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August 10, 2012

Outdoor/Indoor Double-Header with Brad, The Features and a Handful of Local Favorites

While there are certainly exceptions, most nights make it quite challenging to take in two great shows in a single evening. Much to our delight, tonight is one of those rare cases when our two top choices don’t have us pining for a Columbia City to Ballard bullet train. As an added bonus, the timing of our top picks tonight mean you’ll likely be able to take in all sets at each venue.

Start the evening off with one of KEXP and Seattle Center’s excellent, free Concerts at the Mural. Show up at the base of the Space Needle right around 5:30pm to hear local purveyors of lo-fi pop Posse – fingers crossed for a Smog cover. At 6:30, the assembled masses will be treated to some of Seattle’s finest she/he vocals and sing-along folk from The Young Evils. The evening’s headliners, Brad, will kick off their headlining set of soulful vocals and grunge-inspired grooves at 7:30pm.

Whenever you’re ready, head down a few blocks to The Crocodile to see what just might be the best pop rock lineup of the summer. Ships, “Seattle’s most refined power pop band,” will kick off the Belltown portion of your evening. Following a lively, yet still “refined” set, frontman Jacob James will turn the stage over to former bandmate Eric Howk of The Lashes and his new excellent power pop band made up of members of Visqueen, The Greatest Hits and Megasapien for Boom City’s album release performance. Last up, SLM favorites The Features will take the stage to crank out a full set of consistently solid, cleverly-worded, keyboard-driven pop rock gems.

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

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

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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