Khalid’s American Teen Tour Takeover

Khalid’s American Teen Tour Takeover

Khalid w/ DJ 100 Proof Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA 07.14.17 A year ago, Khalid was as off-the-radar as it gets. And then, less than three months ago, the 19-year-old dropped his debut album, American Teen, announced an extensive US tour and sold out the Seattle stop at...
Logic Turns Down For Empowerment

Logic Turns Down For Empowerment

Logic w/ Big Lenbo and Joey Bada$$ ShoWare Center, Kent, WA 07.13.17 Most rap songs today feature lyrics that follow one of two themes: sex/drugs/alcohol or equality/racism/empowerment. So, when most of Logic’s lyrics fell into the second category, it was nice, but...
Shawn Mendes Isn’t Hard To Love

Shawn Mendes Isn’t Hard To Love

Shawn Mendes w/ Charlie Puth KeyArena, Seattle, WA 07.09.17 It’s easy to hate Shawn Mendes. A 19-year-old pop star with a fan base consisting largely of preteen girls, if you’re not shrieking in excitement at the mention of his name, you’re probably rolling your eyes....
Smokey Brights Get Swanky At Frolik

Smokey Brights Get Swanky At Frolik

Smokey Brights Frolik, Seattle, WA 07.06.17 The vibe was: heat, for the first installment of Motif Seattle‘s Summer Concert Series, starring local rock darlings Smokey Brights. Hosted at the fifth-floor rooftop of Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails, local networkers...
Concert Preview: Blondie and Garbage

Concert Preview: Blondie and Garbage

Preview: Blondie and Garbage Chateau Ste Michelle, Woodinville, WA 07.13.17 For the past thirty-four years, Woodinville’s Chateau Ste Michelle has played host to top jazz, blues, rock, and contemporary musical acts at their scenic Northwest winery. And next...
Ryan Adams Devotes Decibels to Unprofessionalism

Ryan Adams Devotes Decibels to Unprofessionalism

Ryan Adams Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 06.28.17 Fortunately—for us and, it seems, himself—Ryan Adams is still down to mine his own heartbreak for musical gold and lay it on the line, live in front of a sold out crowd. While he might be playing to rather large...
J GRGRY’s Energized Night At The Croc

J GRGRY’s Energized Night At The Croc

J GRGRY w/ Fabulous Downey Brothers and NRVS LVRS The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 06.24.17 Opening the night was San Francisco-based NRVS LVRS–pronounced “Nervous Lovers”–a dark wave band comprised of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. With deep, wavy...
The Bare-Chested Glory Of Pain In The Grass

The Bare-Chested Glory Of Pain In The Grass

Pain In The Grass 2017 White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA 06.24.17 Leather. It’s exactly what you want when the temps break 90 degrees, which is what happened during KISW 99.9‘s Pain In The Grass 2017. But that didn’t stop throngs of Northwest...
Motif Seattle’s Summer Concert Series

Motif Seattle’s Summer Concert Series

Preview: Motif Seattle’s Summer Concert Series Frolik Kitchen & Bar, Seattle, WA 07.06.17-09.06.17 During Seattle’s summer—once we get through the grueling uncertainties of June-uary—we all know that the happiest hour is any hour spent on a rooftop. So what...
Warped Tour 2017

Warped Tour 2017

Vans Warped Tour 2017 CenturyLink, Seattle, WA 06.17.17 The beginning of summer is full of many great things: warmer weather, the end of school, longer days, and the start of the summer’s longest running traveling music festival, The Vans Warped Tour.Unlike the...