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January 13, 2011

Seattle Showcase of the Week: Elba’s Album Release Tonight at The Croc

As The Dismemberment Plan, the Pixies and Modest Mouse rank among our list of favorites, we’ve been paying close attention to Seattle’s Elba, who cites those three bands as some of their major influences. If you too are a fan of The D. Plan’s polyrhythms or Frank Black’s choppy, boyish vocal style, we bet you’ll enjoy tonight’s album release show at the Crocodile.

If that weren’t enough, the always entertaining, enormously talented Gabriel Mintz will take the stage after local power-pop favorites The Quit. Get to the Croc early, as we recommend all three bands in this, the liveliest Seattle showcase of the week.

Update: You can listen to the EP for free at (Thanks for the tip, Nick.)

Below are videos for all three:

1/13 at The Crocodile: Elba, Gabriel Mintz, The Quit :: Doors at 8 PM :: tickets $8 :: 21+


January 13, 2011

The Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour Tonight at Neumos

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be 15-years-old and wear eyeliner, too much pomade and tight jeans to appreciate emo these days. According to the video for “Belle of the Boulevard” from Dashboard Confessional (below), cute SoCal coeds, clownish buskers, sports fans, little girls wearing mary janes and even a bikini-clad woman are proud to march to the emo beat. And to be completely honest, we kinda like it too.

Speaking of Dashboard Confessional, they will be playing tonight at Neumos with fellow emo hero Chris Conley (from Saves the Day) and the slightly more upbeat Lady Danville and John Lefler.

1/13 at Neumos: Dashboard Confessional, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Lady Danville, John Lefler :: Doors at 7 pm :: All Ages, Bar with ID :: SOLD OUT (but if you hurry you might be able to find some tickets on Craigslist. Good luck!)

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