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Sub Pop 30th Birthday Party at Alki Beach. Photo: Brady Harvey

SPF30 Million People Love Sub Pop You Guys

Show Date: August 11, 2018

WHOA DANG! Did you catch any of SPF30? Sub Pop’s Dirty Thirty was the place to be last weekend! The free shuttle may have smelled of turkey farts, but I couldn’t complain.  That is until the crowds became too much for me. Here’s the choicest cuts from the weekend’s revelry for your Friday viewing pleasure. […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 3 Recap!

Show Date: July 22, 2018

It’s finally time for the last day of Block Party coverage! Better late than never I say. Alicia Bognanno of Bully busted out onto the stage in full blackened eye makeup ala Pris in Blade runner, tearing her voice up during older song scorcher “Feel the Same.” Their energy was contagious and kept the heat […]

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Photo credit: Sean Gilliland

Concert Review: Sparta at The Crocodile

Show Date: July 11, 2018

Sparta was launched by vocalist/guitarist Jim Ward with drummer Tony Hajjar in 2002 after the implosion of their previous band, At the Drive-In. Sparta went dormant around 2008, and in 2012 At the Drive-In stunned the music world by reuniting for a string of shows and festivals slots. Rumors of new music circled the web […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 2 Recap!

Show Date: July 21, 2018

It was a HOT ONE out there, and Spirit Award’s angular psych rock fit in perfectly with the weather. As we baked in the sun, waves of reverb washed through our ears and thoughts of passing out on the pavement in bliss seemed entirely plausible. The audience finally geared up enough energy to dance a […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 1 Recap!

Show Date: July 20, 2018

Dude York was the first to take the stage this year, and they did so with sun baked afternoon abandon. They lazily plodded through the ripping guitar chords of “Black Jack” as if playing a show was the easiest thing in the world. YEA NBD GUYS. “Thanks for coming out so early. Clearly none of […]

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My Bloody Valentine photo: Anna Meldal

Concert Review: My Bloody Valentine at The Paramount Theatre

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been five years since My Bloody Valentine released their last album, MBV, and toured in support of the release. Last time around, they performed at the exceptionally horrible Showbox Sodo, where even non-electric music sounds awful due to its warehouse acoustics. Luckily, for Seattle last night, the venue was […]

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Death Cab for Cutie

The Paramount and STG Celebrate With A Big 90th Birthday Bash (and Death Cab for Cutie)!

Show Date: June 23, 2018

(all photos by Morgen Schuler) I’ve never been to a show with such a progressive vibe as the Paramount’s 90th birthday. I don’t know how much of the program was decided by STG and how much by Ben Gibbard, but I love them both more because of it. Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s pointed jokes cracked us […]

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