Author: Stephanie Dore

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 better way to celebrate arguably the best weather on the planet than with a simmering concert series perched high above the city streets? Enter Motif’s Summer Concert Series at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails. Set amidst the iconic Seattle skyline in the heart of downtown, Motif Seattle is a bustling destination hotel full of contemporary, fashion-forward experiences and boasts the largest...

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Duke Evers Boil Down To Fantastic

Emery w/ Duke Evers and Wall of Ears Neumos, Seattle, WA 06.11.17 Duke Evers: another Seattle band, another slightly odd band name, but not another tiny little band to ignore until they become popular. Wall of Ears danced happily onto the stage dressed in mismatched thrift-store outfits and statement sunglasses to start the night off right with their fun psychedelic pop-rock. But just in case the unique outfits and dreamy sound weren’t weird enough for you, their performance definitely was. From the typical head-banging to holding crowd member’s heads, the set was all over the place, but surely in a...

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My Goodness Celebrate The Release Of Scavengers

My Goodness w/ Smokey Brights and Year of Death The Crocodile, Seattle, WA 06.09.17 In a city like Seattle, where we’re known for our grunge-rock scene, new bands with that kind of sound can easily get swept under the radar. My Goodness, however, refuse to be ignored. For the release of their sophomore album, Scavengers, they packed fans into The Crocodile for a powerful set of celebration. After Year of Death opening the night with their echoey electronic sound, Smokey Brights were a great surprise. Going to see smaller local bands can be pretty hit or miss, especially because a...

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NKOTB Prove Their Package

New Kids On The Block w/ Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men KeyArena, Seattle, WA 06.07.17 I could have left my earplugs at home except the screaming of hard-crushing New Kids On The Block Fans would have blown out my eardrums. Those pre-teen shrieks from 30 years ago? They’ve apparently only gotten louder with age. But NKOTB haven’t lost any luster, and they proved it with their 2017 “Total Package Tour,” adding the one-and-only Paula Abdul and iconically soulful Boyz II Men to the lineup for some extra fire. The night kicked off with BIIM pleading their lyrical asides to...

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Seether Hit Showbox SoDo Hard

Seether w/ Starset and Through Fire Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 06.03.17 Throngs of Seether fans flooded Seattle’s Showbox SoDo lounge early, eagerly awaiting their hard-hitting show. And despite having to battle countless baseball fans and the 21+ door, the sold out venue was full of anticipation. Omaha, Nebraska hard rock band Through Fire kicked off the night and got the crowd moving. They played some of their hit singles like “Breath,” “Damage,” and “Stronger;” along with a cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” all of which are part of their 2016 debut full-length, Breathe. Starset continued the show with their amazing light...

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