Posts tagged ‘Best shows in Seattle’

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

October 15, 2012

The Best Seattle Shows of the Week [October 15]

With City Arts Fest right around the corner, Seattleites are faced with an embarrassment of riches this week. To help you narrow down the options, here are our top picks.

10/16 (Tuesday) – Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) @ Barboza

The once and future Grandaddy frontman plays a new crop of beautiful, often heart-wrenching songs about the promise of rebirth, technology’s impact on society, fading memories of failed relationships.

10/18 (Thursday) – Absolute Monarchs @ Chop Suey

Absolute Monarchs, which many know as the other band featuring Joel from the muscularly dexterous, critically-acclaimed Seattle duo My Goodness, plays the finest high-energy distortion-driven rock your likely to hear all week.

10/18 (Thursday) – Gold Leaves @ The Crocodile

Seattleite Grant Olsen’s band that manages to create a sound that recalls simpler times with enough flourishes to firmly root itself in the here and now.

10/19 (Friday) – Ravenna Woods @ The Crocodile

Percussive, rhythmically dynamic acoustic rock from always entertaining Seattleites.

10/20 (Saturday) – Lost in the Trees @ The Crocodile

With frontman Ari Picker’s formal training in cinematic scoring, Lost in the Trees is a unique band that takes the incorporation of orchestral elements to a new level.

10/21 (Sunday) – Freelance Whales @ Chop Suey

While the band still leans heavily on keyboard-driven pop, Freelance Whales explore their darker side. The new singles are much more commanding and rich than their delicate, pretty predecessors off Weathervanes.

October 8, 2012

The Best 3 Seattle Shows of the Week [October 8]

Our top picks for the week.

10/9 (Tuesday) – Hospitality @ Neumos

Female-fronted flowery pop from Brooklyn

10/12 (Friday) – Dinosaur Jr. @ The Neptune Theatre

Iconic slacker vocals and fuzzed out guitar wizardry from Amherst, MA

10/14 (Sunday) – Jeff The Brotherhood @ The Crocodile

Two brothers with a deep love of Weezer and fuzzed out guitars from Nashville

October 1, 2012

The 3 Best Seattle Shows of the Week [October 1]

Our top picks for the week.

10/3 (Wednesday) – Beach House @ The Showbox

Beautiful ambient music from the female-fronted Baltimore duo

10/5 (Friday) – Grizzly Bear @ Paramount

Sonically rich and harmony-heavy experimental rock from Brooklyn

10/6 (Saturday) – Bad Books @ Neumos

Hook-laden, often dark yet always playfully self-aware rock from skilled lyricists Kevin Devine (solo) and Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra)

June 11, 2012

The Seattle Six: Best Shows of the Week [June 11 edition]

Our top picks this week.

6/12 (Tuesday) – Sarah Jaffe @ Tractor Tavern

Delicate, thoughtful folk from the Denton, TX-based singer-songwriter

6/13 (Wednesday) – Bonnie Prince Billy @ Sonic Boom Records

Often enigmatic, often brilliant folk from the Louisville-based singer-songwriter served up free of charge

6/13 (Wednesday) – Patrick Watson @ Columbia City Theatre

Genre-crossing multi-instrumental indie rock with vibrant vocals from the Quebec-based singer-songwriter-fronted band

6/15 (Friday) – Bill Frisell @ Jazz Alley

The world-renowned, Seattle-based guitarist takes on the work of John Lennon

6/16 (Saturday) – My Goodness @ Neumos

Dynamic and always powerful blues-rock from the Seattle duo

6/17 (Sunday) – The Dandy Warhols @ The Showbox

Psychedelic-infused pop rock from PDX

May 29, 2012

The 6 Best Shows in Seattle This Week

…And we’re back! How’s everyone been? Hope your time at that Seattle festival and/or that other non-Seattle festival and/or other Memorial Day activities treated you well. We’ll be getting back to what we call “regular” around these parts shortly but first, be sure to check out our newly updated calendar page.

As always, keep your eyes on the main page as we’ll be posting day-of previews for these shows and more.

This week, we’re currently most excited about the following shows. How about you?

5/29 (Tuesday) – Nick Waterhouse @ Barboza

50s-style R&B-infused rock from L.A.

5/29 + 5/30 – Pearl Django @ Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Gypsy jazz from Tacoma

5/30 (Wednesday) – Colonies @ Barboza

Experimental indie-rock from Tacoma

5/31 (Thursday) – Sounds Major @ Barboza

Sharp-tongued piano rock from Seattle

6/1 (Friday) – Wintersleep @ Columbia City Theater

Multi-faceted radio-ready indie rock from Canada

6/3 (Sunday) – Destroyer @ Neumos

Ambitious, often inaccessible but often brilliant art rock from Canada

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