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SABRINA CHAP: POSTCARDS FROM THE REARVIEW MIRROR

Y’all, one of my favorite artists has a new album! “Postcards from the Rearview Mirror” is Brooklyn-based Sabrina Chap’s third full-length album – and it’s a beautiful departure from her usual vaudeville/cabaret-style tunes. This narrative indie-rock album tells the story of two queer teens who leave home together for the bright lights of Hollywood. Each […]

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Suitcase: Come Back

For those who may not be familiar, Suitcase is a classic Seattle rock and roll band that was active nearly twenty years ago before the members went their separate ways. In 2001, the band released Lisabuela to critical acclaim and performed a handful of times on Seattle’s KEXP radio station. Just when they were taking off, […]

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The Dream Syndicate: These Times

The Dream Syndicate will be performing live at The Tractor Tavern in Ballard on Saturday, 14th December. Concert information and tickets are available here. In the early 1980s, an interesting scene developed where several bands from the Los Angeles area who were obsessed with 1960s music from the likes of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and […]

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Ride: This is Not a Safe Place

Ride is performing live at The Crocodile on Tuesday, 8th October. Concert details here. Legendary independent Oxford band, Ride, has returned with their second album since reforming in 2015. Entitled This is Not a Safe Place, the album finds Ride comfortably sonically situated somewhere in between the Weather Diaries (2017) LP and the Tomorrow’s Shore (2018) […]

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Kristin Hersh: Possible Dust Clouds

Kristin Hersh is performing live at The Tractor Tavern on Wednesday, 25th September. Concert details here.   Last year, the inimitable Kristin Hersh released Possible Dust Clouds, her 10th studio solo album. Hersh is the genius and leader behind veteran band Throwing Muses, who have been mostly inactive since 2013’s fabulous Purgatory/Paradise. Whereas the last Muses album […]

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Blue Glass: Pale Mirror

Blue Glass is performing live at Slim’s Last Chance Saloon on Friday, 24th May. Concert details here.   Seattle’s music scene has been sorely lacking for darkwave music, let alone quality darkwave music for most of its existence. Luckily, Blue Glass has recently emerged and is about to issue their second album, Pale Mirror, which will be […]

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Swervedriver: Future Ruins

Swervedriver is performing live at El Corazon with Failure on Friday, 19th April. Concert details and ticket information is available here. The movement of independent bands that came out of England in the late 1980s and early 1990s that frequently gets classified as shoegaze, either for the plethora of effects pedals that the bands used […]

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Low: Double Negative

Low is performing live at Neumos on Wednesday, 20th March. Concert details and ticket information is available here. For a band who has been around since 1994 and released a dozen studio albums, Low has been incredibly consistent. From the abjectly funereal I Could Live in Hope (1994) to languid reflection of Secret Name (1999), […]

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Marissa Nadler: For My Crimes

Marissa Nadler is performing live at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard on Tuesday, 5th March. Concert details and ticket information is available here. “119,657 and the engine blew. 119,657 and I thought of you.” This is the chorus from the excellent last song, “Said Goodbye to that Car,” from Marissa Nadler‘s latest album, For My […]

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