Archive for December, 2012

December 30, 2012

New Year, New Music! Check out Pickwick and PonyHomie This Week

If you need a good New Year’s Resolution for 2013, we recommend making a commitment to seeing more live music. While good shows tend to be a little more few and far between this time of year than during regular tour seasons, there’s plenty of good music to get you started on the right foot this year. This week alone boasts a couple can’t-miss sets.

Sultry, soulful folk pop with retro sensibilities yet totally modern composition.

If you are still looking for awesome plans for New Year’s Eve, we recommend joining the fun at Showbox with Seattle’s own Pickwick. The unassuming band of boys packs an unexpected punch and will have you on your feet all night as you welcome 2013. The show is expected to sell out, so grab your tickets while you still can.

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Up-and-coming dark dance-pop trio that is finally coming into its own with a fantastic new album featuring psychedelic and house tinges .

You’ve probably seen us tout PonyHomie time and time again. And there’s a good reason for it – they are one of our go-to electro-pop picks. If you have yet to check them out, this is the night to do so. With a brand new album hot off the presses and a sound that has matured like a fine wine over the past couple years, this show will serve as yet another great kick-off to 2013.

For a look ahead at some of the other great shows coming up in the first few months of 2013, be sure to check out our freshly updated calendar.

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December 17, 2012

Best Shows of the Week [Dec 17]

Looking to get a few more shows under your belt before holiday madness completely takes over you life? You could certainly do a lot worse than these shows.

Mercury Prize winning Alt-J playing Seattle's The Crocodile

Mercury Prize winning Alt-J playing Seattle’s The Crocodile

Orca Team playing with The Comettes

Orca Team playing with The Comettes

The Pharmacy playing with Pleasureboaters and others

The Pharmacy playing with Pleasureboaters and others

12/17 (Monday) – The Mountain Goats @ The Showbox

Smart indie rock from one of most beloved hyperliterate lyricists of a generation

12/17 (Monday) – Alt-J @ The Crocodile

Experimental, genre-bending (Mercury Prize winning) hip-hop inspired rock from the UK

12/22 (Saturday) – Orca Team with headliners The Comettes @ Barboza

Seattle’s finest local surfy pop rock plays with the elusive, up-and-comers The Comettes


12/22 (Saturday) – The Pharmacy with The Pleasureboaters and more @ Chop Suey

Sugary, psychedlic-tinged power pop from Seattle via New Orleans play with some favorites from yesteryear

December 10, 2012

Best Seattle Shows of the Week [Dec. 10]

Our top picks for the week.

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12/10 (Monday) – Nouela @ Chop Suey

Assertive yet pretty piano rock with powerful vocals and pop sensibilities from Seattle’s own Nouela Johnston

12/11 (Tuesday) – Ty Segall @ Neumos

Driving guitar riffs and screeching vocals from a rising Bay Area legend

12/15 (Saturday) – David Bazan plays Pedro the Lion’s Control @ Neptune

A longtime Seattle favorite plays his excellent decade old album in its entirety

December 3, 2012

Best Shows of the Week [Dec. 3]

While Tuesday’s sold-out Deck the Hall Ball has taken up a lot of ink and pixels, we’re most excited about the following three shows this week.

12/5 (Wednesday) – The Shins @ Showbox (Market)

PacNW indie legend James Mercer’s in town again with everyone’s favorite Portland-by-way-of-Albuquerque band

12/6 (Thursday) – Charles Bradley @ Neumos

Don’t miss this chance to see the 64-year-old “Screaming Eagle of Soul” – a performer you truly lives up to oft-used “absolutely must see live” claims

12/7 (Friday) – The Cave Singers @ The Showbox

Favorite local-purveyors of impassioned folk-rock

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