Hey young rock and rollers, are you looking for cool summer jams to lower your core temperature from the blood boiling heat? Look no further. Seattle’s own TOMTEN are the musical equivalent of catching snowflakes on your tongue. If they were a delicious summertime ice cream confection, they would be one scoop Fats Waller and […]
I first heard Robin Lane with her original band, Boston’s own the Chartbusters, in the very early 80s. They were kind of a new wavier version of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with a similar pedigree in rock of both the classic (Lane singing on Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere) and more aggressive […]
If you stop by the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle anytime between now and December 14, you’ll see the walls adorned with photos taken by the ridiculously lovely and talented Jenny Jimenez, who has been one of the best photographers in this city for over a decade now. The photos of bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death […]
This weekend is the big goodbye to Harvey Danger with the band playing a series of Seattle shows to bid a fond and official farewell to the HD life. The last show (this Saturday night) has sold out and the recently added early show is nearly there. I thought it fitting that those of us […]
One of my favorite local powerpop bands (by way of Boston), The Scheme, has taken a hiatus for several months (at least to my knowledge) while the previous rhythm section moved on to other coasts/projects (still miss you Gary!). Now they have a new rhythm section to join singer/guitarist David Thompson are bassist Gwon Chang […]
I don't make too many trips out to West Seattle – but if I do, it is almost invariably to go to the Skylark Cafe. The shows are always free, they book good bands, the food is tasty, there's plenty of parking, and the staff is very friendly (and a few people on the payroll have long […]
Photo by soundonthesound, from the Three Imaginary Girls Sparkly Indie-Pop Photo pool. Read a review of the show over at Sound on the Sound.
The Skylark Cafe, West Seattle's premiere live show venue, is about to celebrate its first birthday! The venue has hosted over 340 live bands in its first year of existence, and from what we hear, has fabulous Tuesday night karaoke as well. I can't believe it's been nearly an entire year since the venue opened […]