Our Official Guide to Bumbershoot 2018

Our Official Guide to Bumbershoot 2018

Preview: Bumbershoot 2018 Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 08.31.18 – 09.02.18 On April 30th, 2018, Seattle was divided into two groups: those for and those against this year’s slightly odd Bumbershoot lineup. With most of the big-font slots on the poster listing...
Summer Circus Brings the Big Top to Ballard

Summer Circus Brings the Big Top to Ballard

Summer Circus: Lenore, Heather Edgley, Tobias the Owl, Season of Strangers Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA 07.29.18 The festivity, wonderment, and allure of the big top came to Tractor Tavern as Heather Edgley curated the “Summer Circus,” a night of grand sights, spirited...
Precious Pop From King Princess

Precious Pop From King Princess

King Princess w/ Donna Missal The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 07.18.18 You know you’re doing something right when you can sell out a 500-plus-person venue with just six songs on Spotify. My first introduction to Mikaela Strauss—aka King Princess—came from a friend who...
Get Hunny Stuck in Your Head

Get Hunny Stuck in Your Head

Hunny w/ Gleemer, Fringe, Clothing Optional El Corazon, Seattle, WA 07.14.18 Hunny is one of those bands that just holds a soft spot in your heart. With an 80’s aesthetic and punk-edged pop music that’ll be stuck in your head for days, these guys guarantee a good...
6LACK’s Scorching South End Set

6LACK’s Scorching South End Set

6LACK White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA 06.19.18 6LACK—née Ricardo Valdez Valentine—is one of those names that most people awkwardly avoid saying. Is it “6-lack?” Do you just sound like you don’t know who you’re talking about? If you say “black,” will people think...
Taylor Swift Spills No Bad Blood

Taylor Swift Spills No Bad Blood

Taylor Swift w/ Charlie XCX Centurylink Field, Seattle, WA 05.22.18 For six months after the release of her latest album, Reputation, Taylor Swift fans patiently awaited her tour stop at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. And clearly ready to trade in their typical...
Concert Preview: Taylor Swift

Concert Preview: Taylor Swift

Preview: Taylor Swift CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA 05.22.18 Let’s face it, if you haven’t seen any photos or video of the first couple Taylor Swift Reputation tour stops on social media yet, you might be living under a rock. Some of the major highlights...
Nada Surf: 15 Years of Let Go

Nada Surf: 15 Years of Let Go

Nada Surf w/ Chris Staples Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA 05.09.18 Fifteen years ago, the world of music was blessed by the brilliance that is Nada Surf’s third full-length album, Let Go. Flash forward and the album is still as relevant as ever. So much so that the New...
The Unified Energy of X Ambassadors

The Unified Energy of X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors w/ Jacob Banks and Shaed Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 05.06.18 “Unsteady” has been played millions of times. 198.7 million times on Spotify alone, to be exact. And while I’ll admit that’s a few too many times for my personal taste, X Ambassadors has so many...
The Khalid Fever is Strong

The Khalid Fever is Strong

Khalid w/ PRETTYMUCH WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA 05.03.18 Khalid is one of those crazy stories that sneak up through the cracks and just blow up. With an insanely good voice and charismatic attitude to match, the 20-year-old singer from Texas took the world by storm a...