Archive | Ra-Ra-Riot


Death Cab for Cutie in the Park

Show Date: July 19, 2009

The recent Death Cab for Cutie show at Marymoor was, in one word, amazing. Combine the gorgeous summertime drive to Redmond, the grassy knolls, the impeccable soundsystem, and the energy of these spectacular bands — and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind warm-weather blissy magic night that concert postcards are made out of. Traffic kept uber-photogress Laura […]

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New DCfC video by Walter Robot, and some minty-fresh tour dates!

I can't think of a better start to my Wednesday than an email asking me if I want to post about Death Cab for Cutie. I can, actually. When said email contains news about DCfC's involvement with the commemorative Obama inauguration CD-DVD, and tour dates, and a gorgeous Walter Robot video for "Grapevine Fires" that […]

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Recommended show tonight: Ra Ra Riot and Telekinesis at Neumo's

There are many reasons I love Telekinesis. It could be the awesome songsmithing of drummer/lead singer Michael Benjamin Lerner . It could be the fact that the band has a songsmith lead singing drummer. It could be that incredibly cute red fabric rose the songsmith lead singing drummer wore when they performed a hook-laden sweet […]

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The Rhumb Line


Ra Ra Riot is quirky, orchestral indie rock best suited for fans of Vampire Weekend and the Arcade Fire. Unfortunately many of the songs on The Rhumb Line are like those movies that are really only 2 hours long, but feel like they've been dragging on forever. There is too much repetition and not enough […]

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Ra-Ra-Riot signs to Barsuk

Syracuse New York band Ra-Ra-Riot just became a wee bit more Northwesternly yesterday, when beloved Seattle label Barsuk added them to their roster. Barsuk will release the band's full-length debut, The Rhumb Line, on August 19th for North America, and V2 Europe will release it elsewhere later this fall. The band just passed through Seattle, and […]

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The Little Ones, Ra-Ra-Riot, and Panda and Angel at Chop Suey

Show Date: May 12, 2008

Headliners for the night the Little Ones generated a lot of buzz a couple years ago when they emerged from the ashes of Sunday’s Best, and they're still out touring and making new fans as they did this evening. I first arrived at Chop Suey at about nine to catch the last song from openers […]

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