Posts tagged ‘Best Seattle concerts’

March 13, 2018

Brighter Wounds = A Better Tuesday

In these troubled times (clichéd but no less true), we sometimes want to hear things that remind us of the past. We want to be brought back to yesteryear, to simpler times. Whether we’re listening to something from that bygone era or something that only recalls past times, we’re often drawn to sonic sentimentality and the audial warmth of what’s familiar.

Other times, we find ourselves craving something completely different. Something that challenges our thinking. Something that pushes us to truly experience music in a different way.

Son Lux is about as far from revivalist tendencies as one can get.

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February 9, 2015

Feel the Love: Best Concerts of the Week [Feb. 9]


Valentine’s Day week is upon us, and we suggest a non-traditional celebration for you (and your significant other, if you have one). Skip the expected chocolates and roses and instead opt for a memorable evening taking in some great music with a couple Heinekens. There are plenty of good options this week, whether you want to celebrate with a sweetheart or go solo.

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August 19, 2014

Five Best of the Week – Chris Staples, Beck, Tacocat + More

For those looking to catch some live music, you’ve come to right place. And by right place, we’re talking about our city. But this site should help you too.

Here are five picks for the rest of the week. See you out there!

As always, head over to our calendar for the long view.

8/19 (Tuesday) Chris Staples, Valley Maker, Jesse Marrow @ The Tractor Tavern

Hushed, narrative-driven pop rock from Seattle’s own Florida-born singer-songwriter [Record release for Chris’ superb latest – American Soft]

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May 20, 2014

Pre-Gorge Best Three Concerts of the Week

New week, another chance to see some excellent live music. As always, here are our top picks.

Be sure to check out our calendar for the long view.

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January 7, 2013

Best Shows of the Week [Jan 7]

The first full week of 2013 brings some stellar shows our way. As always, scroll down for some home-cooked descriptors and feast your eyes on some excellent videos. Be sure to check out our always-expanding upcoming events calendar as well to see what shows have caught our collective eyes so far this year.




1/7 (Monday) – Chris Brokaw and Jennifer O’Connor @ The Crocodile

Pensive, driving folk rock from some of the most-respected touring musicians around

1/11 (Friday) – Pleasureboaters with Absolute Monarchs @ Sunset

Quite possibly the best spastic, freakout rock line-up of the year

1/13 (Sunday) – Geographer with On An On @ Barboza

Epic electronic rock in an intimate setting

November 5, 2012

Best Seattle Shows This Week [Nov. 5]

This week offers a nice balanced mix of relative newcomers and musical legends – all of which we highly recommend!

11/8 (Thursday) – The Henry Clay People @ Chop Suey
An indie pop band with a touch of punk, founded by two brothers out of LA.

11/8 (Thursday) – Morrissey @ The Moore Theatre
The famed former frontman of The Smiths brings his cleverly crafted lyricism and legendary crooning to the Emerald City. POSTPONED

11/9 (Friday) – AC Newman @ The Crocodile
One of Canada’s most talented indie singer songwriters displays his solo prowess after playing in two Canadian indie pop groups int he 1990s and serving as leader of the New Pornographers.

11/9 (Friday) – Leonard Cohen @ Key Arena
One of music’s most respected and sustained singer songwriters of our generation, an American and Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and the origin of many a cover song.

11/10 (Saturday) – Neil Young @ Key Arena
A former Buffalo Springfield member, a master of the harmonica and a true musical folk hero since the 1960s.

October 29, 2012

Best Shows of the Week [Oct. 29]

Usually we try to narrow down our recommendations for you each week, but this week there is so much great music we just can’t decide! If you buy tickets to any of these shows, you’ll be in good shape.

10/29 (Monday) – Dark Dark Dark @ The Crocodile
Known for their blend of jazz and folk, the Minnesota pop group is touring in support of a new album.

10/29 (Monday) – John Roderick & Friends @ Showbox (Market)
One of Seattle’s most lauded musicians, former Long Winters frontman is playing an intimate solo show for the hometown crowd.

10/30 (Tuesday) – Sad Face @ The Sunset Tavern
One of Seattle’s up-and-coming rock groups with measured composition with a touch of musical fury.

11/1 (Thursday) – Jens Lekman @ Neptune Theatre
Sweden’s folk-pop darling brings his clever brand of piano-pop to the Emerald City.

11/1 (Thursday) – Sea Wolf @ Tractor Tavern
LA’s Alex Brown Church’s solo project features well crafted pop songs with solid instrumentation and wavering vocals.

11/2 (Friday) – The Sea and Cake @ The Crocodile
A post-rock indie “supergroup” from the Chicago area featuring a balance of ethereal and driving rock.

11/3 (Saturday) – Cat Power @ Showbox SoDo
An Atlanta-born singer-songwriter so well respected that even the likes of Neko Case, Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder have done collaboration projects with her.

11/3 (Saturday) – Afghan Whigs @ The Showbox
One of the most acclaimed post-punk bands of the late 1990s that still maintains a cult following today.

September 10, 2012

The Best Seattle Concerts This Week [Sept. 10]

Another week, another opportunity to see some awesome bands. For those who are already booked most nights this week, rejoice! Because most of the action is later in the week and into the weekend.

9/14 (Friday) – Hot Chip @ The Paramount Theatre
English electronic pop tunes that will make you want to dance.

9/15 (Saturday) – The Head & The Heart @ The Paramount Theatre
Seattle’s beloved indie-pop quartet is back with their folksy, heartfelt songs.

9/15 (Saturday) – Angus Stone @ The Crocodile
One half of Angus & Julia Stone, branching out and exploring the solo world.

9/16 (Sunday) – Fresh & Onlys @ The Crocodile
Lo-fi indie pop and a brand new album to boot.

9/16 (Sunday) – Lost Lander @ Tractor Tavern
Folksy pop fronted by an honest-to-goodness woodsman.

August 6, 2012

The 5 Best Seattle Shows of the Week [August 6]

Our top picks for the week. As always, check the calendar for the full rundown.

8/6 (Monday) – Phosphorescent @ Tractor

Country-tinged rock from Brooklyn by-way-of Alabama

8/7 (Tuesday) – White Denim @ Tractor

Psychedelic-leaning, sometimes punky, garage rock from Austin

8/8 (Wednesday) – Sigur Rós @ The Paramount Theatre

Sonically-expansive, cinematic rock from Iceland

8/10 (Friday) – Brad @ KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concerts at the Mural

The 20-year-old Seattle four-piece featuring the distinctive, soulful vocals of Satchel’s Shawn Smith and impressive guitar work of Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard

8/10 (Friday) – The Features with Boom City and Ships @ Crocodile

Intricate, keyboard-driven pop rock from Nashville

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