Author Archive | Andrew Bartlett

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Los Straitjackets

Recommended Show: Los Straitjackets and Marshall Crenshaw at the Tractor on Saturday {Sept 16}

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets will play at the Tractor Tavern on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with Kim Virant and Friends opening {tickets and more info}. Nary a band in lucha libre masks can match Los Straitjackets. Always an enigma wrapped in a (wrestling) mask, they’ve bent strings and chugged along for decades, and now […]

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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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Justin Townes Earle and the Sadies at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle.

Double-Barrel Show: Justin Townes Earle and The Sadies at the Neptune Theatre {May 30}

Justin Townes Earle will perform at The Neptune Theatre, with special guests The Sadies and Sammy Brue, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (get tickets / more info). “I certainly don’t blame the public for never having heard of me,” The Sadies singer and guitarist, Dallas Good, recently told the Salt Lake City Weekly. I kind […]

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Richard Thompson photo courtesy of his website.

Richard Thompson’s mini-residency at the Triple Door {May 16-18, 2017}

See Richard Thompson as he plays solo/acoustic for three consecutive nights at the Triple Door in Seattle – May 16-18, 2017 {get tickets / more info}. Close your eyes next week when the incomparable Richard Thompson plays “1952 Vincent Black Lightning.” You’ll swear there are 3 guitar players. You’ll melt at the love story, at […]

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Show Date: September 10, 2013

Three key words from Jason Isbell’s nigh-on triumphant set at Neumos last Tuesday night: benzodiazapine, codeine, and Pedialyte. Oh, and the liquor cart from the set opener, “Flying Over Water,” a new, gorgeous song that helped define the tarnished glow of Isbell’s new album, Southeastern. The chemicals swirled in Isbell's songs, as they have in […]

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