Yungblud’s Expressive Social Awareness

Yungblud’s Expressive Social Awareness

Yungblud w/ Arrested Youth Vera Project, Seattle, WA 09.30.18 There’s a certain energy present at most alt-rock shows. And for UK artists that energy is usually amplified a little, just like their volume. But then there’s Dominic Harrison, AKA Yungblud, an incredibly...
Nothing But Thieves Get Better Every Time

Nothing But Thieves Get Better Every Time

Nothing But Thieves w/ Demob Happy Showbox, Seattle, WA 09.22.18 Nothing But Thieves is one of the few bands I will absolutely go very far out of my way to see every single time they are here—which is actually quite often considering they’re a UK band. Some of the...
Ben Howard Brings The Unexpected To Seattle

Ben Howard Brings The Unexpected To Seattle

Ben Howard w/ Wye Oak Paramount, Seattle, WA 09.21.18 A couple of years ago, with the world going through a heavy singer-songwriter phase—like when “Take Me to Church” blew up—Ben Howard’s name floated around a little too. And nothing solidifies fame like having a few...
OAR Feels Like Home in Seattle

OAR Feels Like Home in Seattle

OAR w/ Matt Nathanson and The New Respects Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 09.18.18 “Cult following” is a term attributed to many things in the pop zeitgeist. Whether it be a book, TV show, comedian, or movie, it is becoming more used than ever. Perennial...
Honne: Sweet Night Sounds

Honne: Sweet Night Sounds

Honne w/ Hablot Brown Showbox, Seattle, WA 09.12.18 After launching to success around 2016 with “Warm on a Cold Night,” Honne have proven their mastery of a soft, warm, synth-heavy sound that seems made for the night. Now, two years later, that track still brings just...
Be More Kind Day with Frank Turner

Be More Kind Day with Frank Turner

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls w/ Bad Cop Bad Cop and Trapper Schoepp Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA 09.07.18 By proclamation of Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan, September 7th was “Be More Kind Day.” And it just so happens that Frank Turner’s new album shares the...