Posts tagged ‘Sean Nelson’

September 9, 2013

Best Seattle Shows of the Week – WHY?, James Murphy DJ Set and More

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Another great week for live music as we’ve officially entered post summer festival tour season. As usual, you’ll find some older acts in the mix along with some newer favorites.

Be sure to scroll through the list below, watch the videos and think about getting your tickets as more than one of these will sell out before the end of the week.

9/9 (Monday) WHY?, Lovers Without Borders @ Neumos

Yoni Wolf and co bring their clever and often intensely personal brand of indie hip hop to Neumos

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June 26, 2013

Additional Shows + More for a Good News Kind of Day

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What a Wednesday! It doesn’t seem to happen often these days but today is one of those rare times when we’re proud of the other Washington.

On a completely different plane, we’re also happy to see more good news from D.C. as an old favorite (and former Barsuk darling) The Dismemberment Plan announced their first album in twelve years this morning.

Bringing it closer to home, this evening brings us three excellent shows we wholeheartedly recommend. For those who know us, we like to limit the tough choices by serving up one recommendation per day as we’re all about bringing you the absolute best “without the extra noise,” but that just wasn’t possible on a day like today.

It’s a celebratory kind of day and why not celebrate it with some great audio options?

6/26 (Wednesday) Sean Nelson, Jenny Invert, Whitney Lyman @ Neumos

Arguably Seattle’s most entertaining frontman goes solo and lands his best album years

6/26 (Wednesday) We Are-She Is, Regional Faction, Sarah Tones @ Rendezvous

Highly addictive, feel-good pop from a Southern California’s best female duo

6/26 (Wednesday) The Gloria Darlings, Pepper Proud, Josh Philpott Band @ Tractor

Beautifully rich folk born in the West Virginia hills and refined in Seattle

June 24, 2013

This Week’s Best Bets in Seattle [Week of 6/24]

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This week showcases some of the finest Seattle-based acts playing around the city. In fact, we’re only recommending one non-Seattle act this week, meaning there’s a lot of local music love to be had!

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May 31, 2012

Take Your Evening Underground with Sounds Major + Kay Kay and His Weathered… Underground

Those of you keeping track will notice we’ve been really enjoying the acts that Barboza has been able to book since its recent debut. Tonight is no exception.

While we’ve been fans of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground since we first heard the band’s earlier cabaret-style, Sgt. Peppers-inspired take on rock, we’re most excited to hear what pianist Kyle O’Quin’s other band playing that night have been up to as of late. Kyle, who many may know first from his time with Gatsby’s American Dream, has teamed up with Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger and The Long Winters fame just about a year ago. After a name change or two, Kyle and Sean have settled on the name Sounds Major. We were lucky enough to see one of the band’s early shows with Cataldo and have been fans ever since.

If you’re a fellow fan of sharp-tongued piano-driven pop, you won’t find a better place to spend your evening than in Neumos basement.

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5/31 Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, Sounds Major @ Barboza, Doors at 8pm, $10

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