in Seattle

June 24, 2013

This Week’s Best Bets in Seattle [Week of 6/24]


This week showcases some of the finest Seattle-based acts playing around the city. In fact, we’re only recommending one non-Seattle act this week, meaning there’s a lot of local music love to be had!

June 17, 2013

Best Seattle Shows of the Week [June 17]


If your weekend was anything like ours, you need a weekend to recover from that weekend. While we sadly can’t grant you that wish, we can hope to make your week just a bit better by pointing out some great audio cures to whatever ails you. This week, we recommend the full spectrum, from new to old, to normal-ish to highly bizarre and everything else in between. Enjoy.

May 28, 2013

Best Seattle Shows of the Week [Post-Sasquatch Edition]

With Memorial Day weekend in our rear-view mirror, here are few excellent shows to get you through the week.



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