Posts tagged ‘Poor Moon’

July 23, 2013

Music Fests, Oh My – CHBP & Timber! This Weekend

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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September 20, 2012

Life After Fleet Foxes: New Projects from Old Favorites at Neumos

While we witness the proverbial phoenix rising in many aspects of our lives, the world of music may in fact be the true aviary for such rebirth. Well before Wings took flight following the finality of the Fab Four and arguably to an even greater degree since, second acts for musicians have served as the ultimate silver lining for music fans bummed out by the demise of past favorites.

This week, here in Jet City, we’re thrilled to recommend two first-rate shows born out of a favorite local act of the not-too-distant past, Fleet Foxes.

While Poor Moon and Father John Misty have a shared past and similar foundational musical tendencies, these two bands offer fans something wildly different.

Poor Moon, a band that counts past Fleet Foxes Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott as founding members, embraces the love for rich harmony that served as the foundation of the Foxes sound and marries with it a love for retro-leaning melodies with pop flourishes. Their lyrics rejoice in the simple beauty of everyday life, and prove that simple arrangements are both elegant and powerful. The band will play Neumos tonight.

On the other side of the spectrum, Father John Misty frontman (and former Foxes drummer) Josh Tillman use his commanding vocal prowess as a largely dominant centerpiece of his sonically adventurous and often vaudeville-tinged tunes. While FJM certainly leans on tight harmonies from time to time, the prettiness of the backing vocals take a backstage to Tillman’s rich narratives of psychedelic misadventures and spiritual awakenings. Tillman and his band will play Neumos on Friday.

9/20 Poor Moon / Tom Eddy / Pollens @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: $12 :: 21+

9/21 Father John Misty / Jenny O. @ Neumos ::Doors at 8:00 PM :: $16 :: 21+

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

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