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March 9, 2011

Zach Braff Night @ Showbox: Cary Brothers and Joshua Radin Tug Seattle’s Heartstrings

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In 2004, most of America was swooning over the film Garden State, but we were swooning over the film’s soundtrack. That Zach Braff has some good taste in tunes.

One of that artists on the Garden State soundtrack that stood out to us was Cary Brothers, a singer/songwriter from Nashville. It’s no surprise that his songs have shown up in TV shows and movies throughout the past 8 years. He’s a talented guitarist and features highly romantic lyrics.

Tonight, Cary Brothers is opening for another Zach Braff favorite: Joshua Radin. If you were lucky enough to snag tickets, you’ll be enjoying both acts at the Showbox tonight. If you didn’t get tickets, well, you’re out of luck because the show is sold out.

3/9 Joshua Radin/Cary Brothers/Laura Jansen at Showbox at the Market :: Doors at 7:00 PM :: This show is sold out.

March 9, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at the Croc

One of our favorite stories of bands being named after celebrities involves Crispin Glover apparently being less than pleased that a band was using his name, until said band won him over with a free t-shirt.

While the band Onward Crispin Glover may no longer be around, tonight’s featured act certainly treads on murky waters by taking on the even more absurd name of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. No word yet on whether merch has been exchanged to soothe any disputes de nom.

Though the band has one of the more cringe-inducing names we’ve seen in our time, there sound is anything but objectionable. With a style that brings in some of the more mellow elements of Nada Surf with the digital savvy of (awful name brethern) STRFKR, DEJJ play some of the best 60’s influenced electro-pop our ears have yet to hear.

Head over to the Croc tonight to hear the band open for ’05 blogosphere faves Tapes ‘n Tapes.

3/8 at The Crocodile: Tapes ‘n Tapes :: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. :: 8 PM :: $15

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