Posts tagged ‘Jessica Dobson’

September 17, 2012

The 7 Best Seattle Shows of the Week [September 17]

If you’re not going to at least one of these shows, your friends might finally hold that intervention about you needing to reassess your claim about being a music fan. Another great week ahead. Top picks below.

9/18 (Tuesday) – Sondre Lerche @ The Crocodile

Norwegian singer-songwriter noted for his clever wordplay and his pop sensibilities

9/18 (Tuesday) – Animal Collective @ The Paramount Theatre

The most sonically adventurous, often polarizing group in Maryland’s history

9/19 (Wednesday) – Reptar @ Neumos

The Athens-based dance-pop quartet is back after their celebrated Concerts at The Mural performance

9/20 (Thursday) – Poor Moon @ Neumos

One of the finest Fleet Foxes side-projects you’ll hear all week

9/21 (Friday) – Father John Misty @ Neumos

The lauded, swagger-filled (post Fleet Foxes) alter-ego of Josh Tillman of Foxes and J. Tillman (solo) fame returns to his favorite Seattle venue

9/22 (Saturday) – The Raveonettes @ Neumos

Hook-laden, distortion-heavy rock from everyone’s favorite Danish duo from the past decade

9/22 (Saturday) – The Shins @ Paramount Theatre

Everyone’s favorite Portland-by-way-of-Albuquerque band featuring current pride of Seattle, Jessica Dobson

September 3, 2012

Bumbershoot Day 2 in Photos

Some shots from our Sunday at Seattle Center. If you’re looking for all of photos and recs, click here and follow us (and talk to us!) on Twitter to catch the latest from the grounds.

Knowmads

The Jezabels

The Young Evils

Fruit Bats

The Promise Ring



Deep Sea Diver



Fred Armisen

September 2, 2012

Day 2: Top 3 Can’t-Miss Picks for Sunday at Bumbershoot

Enjoying Bumbershoot? We sure are. Keep your eyes here for all of our recs and photos, and talk to us on Twitter and Facebook. Also, don’t forget to check out our photos from Day 1.

Fruit Bats (Sub Pop Stage, 5:00pm)

With past stints with The Shins and Califone, Fruit Bats’ leader Eric D. Johnson plays the type of intelligent, lyrically-driven indie rock that you’d expect from such a pedigree. Over the years, the Bats have become one of Sub Pop’s most enjoyable live bands. You won’t want to miss this set from some of the best multi-instrumentalists playing the iconic label’s stage this year.


The Promise Ring (Exhibition Hall, 6:15pm)

Often cited as one of the forefathers of emo before it became a dirty word in the mid-2000’s, The Promise Ring plays introspective pop rock with a healthy serving of light-hearted punk. The Milwaukee band was around from 1995 through late 2002 and has since gotten back momentarily in 2005 and again in 2011. Spend some time with the band at Ex Hall to take audio stroll down memory lane.

Deep Sea Diver (The Promenade, 7:30pm)

Long before Jessica Dobson became a household name for her work with Beck and The Shins (for households that know those kinds of things), she was a much-admired west coast guitarist and songwriter. Her solo-project-turned-band, Deep Sea Diver, has been gaining rapid acclaim and with the release May 2012’s History Speaks, which NPR calls “a complex, precisely arranged and lyrically pensive suite of songs about heartbreak and yearning,” Dobson’s catapulted into the upper echelon of Seattle’s most talented, gushed-over musicians.

Our full rundown.

SUNDAY – 9/2
12:00 | Gold Leaves | Sub Pop Stage
1:00 | Why? | Exhibition Hall
1:30 | Niki & The Dove | Sub Pop Stage
3:15 | Tony Bennett | Mainstage
3:15 | The Jezabels | Sub Pop Stage
4:30 | The Young Evils | The Promenade
5:00 | Fruit Bats | Sub Pop Stage
5:45 | The Greenhornes | Fisher Green Stage
6:15 | The Promise Ring | Exhibition Hall
7:30 | Deep Sea Diver | The Promenade
8:30 | Blitzen Trapper | Sub Pop Stage

May 14, 2012

Seattle’s Best Music This Week

Our top picks this week.

5/17 (Thursday) – The Grizzled Mighty @ The Crocodile
A Seattle duo that mixes the bluesy rock of the Black Keys with their own twist on flannel rock.

5/18 (Friday) – Deep Sea Diver @ Neumos
The original project from Jessica Dobson – rising female rock icon and newest member of The Shins.

5/18 (Friday) – Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos @ The Crocodile
Whimsical, lyric-driven folk rock promoting a brand-spankin’ new album.

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