Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Neptune in Seattle. Photo credit: Andrew Bartlett

So You Wannabe an Outlaw: Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Neptune Theatre

Show Date: August 15, 2017

Back in 1987, being the music editor on the University of San Diego’s newspaper was a sweet gig. Think of springtime ’87, and the sheer tonnage of tunes blurs the mind: My most-loved promos included Dinosaur Jr.’s “Little Fury Things,” Sonic Youth’s Sister, the Leaving Trains’ Fuck … and that’s just the SST Records stuff. […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! at The Moore

Show Date: July 29, 2017

Maybe it was the notoriously traffic inducing Torchlight Parade. Maybe there was an unruly caveman still loose in the theater from the screening prior, but much of the MST3K audience was still outside in line when the show was slated to start. I took this as an opportunity to head to the bar, woefully assuming […]

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Midtown Sizzler by STAG

Many people complain that there is no good new music, that they only listen to classics and don’t have the patience for modern bands and recordings. If you fit into this category and you have been wandering around record stores searching for a lost 1970s pop rock record by an unknown, underrated or undiscovered artist, […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Day 3 Recap

Show Date: July 23, 2017

The final day of Block Party was filled with friends, furious note taking, and glorious Seattle sunsets. Here is how Brady and I closed out CHBP 2017. Highlights: Usually going down to Barboza Basement (™) means a respite from the heat, but not when The White Tears & Pearl Dragon is Dead are on the […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Day 2 Recap

Show Date: July 22, 2017

Block Party day two was filled with interesting parallels. Two bands had the word “giant” in their name and two performers had backup dancers. Was it a sign? I don’t know, but it was a pretty great day. Highlights: First up was a trip to the distant past with Prom Queen. Lead singer and guitarist […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017: Day 1 Recap

Show Date: July 21, 2017

Day one of Block Party is complete, and my heart is still aflutter. If there was one theme of the day, it could be summed up with the word “talent.” Holy smokes you guys, there were some legit geniuses to be found at the party of block. The evening began with a visit to Barboza […]

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