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June 18, 2012

FREE live MUSIC from SEA live MUSIC: Rhett Miller (Old 97’s) Ticket Giveaway

We’re happy to be able to offer you a chance to see the Rhett Miller when he’s in town this Friday for free. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to his 6/22 show, just send an email to SEAliveMUSIC [at] with the subject line “This Summer Lie” by noon this Thursday.

Aren’t familiar with Rhett? He’s the former frontman of Alt Country forefathers The Old 97’s. While Rhett’s been a solo artist since the late 80’s with an extended quiet period during his former band’s heyday, he picked up the singer-songwriter gig again a decade ago with Instigator. Rhett’s touring in support of his latest album, The Dreamer, which came out earlier this month. With many critics calling The Dreamer his best effort in years, “cokemachineglow calls this straight-up pop with a tinge of alt-country “easy company, a warm and thoroughly enjoyable summer listen.”

If you’re interested in taking in these summer tunes in person, send us an email and we’d love to set you up with a pair of tickets.

6/22 (Friday) – Rhett Miller with The Spring Standards @ Crocodile, Doors at 8pm, $18

June 18, 2012

Concerts at the Mural 2012 Line-Up Unveiled: Another Great Year for the KEXP & Seattle Center Collaboration

As you might guess from the title of our blog, there are few things we enjoy more than live music, especially if it takes place in Seattle and/or features Seattle musicians. Add free and an outdoor venue to the mix, and those five elements add up to be one of our favorite annual traditions in Seattle, KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concert at the Mural Series.

Just moments ago, KEXP unveiled the line-up, which we’ve pasted below. For the full announcment, click through to KEXP’s post.

Friday 8/3 – No Depression Night, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by DJ El Toro
Shovels & Rope
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Legendary Oaks
Fly Moon Royalty

Friday 8/10, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by TBA
The Young Evils

Friday 8/17, Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by Troy Nelson
Love Battery
Absolute Monarchs

Friday 8/24 Doors at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm
Hosted by TBA
Fresh Espresso

About Concerts at the Mural

The community gathers for Concerts at the Mural, a series of five FREE summer concerts presented by KEXP and Seattle Center. With the support of City of Seattle, Concerts at the Mural showcases prominent bands that perform and celebrate the best of the nation’s music scene.

And to get you in the mood, here’s a video of Pickwick’s excellent mural show last year.

June 18, 2012

Frontmen Gone Solo & More: Top Picks for The Week of 6/18

Our top picks this week.

6/18 (Monday) – The Temper Trap @ The Showbox

Panoramic pop imported from Melbourne, Australia.

6/19 (Tuesday) – Ezra Furman @ Sunset

Jangly, sly pop rock from Chicago.

6/20 (Wednesday) – The Drowning Men @ Barboza

Oceanside’s finest tattooed rock group this decade.

6/22 (Friday) – Jonathan Coulton @ Showbox

Cleverly wry nerd rock from a geek culture icon.

6/22 (Friday) – Scott Lucas & The Married Men @ Sunset

Former Local H frontman refreshes his take on indie alt rock.

6/22 (Friday) – Rhett Miller @ Crocodile

Texas-native and Old 97’s frontman goes solo with his alt-country tunes.

6/23 (Saturday) – The Mountain Goats (solo) @ Columbia City Theater

Lyric-driven indie pop from John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

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