Posts tagged ‘Kris Orlowski’

May 1, 2013

Kris Orlowski Reaches for Such Great Heights with New Cover


We just got a lovely note from local songsmith, Kris Orlowski, sharing a new cover he did of the much lauded “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service. His version is ethereal and moving compared to the original quick-tempo, digitized original, and we think you’ll enjoy it.

Check it out below and let us know what you think – did Kris do the song justice?

On a related note, Kris is hitting the road for a quick West Coast tour with Sara Watkins. Be sure to check them out if you’ll be on the road, too!

July 22, 2012

CHBP: Top Picks for Day 3

Today’s best sets are below. Enjoy it as this might just be the end of CHBP as we know it!

Gold Leaves | 3:30 pm • Barboza Stage

Seattleite Grant Olsen’s band that manages “to create a sound that recalls simpler times with enough flourishes to firmly root itself in the here and now.” [SEAliveMUSIC]

Kris Orlowski | 5:00 pm • Vera Stage

We’ve previously described Kris Orlowski’s music as “a classic recipe for great jams that will remind you of carefree summer days around a campfire with your best friends.”

Phantogram | 6:10 pm • Main Stage

Indie pop powerhouse Phantogram combine dreamy vocals with steady beats and melodic keys, which makes them a festival favorite. And if you like ice cream almost as much as you like music, stop by the Bluebird Microcreamery cart near the front entrance to try their Phantogram-cracker flavor, created especially for this show. We can’t decide if you’ll be more excited about the band or the ice cream!

Porcelain Raft | 9:00 pm • Neumos Stage

London-based musician Mauro Remiddi (a.k.a. Porcelain Raft)plays the type of gauzy dream-pop that will no doubt be hit for Block Partyers wanting to enjoy an atmospheric set that falls somewhere between Youth Lagoon’s Friday set and Grimes’ Saturday set.

RA Scion | 9:45 pm • Barboza Stage

While best known as one half of Common Market, or perhaps known by the pseudonym Victor Shade, RA Scion has become legendary for his lyrical talents since he began writing his own rhymes and rapping more than 20 years ago.


Yukon Blonde | 7:10 pm • Vera Stage

Previously, we’ve described Yukon Blonde as “a group Northern neighbors who happen to play some of the finest Canyon Rock that’s hit our ears for years.”

Grand Archives | 8:30 pm • Barboza Stage

While they’ve only been in existence for about five years, Grand Archives is one those bands that has roots that have been a part of the Seattle scene forever. Picking up right where frontman Mat Brooke’s work with Band of Horses and Carissa’s Wierd left off, the band’s thoughtful lyrics, delicate harmonies and country-tinged instrumentation have a timeless quality.

January 14, 2012

Singer Songwriter Night at Neptune: Kris Orlowski and Allen Stone

The singer songwriter genre is a classic recipe for great jams that will remind you of carefree summer days around a campfire with your best friends. If you’re into that sort of thing (who isn’t?), tonight’s show is right up your alley.

Local pop master Kris Orlowski has steadily been rising to the spotlight. So much so, that we’re recommending his set more then the act he’s supporting at the Neptune tonight, crooner extraordinaire Allen Stone. His songs are heartfelt without feeling too downtrodden, as singer songerwriters oft do. With a guitar and breathy vocals, Kris Orlowski will help you start your weekend off right.

1/14 Allen Stone with Seattle Rock Orchestra / Kris Orlowski @ Neptune Theatre :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: $15 :: All Ages :: SOLD OUT

November 23, 2011

Hot Bodies in Motion + Kris Orlowski + Smokey Brights = A Pre-Thanksgiving Treat at the Tractor

If you’re looking to find an excuse to break free from out-of-town family who’ve kicked you to that less-than-cushy air bed you regretfully picked up slightly used from Craiglist, a trip to the Tractor tonight will be just what that doctor and your ailing back ordered.

In addition to being Kris Orlowski‘s highly anticipated album release show, the all-local lineup kicks off with Smokey Brights and concludes with Hot Bodies in Motion. You’ll find the opener and headliner feature smooth-voiced frontmen along with exceedingly capable backing musicians who are prone to lay down grooves that will force even the most stationary crowds into sways and foot-tapping at the very least. From Orlowski himself, expect a set that exhibits his David Bazan-influenced vocal style and pensive lyrics.

Be sure to get there around 9:30 or so, so you don’t miss a song from three local bands with arguably the most widespread appeal of any groups calling Seattle home today.

11/23 Hot Bodies in Motion / Kris Orlowski [Album Release] / Smokey Brights @ Tractor :: Doors at 9 p.m. :: $10

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