Author: Stephanie Dore

Banks Trades Inhibition For Intensity

Banks w/ Lance Skiiiwalker Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 04.18.17 Dark R&B star Banks – née Jillian Rose Banks – stopped by Seattle’s Showbox SoDo in between Coachella weekends for a sold out show that lived up to every ounce of hype. Known for her mysterious persona, her live show shaped up to a stellar artistic performance. The crowd, full of young, enthusiastic fans, knew every…single…word. Chicago vocalist and record producer Lance Skiiiwalker opened the show his debut album, with a DJ backing him up. He walked on stage, travel mug in hand, and slipped off his Birkenstocks, wandering towards the light-wrapped...

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State Champs Remedy Your Ringing Ears

State Champs w/ Don Broco, With Confidence, Against The Current Showbox, Seattle, WA 04.17.17 After releasing their sophomore album, Around The World And Back, nearly two years ago, State Champs finally announced their own headlining tour, in anticipation of the deluxe version’s 2017 release including live tour footage. They brought friends from around the world to Seattle for a night of pure pop-punk at The Showbox. The night’s lineup was a bit of a long one, squeezing in four different bands all before 11pm on a Monday night. First up was Don Broco, hailing all the way from UK. Prior...

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Nerding Out On Young Love With Cataldo’s Keepers

Preview: Cataldo Century Ballroom, Seattle, WA 04.28.17 Eric Anderson writes the kind of mellow pop musings that are fit to serve as the soundtrack to your twenty-slash-thirty-somethings. Ripe with sweet refrains, catchy beats, lonesome—yet ultimately hopeful—themes, the ten tracks on Keepers, his upcoming album under the Cataldo moniker, will have you nerding out on young love and loss like you just stepped out of a Cameron Crowe film. While it’s really no surprise, as Cataldo’s been on the radar for a hot minute, the new record is full of dynamically brilliant songcraft. Just check the already released singles “Photograph”...

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Minus The Bear Bring It On Home

Minus The Bear w/ Beach Slang and Bayonne Showbox, Seattle, WA 04.15.17 If you’ve walked by Everyday Music on Capitol Hill anytime recently, you’ve probably noticed that they painted the big garage door with the cover of Voids, Minus The Bear’s latest album. No surprise then that Seattle was pretty excited for the band to come back and finish off their tour in their hometown. The night at The Showbox opened with indie electronic artist Bayonne. His set was pretty unexpected. With MTB being a pretty classic alt-rock band, and Beach Slang playing their loud punk rock, Bayonne’s atmospheric electronic...

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Interview: Jeremy Depoyster of the Devil Wears Prada

Interview: Jeremy Depoyster 04.16.17 Before metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada hit Showbox SoDo’s stage supporting Anthrax and Killswitch Engage on their 2017 KillThrax tour, we chatted with guitarist Jeremy Depoyster about tour life, playing with legends, and what he’s reading. Catch up with him below and then grab your tickets and join us at the show, April 25. Seattle Music News: How are you doing today? Jeremy Depoyster: Good, good. Another Easter Sunday in Texas. SMN: You guys have a show tonight, right? Depoyster: Yeah, we’re right outside McCallum, Texas. SMN: So, how’s the tour going so far?...

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