Posts tagged ‘Fanfarlo’

April 10, 2012

Those “Charming” Men (and Woman): Fanfarlo at The Croc Tonight

“Is ‘charming’ a genre?” is how NPR began their First Listen feature on tonight’s Croc headliner and we wholeheartedly agree. Fanfarlo, the London-based band with a penchant for folk melodies and eclectic instrumentation, certainly has become tougher to describe in prose than it once was. Previously, we’d reach for a quick Beirut-reference if we were really pressed to describe their sound to our friends but even that somewhat-flimsy comparison falls hopelessly flat.

As NPR aptly explains, “the group splits the difference between two very different styles — sweetly shambling, occasionally orchestral pop and the wirier, less emotive rock sounds of bands like Talking Heads — with the common thread being its fundamentally approachable nature. This is hug-and-a-handshake music, as ingratiating as it is inspired.”

If you like how that sounds, or much more importantly how they actually sound once you’ve had a chance to spend some time with their music below, head over to The Crocodile for the live experience.

4/10 (Tuesday) – Fanfarlo, Gardens And Villa @ The Crocodile, 8pm, $15.50 incl taxes

April 9, 2012

Radiohead, Fanfarlo, Elvis Costello + More: The Best Shows in Seattle This Week

Our top picks this week.

4/9 (Monday) – Radiohead @ Key Arena

British band that released their debut single twenty years ago. (RIYL: Bands who count them as major influences, including but definitely not limited to, Muse, Sigur Ros)

4/10 (Tuesday) – Fanfarlo @ The Crocodile

London-based band founded by a Swede with a penchant for folk melodies and eclectic instrumentation (RIYL: Beirut)

4/11 (Wednesday) – First Aid Kit @ The Crocodile

Swedish sisters noted for their heavenly harmonies (RIYL: Joanna Newsom)

4/12 (Thursday) – Elvis Costello @ The Paramount

High energy English musician, noted king of Power Pop, New Wave (RIYL: XTC, all things cool)

4/13 (Friday) – BOAT @ Sunset

SEA live MUSIC favorites: Self-proclaimed “sloppy pop” from Seattle/Tacoma (RIYL: Pavement)

Head over to our calendar page for the full rundown.

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

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