Concert Preview: Christine and The Queens

Concert Preview: Christine and The Queens

Preview: Christine and The Queens Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 10.23.18 Unabashedly forward, uniquely un-box-able. Chris. Christine. Héloïse. The lines are as blurry as they can get, and it’s all very purposeful. As bilingual French pop sensation, Christine and The...
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Bask in the Magic

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Bask in the Magic

Beyoncé and Jay-Z CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA 10.04.18 What’s better than one billionaire? Definitely two. But in the case of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, especially these two. The pair, clearly one of this generation’s musical power couples, closed out their On...
Concert Preview: CHVRCHES at Paramount Theatre

Concert Preview: CHVRCHES at Paramount Theatre

Preview: CHVRCHES Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 09.29.18 A week ago Chvrches celebrated 5 years since releasing their debut album, “The Bones of What You Believe.” Their sophomore album “Every Open Eye” also just celebrated an anniversary of 3 years. In just 7 years...
Nothing But Thieves Get Better Every Time

Nothing But Thieves Get Better Every Time

Nothing But Thieves w/ Demob Happy Showbox, Seattle, WA 09.22.18 Nothing But Thieves is one of the few bands I will absolutely go very far out of my way to see every single time they are here—which is actually quite often considering they’re a UK band. Some of the...
Ben Howard Brings The Unexpected To Seattle

Ben Howard Brings The Unexpected To Seattle

Ben Howard w/ Wye Oak Paramount, Seattle, WA 09.21.18 A couple of years ago, with the world going through a heavy singer-songwriter phase—like when “Take Me to Church” blew up—Ben Howard’s name floated around a little too. And nothing solidifies fame like having a few...
Concert Preview: Miguel at WaMu!

Concert Preview: Miguel at WaMu!

Preview: Miguel WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA 09.28.18 Miguel is a name that’s been around for almost a decade now. Releasing his first album in 2010, he flew pretty under the radar until “Adorn” blew him up with the release of his second album two years later. In the...
OAR Feels Like Home in Seattle

OAR Feels Like Home in Seattle

OAR w/ Matt Nathanson and The New Respects Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 09.18.18 “Cult following” is a term attributed to many things in the pop zeitgeist. Whether it be a book, TV show, comedian, or movie, it is becoming more used than ever. Perennial...
Concert Preview: Ben Howard

Concert Preview: Ben Howard

Preview: Ben Howard Paramount, Seattle, WA 09.21.18 Ben Howard is just the vibe Seattle needs right now. As Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being advertised again and the weather takes a turn for the cold, maybe it’s time we transition from sunny festival dance-pop back to...
Honne: Sweet Night Sounds

Honne: Sweet Night Sounds

Honne w/ Hablot Brown Showbox, Seattle, WA 09.12.18 After launching to success around 2016 with “Warm on a Cold Night,” Honne have proven their mastery of a soft, warm, synth-heavy sound that seems made for the night. Now, two years later, that track still brings just...
Be More Kind Day with Frank Turner

Be More Kind Day with Frank Turner

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls w/ Bad Cop Bad Cop and Trapper Schoepp Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA 09.07.18 By proclamation of Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan, September 7th was “Be More Kind Day.” And it just so happens that Frank Turner’s new album shares the...