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Vox Mod (album release) + The Spider Ferns + Nearby at Barboza

Show Date: April 25th The Seattle music community really showed up for this one! Who knew a Wednesday night at Barboza could be a place “where everybody knows your name?” CHEERS AMERICA. Irene Barber (Erik Blood, Dust Moth) opened up the night with new project, Nearby. Breathy, reverb drenched vocals danced with sunny guitar tones, […]

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Khruangbin at Neumos on April 26, 2018. Photo: Andy Bartlett

Khruangbin at Neumos

Show Date: April 26, 2018

A Saturday morning setting: NPR’s on the box, and the rain is back, maybe vengefully. Just after a story on one of Trump’s toadies, Khruangbin’s “Two Fish and an Elephant” (or was it “Dern Kala”?) peeks out as NPR’s between-story bumper music. Lo and behold: I was making coffee, booting up to write about the […]

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YOB + Conan + The Ditch and the Delta at Chop Suey

Show Date: February 15, 2018

(Photo courtesy: Alyssa Herman) This was my first time going to Chop Suey since moving to Seattle a few months ago. I have to say it’s a nice place! Feels like you’re at some ol’ dive bar when you’re up front watching the bands, but then you remember there’s tons of space behind you. I would […]

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Parquet Courts + Thurston Moore + Heron Oblivion at the Showbox

Show Date: February 16th, 2018 While the venue was still filling up, Heron Oblivion filled the room with a wall of psychedelic sound accentuated with the soft reverby vocals of drummer and singer Meg Baird. The band’s penchant for whammy bar dueling on their Fender Jaguars was mesmerizing and at times flirted with being a bit […]

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