Author: Logan Westom

Flogging Molly: Lullabies of a Happy Man

Flogging Molly w/ White Buffalo Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA 05.06.17 Another knockout performance from Flogging Molly graced Showbox SoDo. Frontman Dave King kicked the evening into gear with a robust, “Hell to hell how ya been?!” greeting. He shared that they were glad to be back – joking that it seemed as if it had been almost a whole 8 months since seeing the Seattle crowd last. Seattle was fortunate for their return. The crowd was treated to a solid setlist, the very first song being the new, “The Hands of John L. Sullivan.” It may be new but it...

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The 1975 – Put Your Phone Away and Enjoy

The 1975 w/ Pale Waves WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA 04.30.17 Young teenage fans from across the Seattle area converged on WaMu Theater in hopes to get inside early for a close spot to see The 1975 on their North American tour. Returning to Seattle one year and two days since their last performance at the same venue, this was to be their last touring in support of their second album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. The opening band, Pale Waves, delivered a grunge version of modern day British pop...

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Bayside & Say Anything Destroy The Stage

Bayside & Say Anything w/ Reggie & The Full Effect Showbox, Seattle, WA 04.29.17 What happens when two bands that are fans of each other book a tour together? You get Bayside and Say Anything co-headlining one of the most incredible tours of 2017. Not to mention Reggie & The Full Effect as an opener, which added another element to the incredibly nostalgic event featuring over 45 years of collective touring experience. James Dweed’s solo project, Reggie & The Full Effect, got the night started with his catchy emo-pop songs. While manning the electric keyboard, Dweed’s managed to capture the audience’s attention...

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Bastille: As The Mood Turns

Bastille w/ Mondo Cozmo WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA 04.26.17 After releasing their second album, Wild World, six months ago, UK band Bastille brought their Seattle fan base together for a passionate live show. The night featured a wide range of tracks with moody, meaningful lyrics. To open the night, Mondo Cozmo – née Josh Ostrander – took the hazy stage for a few quick songs. Their sound was something like The Head and the Heart meets Band of Horses, but a little more out there with random samples thrown in. His performance was full of big, climactic songs that...

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Thursday: Refugees Welcome Here

Thursday w/ Touche Amore Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA 04.15.17 This show was never supposed to happen. Six years ago, New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Thursday went on hiatus with little hope of a return. But that’s one of the beauties of music. It brings people back together. And this night was all about Thursday being back together on tour. Right from the start things were fast, loud, and bright as the Showbox Sodo stage was flooded with strobe lights during the opening song, “For the Workforce, Drowning.” At the end of the track, vocalist Geoff Rickly introduced the second song, “The Other Side of...

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