November 24, 2014
Hello readers! Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming of weekly music recommendations.
As you prepare to give thanks for your mom’s turkey and apple pie later this week, we’re giving thanks that the Emerald City can boast such amazing venues and artists. See below for a quick glance at the best live shows this week.
11/26 (Wednesday) Bryan John Appleby, Shenandoah Davis, James Wallace @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
This month’s installment of music at the Abbey features three talented, bluesy, indie singer-songwriters.
11/28 (Friday) Noah Gundersen, Rocky Votolato @ The Moore
Up-and-coming singer songwriter joins one of Seattle’s tried-and-true songsmiths at one of the loveliest venues in the city.
11/29 (Saturday) Black Whales (album release), The Young Evils, Timbre Barons, @ The Tractor Tavern
The 1960’s-influenced folk garage band Black Whales releases their latest collection of raw, psychedelic pop tunes.
March 3, 2014
As we’re already beginning to experience the always-welcome prelude to the “embarrassment of riches” that the spring touring season brings, here are top three picks to narrow an increasingly crowded field of great live music options.
3/5 (Wednesday) Dr. Dog, Saint Rich @ Neptune
Philly’s finest bring their retro-tinged rock to the U-District
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July 23, 2013
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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November 19, 2012
Our top picks for the week.
11/21 (Wednesday) – Bryan John Appleby @ The Tractor
Thoughtful, folk-infused acoustic melodies from one of Seattle’s finest singer-songwriters
11/23 (Friday) – Country Lips @ The Croc
A Seattle eight-piece that pays “homage to that proud tradition, cranking out debauched ballads with slurred-speech choruses that would make Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard proud”
11/25 (Sunday) – Gabriel Mintz @ The Tractor
Americana-tinged rock with hypnotic riffs and soft, unwavering vocals from another exceedingly talented Seattleite
September 4, 2012
Alas, the Emerald City’s finest music festival has come to a close, but we can still relive the long weekend through photos. Below we’ve posted a few from the final day of Bumbershoot, and be sure to check out our photos from Day 1 and Day 2.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Bryan John Appleby
Fujiya & Miyagi
July 2, 2012
You don’t have to contain your 4th of July celebrations to Wednesday. At least not when it comes to enjoying good music around our Emerald City. Another reason to celebrate? All Seattle residents know that the 5th of July is the official start to our PacNW summer. So three cheers for all the great concerts this week!
7/2 (Monday) – Audra Mae @ Tractor
Soulful country crooner from LA by way of Oklahoma.
7/5 (Thursday) – The Torn ACLs @ Tractor
Fun-times pop rock from Seattle.
7/4 (Wednesday) – Pickwick @ Gasworks Park
Have a blast at the Family 4th Celebration with your favorite indie-folk-turned-soul band from Seattle.
7/6 (Friday) – Bryan John Appleby @ Columbia City Theater
Thoughtful, folk-tinged acoustic melodies from one of Seattle’s finest singer-songrwriters.
7/6 (Friday) – Lower Dens @ Barboza
Multifaceted, ethereal experimental rock from Baltimore.
7/7 (Saturday) – The Moondoggies @ Barboza
Driving, Americana-infused melodic rock from Ballard.
7/7 (Saturday) – The Next Fifty Play The First Fifty featuring Vendetta Red, Grand Hallway, Fly Moon Royalty, Seacats, Candysound, Special Explosion, Brothers From Another, Dungeon Science @ The Mural
Free show Seattle Center’s Mural Ampitheater featuring local acts playing original songs interspersed with covers of legends of PacNW.
7/7 (Saturday) – The Cloud War (formerly Brother Bear) @ Tractor Tavern
Indie folk pop with a vaudeville twist from Seattle.
January 12, 2012
Rarely ones to miss an opportunity to offer (an often unsolicited) recommendation to our friends about what videos they really “need” to see, it should come as no surprise that Christian Sorensen Hansen‘s name is a part of a majority of said conversations.
The days when we actually have a chance to point people to one of Christian’s videos organically rank among our favorites. As luck has it (as you likely have already guessed), today is one such day.
Bryan John Appleby, the Seattle-based purveyor of “indie-folk tinged Americana” and star of what is quite possibly Christian’s most visually stunning video yet (below), will be playing Neumos tonight as part of the one of the best all-local shows we’ve yet to see this year.
Be sure to get there early to see the young, self-described “baroque pop” band Tomten who will take the stage before Appleby and be sure to stick around for the smoothly constructed, bluesy pop songs of Motopony.
Cliffs Along The Sea from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.
1/12 Motopony, Bryan John Appleby, Tomtem @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: $8 :: 21+