#NadaFest 2017: Under What Ground?

#NadaFest 2017: Under What Ground?

#NadaFest Preview Substation, Seattle, WA 10.19.17-10.21.17 Call it a conclave. A roundup. A gala. Just don’t call it a festival. #NadaFest is anything but. Hosted by volunteer online music and culture magazine NadaMucho.com, the “concentrated three-day...
Turn It Up: Planes on Paper’s Latest

Turn It Up: Planes on Paper’s Latest

Preview: Planes on Paper The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 08.24.17 With their latest single, “Television,” Yakima duo Planes on Paper deliver a fresh dip into their renowned folk stylings, all warm-hearted harmonies, and careful guitar, with a side of larger...
Young The Giant’s Live Journey

Young The Giant’s Live Journey

Young the Giant w/ Cold War Kids and Joywave WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA 08.11.17 WaMu Theater, Young the Giant’s venue for the night, is a small subsection of Centurylink Field and Event Center, adjacent to Safeco Field. Sound irrelevant? Usually it doesn’t...
Reviving Rock With Royal Blood

Reviving Rock With Royal Blood

Royal Blood w/ Welles Showbox, Seattle, WA 08.09.17 If heavy, powerful drums and insanely catchy bass riffs are your thing, then Royal Blood is about to be your new favorite band. The UK duo popped up in 2014 with their debut self-titled album featuring 10 perfectly...
The Hyperactivity Of AJR

The Hyperactivity Of AJR

AJR w/ Johnny Balik The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 08.06.17 If you happened to be one of its 21 million views back in 2013, you probably remember AJR’s track “I’m Ready,” which opens with a sample from a Spongebob episode. Nearly 4 years later, and with a slightly more...
AFI and Circa Survive Close The Blood Tour In Top Form

AFI and Circa Survive Close The Blood Tour In Top Form

AFI and Circa Survive w/ Citizen Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 08.05.17 For the final show of the second leg of The Blood Tour, AFI and Circa Survive were paired up in an epic co-headlining effort. They took over Seattle’s Showbox SoDo with in-your-face screams, big...
Delta Rae: Country Harmonies at The Croc

Delta Rae: Country Harmonies at The Croc

Delta Rae w/ Liz Longley The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 08.02.17 Hot, sweaty, sticky, and abuzz:  all words that can aptly describe Delta Rae’s show at The Crocodile in Seattle. With Seafair week ramping up, plenty of service men and women were in attendance for the North...
Ed Sheeran Stands Alone

Ed Sheeran Stands Alone

Ed Sheeran w/ James Blunt Tacoma Dome, Seattle, WA 07.29.17 At this point, it’s significantly easier to find someone who’s heard of Ed Sheeran than someone who hasn’t. And chances are the people who “haven’t heard of him,” would still instantly recognize one of his...
Joyfield Leads A Local Lineup

Joyfield Leads A Local Lineup

Joyfield w/ Michelle Limanni, Greater Space, and Seatrash Real Art Tacoma, Tacoma, WA 07.28.17 Regardless of venue, local lineups tend to draw smaller crowds, but when they’re a nearly two-hour drive outside Seattle, those crowds get even smaller. While there was...