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...
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...