Posts tagged ‘The Shins’

December 3, 2012

Best Shows of the Week [Dec. 3]

While Tuesday’s sold-out Deck the Hall Ball has taken up a lot of ink and pixels, we’re most excited about the following three shows this week.

12/5 (Wednesday) – The Shins @ Showbox (Market)

PacNW indie legend James Mercer’s in town again with everyone’s favorite Portland-by-way-of-Albuquerque band

12/6 (Thursday) – Charles Bradley @ Neumos

Don’t miss this chance to see the 64-year-old “Screaming Eagle of Soul” – a performer you truly lives up to oft-used “absolutely must see live” claims

12/7 (Friday) – The Cave Singers @ The Showbox

Favorite local-purveyors of impassioned folk-rock

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

February 24, 2012

Deep Sea Diver Album Release @ Columbia City Theater : Well Worth The Drive

Best known for her work The Shins and Beck, Jessica Dobson has been putting out music via her solo project-turned-band Deep Sea Diver since 2007. As the band says in their bio, they’ve gotten “comparisons to early Cat Power and PJ Harvey” so fans of intelligently-penned, female fronted rock should be pleased with the band’s latest offering “History Speaks.”

Take a listen below, watch the excellent Tyler Kalberg video from Sound on the Sound below, and if you like what you hear, head over to Columbia City Theater for the album release show tonight.

2/24 Deep Sea Diver, Soft Hills, Daniel G Harmann @ Columbia City Theater, Doors at 9pm, $10

Deep Sea Diver: In Black & White from Sound on the Sound on Vimeo.

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