Archive | Brandi Carlile


These are a few of our favorite things: best festival photos and moments of 2011 {pt. I}

2011 was {is still!} a great year, not only for releases but also for live shows, festivals, and those grit-of-the-stage-under-your-fingertips kinds of moments that we have all come to love and live by: nights like The Head and the Heart blowing the roof off of Porterhouse in West Seattle, a few sweet Lovesick Empire sets, […]

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Recommended show + free tickets: Brandi Carlile at the Neptune {12/31}

We've had the pleasure of seeing Brandi Carlile twice in as many years: most recently during a full-bore daytime set at this year's Austin City Limits festival, and prior to that at an intimate-yet-packed house at the Crocodile back in 2010. Both sets were packed with energy and positively enrapturing from start to finish, whether […]

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Austin City Limits 2011: three days of sun, sweat, and total bliss! {pt. I}

Austin City Limits is usually a shoe-in to win, and this year's festival was no exception. Beat down with brilliance, both in the form of relentless sunshine and amazing bands playing their hearts out everywhere we looked, we took to the grassy knolls of Zilker Park doused in 50 SPF and spent the first day […]

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Here we go, Austin! Here we go! *clap!* *clap!*

Yup. There sure are a lot of exclamation points up in that headline, and with good cause: we're heading off for Austin City Limits this weekend, to catch some bands and some tan in the near-hundred-degree sun. Between pre-trip laundering, hydrating, charging our camera batteries and getting all that three-ounce-or-less business handled for the flight, […]

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Jason Tang's Top Ten Concert Photos of 2009 (plus a few extras)

As I was picking out my favorite shots from this past year, it quickly became apparent that I couldn’t just leave it at ten.  I’ve posted my top picks below (in no particular order), but you can check out the rest here. Huge thanks to the TIG crew, especially Chris and Keenan, for giving me […]

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Brandi Carlile's Easy Street Records in-store performance

Show Date: November 20, 2009

As Brandi Carlile and her band took the Easy Street Records stage last Friday in front of her hometown crowd, something magical was in the air. Just a quick glance around the store, and you would have thought that half of Seattle had come out to witness one of the most epic in-store performances in […]

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Best of 2007: imaginary stella's picks

It’s always odd to revisit what you’ve reviewed over the course of a year. Sometimes, much can change – as after subsequent listenings, you realize that record you thought was pretty decent just blows (see The Killers’ Sam’s Town) or you come to love an album that you’d previously dismissed as mediocre (see “Into the […]

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Brandi Carlile at The Paramount

Show Date: November 2, 2007

I’ve yet to attend a disappointing Brandi Carlile show — an impressive statement about an artist I’ve seen at least a half-dozen times. Each time I wonder if she’ll somehow falter or not give a full-hearted performance, but it’s never so. For the first few songs of Friday night’s show at The Paramount, I wondered […]

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The Story


In the past few years, Brandi Carlile has become an interesting phenomenon in the Northwest. The 25 year-old singer from Ravensdale, Washington sells out her Seattle-area shows pretty quickly and she seems to be pretty big with the VH1/103.7 the Mountain crowd, but her second major label release plays it safe at every opportunity. This […]

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