Indulging In Lyricism With J.I.D And Saba

Indulging In Lyricism With J.I.D And Saba

J.I.D w/ Saba and Mereba Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 05.29.19 A sold-out Showbox SoDo slowly filled with eager fans waiting to hear high-speed lyrical delivery with introspective meaning. The stage was dark with hints of blue-back lighting coming from behind the DJ...
The High-decibel Empathy Of Idles

The High-decibel Empathy Of Idles

IDLES w/ Fontaines D.C. Neumos, Seattle, WA 05.28.19 Idles are the man with a perm. My neck hurts this morning from the whiplashing I took of high-decibel empathy and honesty getting banged out by the current epochal voice of reason in the music industry. Heavy,...
Jenny Lewis Brings Out The Big Balloons

Jenny Lewis Brings Out The Big Balloons

Jenny Lewis w/ Karl Blau Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA 05.21.19 For 20 years, under a wealth of noms-de-plume, Jenny Lewis has been delivering tunes to the indie-loving masses with her specific storytelling voice and solid musicianship. Touring in support of her fourth...
The Full Spectrum Fun Of Lost Evenings Fest

The Full Spectrum Fun Of Lost Evenings Fest

Lost Evenings Festival House of Blues, Boston, MA 05.16.19 – 05.19.19 Frank Turner’s sold out Lost Evenings Festival wasn’t just four nights of folk music and punk rock, it also offered a daily open-mic (which Turner played at) at Bill’s Tavern...
Breathing A New Life Into Passion Pit

Breathing A New Life Into Passion Pit

Passion Pit w/ The Beaches Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 05.07.19 A decade ago, Passion Pit went from being a brand new band to everyone knowing them overnight. Their debut album, Manners was so popular by the end of their first tour cycle that they were selling out shows...
The Bouncing Souls: 30 Years of Pop Punk

The Bouncing Souls: 30 Years of Pop Punk

The Bouncing Souls w/ The Bronx and Skinny Lister El Corazón, Seattle, WA 05.06.19 30 years of creating music, touring, and playing punk shows is quite the life. Where so many falter, when you see a band that stands the test of three decades, it’s a beautiful...
Nick Waterhouse’s Dance Hall

Nick Waterhouse’s Dance Hall

Nick Waterhouse w/Ben Pirani The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 04.30.19 Classic guitars, bygone sounds, and rhythms that swirled around the room. That was the scene at The Crocodile as soulful rocker Nick Waterhouse brought us back to the sound of ’50s rock and soul....
Turnover Bring On The Tears

Turnover Bring On The Tears

Turnover w/ Turnstile, Reptaliens, and Big Bite Showbox, Seattle, WA 04.27.19 As much as party hits will skyrocket the charts, sad music really never goes out of style, and that’s something Turnover has capitalized on for sure. Perfecting their floaty, alt-rock sound,...
The Fledgling Swagger Of King Princess

The Fledgling Swagger Of King Princess

King Princess w/ Banoffee and Miss Texas 1988 Showbox, Seattle, WA 04.26.19 The final night of King Princess’ spring tour happened to coincide with “Lesbian Visibility Day” and visibility was exactly what a room full of young queer teens got, along...