Concert Preview: Thunderpussy New Year’s Eve

Concert Preview: Thunderpussy New Year’s Eve

Preview: Thunderpussy and Red Fang w/ The Black Tones Showbox, Seattle, WA 12.31.18 This year has been a wild ride for Thunderpussy—a Seattle foursome known for their theatrical, face-melting, ’70s tinged rock. After a few years spent garnering local praise for...
Jorja Smith Is Next Level Live

Jorja Smith Is Next Level Live

Jorja Smith w/ Ravyn Lenae Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 11.19.18 When the Black Panther soundtrack dropped earlier this year, it felt like the whole world zeroed in on it. A project of Kendrick Lamar, The Weekend, and SZA, the album was meant to feature some of the most...
Welcome Home Katie Kuffel

Welcome Home Katie Kuffel

Katie Kuffel w/ DATENITE and Arthur James Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA 11.15.18 After a wildly successful trip up and down the west coast to promote her latest release, Take It Up, Katie Kuffel put a bow on her tour with a homecoming show at The Sunset, including...
Slywave Hits Straight Through The Heart

Slywave Hits Straight Through The Heart

Joywave and Sir Sly w/ Donna Missal Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA 11.09.18 There are some moments in life when all the stars seem to align, everything falls into place, and something is just right. That’s how I felt when I saw Sir Sly and Joywave (i.e. “Slywave”)...
#20GAYTEEN Is Real At Troye Sivan’s Bloom Tour

#20GAYTEEN Is Real At Troye Sivan’s Bloom Tour

Troye Sivan w/ Kim Petras and Carlie Hanson Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 11.07.18 “This room is the future,” declared 23-year-old Troye Sivan to a sold-out crowd at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, and his words couldn’t have been truer....
The Essentialist: Playboi Carti Live in Seattle

The Essentialist: Playboi Carti Live in Seattle

Playboi Carti Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 11.06.18 Playboi Carti easily had one of the most memorable shows I’ve been to. The journey starts on November 6 at Showbox Sodo. Hundreds of fans lined up out in the cold, ready to party with the rapper that’s blown up this...
A Good Night To Be With Tank and The Bangas

A Good Night To Be With Tank and The Bangas

Tank and The Bangas w/ Big Freedia and Naughty Professor The Neptune, Seattle, WA 11.06.18 “Kitchen sink.” It’s a term you might find on a restaurant menu describing a dish that has just about everything. Mine usually come in the form of a breakfast...
Concert Preview: New Pop Paths

Concert Preview: New Pop Paths

Preview: Troye Sivan w/ Kim Petras and Carlie Hanson Paramount, Seattle, WA 11.07.18 The personality of pop music is changing. It’s where, along with simple lyrics about first love and danceable beats that keep your toes tapping, you can find blatant...
Keep it 100 at NadaFest 2018

Keep it 100 at NadaFest 2018

Preview: NadaFest 2018 Substation, Seattle, WA 10.19.18 – 10.21.18 For the fourth annual NadaFest, nothing has changed—and that’s a good thing. The DIY festival, hosted at Frelard’s Substation, is still stacked with three days worth of little bands...
Holding Attention With Jessie Reyez

Holding Attention With Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez w/ Savannah Re The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 10.15.18 Jessie Reyez has one of those shows you walk away from happy that you saw her while she’s still playing 500-person venues, because that won’t last for long. Her Being Human in Public tour opened with...