(featured photo courtesy Niyantha Shekar via flickr) If you’ve never experienced the photo-based journal Humans of New York (HONY for short), it’s about time you acquainted yourself with it. The brainchild of Brandon Stanton, it’s a look not only at the humans who inhabit the crazy melting pot of New York City, it’s a look […]
Show Date: November 21, 2016
After weeks adrift at sea in the harrowing post election storm, Seu Jorge’s show at Benaroya shone out like a calming beacon of much needed respite. For the unfamiliar, Seu Jorge played the character Pele in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, filling the screen and the soundtrack with breathtaking David Bowie covers in Portuguese. As […]
[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnY1MrN_Zxk&feature=related] Connor Desai is set to play ToST in Fremont this Friday night with two bands, including Benyaro. She’ll be going on about 9 PM, and though her excellent second album Use Your Hands features delightful playing from other musicians (including Paris Burley on violin), this will be a stripped down solo set to show […]
Kevin Kline isn’t just an “extra man,” but an “essential man,” as he likes to boast. He’s a guy brought in to charm little old ladies with lots of money and their friends at fancy parties in the most maxbialystockian of ways. His roommate is the young, naïve Paul Dano, a dismissed literature professor who […]
Show Date: November 8, 2009
I’m not sure how it wasn’t on my radar — probably because the tickets went on sale back in August — but I didn’t hear about last Sunday’s Rufus Wainwright show at Benaroya Hall until last Saturday. The announcement came over the KEXP airwaves as I was driving up Capitol Hill, subsequently almost taking me […]
Vicar in a tutu? David Byrne at Benaroya Hall. This wonderful moment captured by Laura Musselman. For more photos of Seattle shows, check out the TIG Sparkly Indie-Pop Photos group.
Lately, my CD player has been feeling mighty classy. I have the feeling this is due to some hi-fi jealousy on its part from being out of the loop for awhile. Because I tend to play a lot of my favorite rock and soul and punk and hip-hop records on vinyl, my compact disc wall-mount […]
George Carlin is going to be at Benaroya Hall tonight. For some reason that I don't quite understand, I won't be. I really, really wish I was.
Show Date: November 30, 2002
What does forty bucks get you on a Saturday night? In a recession, more than you might think; three disco balls, the best acoustics in the world, and a crash of zoo animals waving flashlights around a darkened, foggy auditorium. Forty bucks gets you Beck and The Flaming Lips (hereon to be known as "The […]
Show Date: November 30, 2002
Um, what could be more overstimulating than a Flaming Lips show? Perhaps attending a Flaming Lips show as your second Nerve.com blind date in one day… three days after returning to Seattle… following a three month stint out of the country? Really. What was I thinking? Should I even admit I did this? I guess […]