The Western State Hurricanes at the Tractor. Photo: Laura Duffy

Western State Hurricanes Reunited! Here’s our scrapbook of the night of fun and friends and some of our favorite songs!!!

Show Date: February 8, 2020

I have a long history with The Western State Hurricanes. Even though the Seattle band’s heyday (circa 1998) was just a wee bit before I moved here, the cloud of Western State Hurricanes mystique was woven into my courtship with Seattle. During my own heyday of nights out and making best friends with folks who […]

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Head to Sonic Boom this weekend {2/13-2/15} for a High Fidelity Takeover!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Hulu’s new show, High Fidelity — based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and its 2000 film adaptation — but also, a bit of departure from those sources. Hulu’s version centers on Rob Brooks (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a record store owner in the […]

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REZIN TOOTH at the High Dive. Photo: Damon Kenner

Photo Gallery: REZIN TOOTH and Select Level at the High Dive on Jan. 10, 2020

Show Date: January 10, 2020

On January 10, 2020, members of Seattle-based Afrobeat/Funk group, Polyrhythmics, debuted their Dub side project, REZIN TOOTH to a packed room at Seattle’s High Dive in Fremont. With Soul fusion band, Select Level, getting the crowd ready for their label mates. What a fun night of dancing and fantastic music. REZIN TOOTH closed the night […]

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Underwater

I’m still processing what went down on screen in Underwater, which is an insane Alien meets Cthulhu mashup that starts the action pretty much from frame one, and mostly doesn’t stop until its explosive (aaahahahahaaaaaa) ending. During the credit sequence, we’re treated to flashes of media headlines detailing the Kepler Corp’s deep sea drilling ops […]

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The Black Tones with special guests, members of Thunderpussy. Photo: Damon Kenner Photography, LLC

Photo Gallery: The Black Tones and Friends at Neumos on Dec. 27, 2019

Show Date: December 27, 2019

Seattle based rock-blues trio, The Black Tones, featuring twin sister and brother, Eva (vocals and guitar) and Cedric (drums) performed at Seattle’s Neumos on December 27, 2019. With opening acts, AFROCOP and Dark Smith warmed up the stage for one best shows of 2019. Joining The Black Tones on stage include their own mother and […]

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2019 Albums

The Top Seattle Albums of the 2010s

Look, there’s no way to properly do this list. And that’s why Seattle’s music scene is so wonderful. I’ve been utterly awash in Seattle music since moving to the city in 2011 (and then serving a couple of stints running arts departments at local publications. Trying to sum up a decade’s worth of beautiful and […]

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Now, Now. May 19, 2019. Neumos. Photo by: Imaginary David

2019 {in Photos}: Crying at the Rock Show

I never go to a show to get weepy. I want to rock out and enjoy the visceral experience of performance. I want to be part of an audience, sharing a mood. I want to better understand songs I’ve listened to dozens of times. But sometimes, involuntarily, crying just happens. I never break down to […]

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Suitcase: Come Back

For those who may not be familiar, Suitcase is a classic Seattle rock and roll band that was active nearly twenty years ago before the members went their separate ways. In 2001, the band released Lisabuela to critical acclaim and performed a handful of times on Seattle’s KEXP radio station. Just when they were taking off, […]

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