Author Archive | Andrew Bartlett

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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The Moondoggies and The Cave Singers at the Showbox

Show Date: November 5, 2010

You can guess the ambience in the Showbox on an early November Friday night, especially once you add key details like these: The Moondoggies were holding down the second slot on a 3-band bill, prepping the crowd for the Cave Singers as both bands warm their engines for road swings. Yes, there was rain – […]

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You too can be the roaring night: The Besnard Lakes on 5/6 at the Crocodile

[video:] The psych-rock wash of “Like The Ocean, Like the Innocent” (in 2 parts, no less) will soak you promptly as you begin to spin The Besnard Lakes newest, Are the Roaring Night. Montreal-born, the quartet sprawls, using tones and textures as a lulling device before they come blasting out, laggard and blistering in a […]

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