Archive for July, 2013

July 23, 2013

Music Fests, Oh My – CHBP & Timber! This Weekend

It’s a big weekend for music, Seattleites! Capitol Hill Block Party is going to be in full swing, for those who love big crowds and… challenging parking. Three day passes are currently sold out but there are still single day tickets available so you may still be able to see The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Pickwick, STRFKR, Purity Ring, Telekinesis and other favorites form the NW and beyond. Also, this weekend marks the first annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival out in Carnation, WA, for those who love campfires and sleeping on the ground. Timber! is a brand new festival from the fine folks who brought you Doe Bay Fest, so expect something more intimate and more natural than the urban alternative this week. Don’t miss anticipated sets from The Fruit Bats, Helio Sequence, Lemolo and Ivan & Alyosha, among others… So really, there’s something for everyone!

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July 16, 2013

Seattle’s Best Concert Picks [Week of 7/15]

Well, Seattlites, we have some BIG names in town this week! But for those who aren’t interested in big arena shows, there are still plenty of other options around our fair city this week. Enjoy the sun, and even more, enjoy the tunes!

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July 11, 2013

Best. Weekend. Ever. Sub Pop, Geek Rock and Local Love

In case you haven’t heard, this weekend is going to be epic for music fans in the Emerald City! We haven’t looked forward to a weekend so much in quite some time!

To celebrate Seattle’s most iconic indie record label, Sub Pop, Mudhoney and friends will be playing on the roof of the Space Needle today. Not a concert for the faint of heart or acrophobes, but definitely of interest for fans of Seattle’s grunge roots, you can live stream the whole thing with KEXP: http://kexp.org/live/spaceneedle.

If that isn’t enough Sub Pop for you, the label’s 25th anniversary bash in Georgetown is taking place on Saturday. It’s a free – that’s right, FREE – event, featuring sets from Built to Spill, Shearwater, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Father John Misty and more. You can check out the full details here: http://silverjubilee.subpop.com/info. Final line-up and set times below.

For the geekier music fans out there, Arcade Armageddon is taking place at the Vera Project on Saturday as well. Even if you don’t play video games, you can come check out some of the finest video-game inspired bands you may ever see. There will be sets from Mega Ran, The Icarus Kids, Danimal Cannon and Fighter X. You can check out the full details for this event here: http://www.arcadearmageddon.com/.

And lastly, if none of the above appeals to you, you can always head over to Barboza to check out local songstress Whitney Lyman.

If all this combined doesn’t make for a great music weekend in Seattle, we don’t know what else would!

Saturday July 12th The Silver Jubilee
Along Airport Way in Georgetown
Sub Stage
(at S. Homer Street)
8:30 pm- Built to Spill
7:15 pm- Mudhoney
6:00 pm- J Mascis
5:00 pm- Metz
3:45 pm- Pissed Jeans
2:30 pm- King Tuff
1:30 pm- Shearwater
12:30pm- Feast

Pop Stage
(at S. Vale St.)
7:45 pm- Father John Misty
6:30 pm- Greg Dulli
5:20 pm- Shabazz Palaces
4:10 pm- The Baptist Generals
3:00 pm- clipping.

Elysian Stage
(at the S. Lucile St. overpass)
7:30 pm- Rose Windows
6:15 pm- Chad VanGaalen
5:00 pm- The Catheters
4:00 pm- Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
3:00 pm- Jack Endinos Earthworm
2:00 pm-The Tom Price Desert Classic
1:00 pm – David Buhler

At dusk, SIFF & Scarecrow Video present Dazed and Confused

The Mix: The Hardly Art Sideshow Jubilee
(at 6006 12th Ave. S.)
12:30 am – The Moondoggies
11:30 pm – Deep Time
10:30 pm – Protomartyr
9:30 pm – Hausu

July 1, 2013

Record Breaking Temps and Great Local Music [Week of 7/1]

We’re too hot to make clever jokes about how warm it is in Seattle this week. Not that we’re complaining, of course. But if you feel like venturing out into the city once the sun goes down and things cool off a bit, there are plenty of great musical options this week!

7/2 (Tuesday) Friends & Family, Night Cadet, Rin Tin Tiger @ Chop Suey
Eight-piece local pop collective, who recently funded their debut album with Kickstarter.

7/5 (Friday) The West, Us on Roofs, Roaming Herds of Buffalo, Yonder @ Neumos
Seattle-based synth-tastic tunes headlining at Neumos.

7/6 (Saturday) BOAT @ Comet Tavern
The Tacoma-based kings of sloppy-pop bring their quirky, clever melodies to the Emerald City.

7/7 (Sunday) Hannalee, Damien Jurado @ The Triple Door
A local trio with sweet harmonies and a hint of traditional American folk music with a modern twist.

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