March 13, 2018

Brighter Wounds = A Better Tuesday

In these troubled times (clichéd but no less true), we sometimes want to hear things that remind us of the past. We want to be brought back to yesteryear, to simpler times. Whether we’re listening to something from that bygone era or something that only recalls past times, we’re often drawn to sonic sentimentality and the audial warmth of what’s familiar.

Other times, we find ourselves craving something completely different. Something that challenges our thinking. Something that pushes us to truly experience music in a different way.

Son Lux is about as far from revivalist tendencies as one can get.

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May 19, 2016

John Grant Brings His Icelandic Intellect to the Emerald City


During the Renaissance, art and intellect mingled as an equally provocative and exciting duo. Both were highly valued and experimented with during this era. From Michelangelo to Galileo, from Shakespeare to Copernicus, huge strides were made in human civilization within the span of a couple hundred years.

Fast forward to 2016, where facts are being ignored for “gut feelings” and most artists are struggling to pay rent. Sometimes, much to our lament, it seems that art and intellect have failed.

However, maybe we’re about to experience a second Renaissance. At least, that’s the little glimmer you’re left with after speaking with musician John Grant.

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September 27, 2015

It’s Hard to Beat Free: Win Tickets to See The Helio Sequence This Tuesday

The Helio Sequence

It’s been quite a while since our last ticket giveaway but fear not, the error of our ways have been realized and remedied.

To our loyal readers and randoms alike, we offer you the chance to see one of our favorite bands, The Helio Sequence, for zero down, zero ever.

The Portland duo will headline Do206’s app launch party on Tuesday night at The Croc with Tangerine opening.

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June 2, 2015

Best of the Week: Two Walkmen, Elephant 6 and a DJ Doc Premiere


This week brings to town some of our favorite artists and personalities from yesteryear who have reemerged, reinvented themselves or just plain survived through various iterations. In addition to great shows from bands you’ve quite likely obsessed over for the past decade, this week sees the premier of the Marco Collins documentary, The Glamour & The Squalor. Keep on scrolling for our top picks and videos below. Continue reading

May 11, 2015

There Are Plenty of Great Shows in Town This Week, These Are the 5 Greatest


Sometimes we struggle to come up with a decent handful of great shows to highlight. This was not one of those weeks. From old favorites like The Cave Singers to relatively recent obsessions like the Other Lives to newly formed collaborations like Unlikely Friends, this week brings a variety of great live music options to town.

As always, keep on scrolling for this week’s recommendations and videos. Head over to our calendar for a look further down the line. Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Only the Best: 5 Seattle Shows You’ll (Probably) Love this Week


A new week, another chance to see some exceptional live music. You could also wind up at some pretty lame shows.

Luckily we’re looking out for you.

Here are the five very best in our (virtual, WordPress-hosted) book. Continue reading

March 25, 2015

5 Best of the (Rest of the) Week [3/25]


OK, so it’s Wednesday and we’re just now getting our weekly recs up. Sorry about that.

Long story short, we’re no longer on speaking terms with our snooze alarm.

In good news, we’re happy to report the best of the week is still to come. This week brings some of our favorite new and old, local and beyond musicians to some of Seattle’s best venues.

Without further ado, here are the five best shows to come this week. Continue reading

March 16, 2015

Best Live Music of the Week: Tycho, Pickwick and more [Week of 3/16]


At first glance this week seemed to be sorely lacking in good shows. However, with a little digging, we uncovered some gems for the most discerning of Emerald City music fans. We’re pleased to recommend some pretty intimate shows this week as well, with the largest venue being the Showbox SoDo, so you can get up close and personal with some great artists this week.

And, if it was a competition to see which venue can book the greatest number of recommendable shows for the week, we’d give the trophy to Sunset Tavern, one of our favorite little Ballard venues, as its calendar is looking pretty great this week! Continue reading

March 9, 2015

The Phoenix Rises: Chop Suey Reopens Amid Week of Great Live Music [Week of 3/9]


Emerald City dwellers, rejoice! After a week chock full of great musical options, our recommendations culminate with the Grand Reopening of Chop Suey in Capitol Hill! We can’t wait to find out if the new owners have stayed true to the original vibe of the venue, but based on the debut lineup, we think the Chop Suey will maintain its superbly gritty underground live music reputation.

The show is already sold out, however. But if you can’t finagle a ticket to the Chop Suey Reopening, you can’t go wrong with any of the other shows we recommend this week. Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Something for Everyone: Best Live Music in Seattle [week of 2/23]


One of the best things about living in the Emerald City is the fact that on any given night there’s usually music to fit any fancy, and today’s post is further proof. From folksy singer-songwriter tunes, to electro-dance mashups, to local grunge-metal, our recommendations run the gamut this week. Continue reading

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