Posts tagged ‘Elba’

December 2, 2011

Best Seattle Bands Playing SEA tonight: The Cave Singers, Elba + Whalebones

Tonight’s one of those nights when you could throw a dart at a list of venues and end up hearing some of the best bands you’ve heard in a while. While we wrote about Portland’s Blind Pilot earlier today, we decided to do a follow-up post to highlight three of our favorite Seattle bands playing in town tonight. Do yourself a favor and kick off your weekend with one of these great shows.

The Cave Singers (Headlining Neumos. The bill also includes PDX’s The Builders and The Butchers :: Doors at 8pm :: $18)

Elba (Opening for The Sea & Cake at The Croc. The bill also includes Lia Ices :: Doors at 8pm :: $13)

Whalebones (Headlining Chop Suey. The bill also includes Charles Leo Gebhardt IV and The First Times. Doors at 9pm :: $8)

September 22, 2011

The Prolific Elba Release Their Second and Best of Year at High Dive Tonight

While we’ve been Elba enthusiasts for years, it’s really been the band’s output over the past year that’s made us even more excited about the band. Sure, for most musicians you get street-cred by claiming to love the early stuff but there’s something to be said for getting to hear a band when they’re really hitting their stride. With January’s release of Diplodocus and even more so with the band’s brand-new self-titled, the band has really put their own stamp on their take on Modest Mouse/Pixies-influenced indie rock that we’ve enjoyed for what seems like forever.

If you’re already a fan or just like what you hear below, be sure to head over to Fremont’s High Dive tonight for a great-lineup that includes Ravenna Woods’ Matt Badger as well as fine acts from Austin and Portland.

9/22 Elba / Blue Skies For Black Hearts / Matt Badger / Jarrett Killen @ High Dive :: 8:00 pm :: $7

January 13, 2011

Seattle Showcase of the Week: Elba’s Album Release Tonight at The Croc

As The Dismemberment Plan, the Pixies and Modest Mouse rank among our list of favorites, we’ve been paying close attention to Seattle’s Elba, who cites those three bands as some of their major influences. If you too are a fan of The D. Plan’s polyrhythms or Frank Black’s choppy, boyish vocal style, we bet you’ll enjoy tonight’s album release show at the Crocodile.

If that weren’t enough, the always entertaining, enormously talented Gabriel Mintz will take the stage after local power-pop favorites The Quit. Get to the Croc early, as we recommend all three bands in this, the liveliest Seattle showcase of the week.

Update: You can listen to the EP for free at http://elba.bandcamp.com/ (Thanks for the tip, Nick.)

Below are videos for all three:

1/13 at The Crocodile: Elba, Gabriel Mintz, The Quit :: Doors at 8 PM :: tickets $8 :: 21+

 

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