Pixies: Anything But Understated

Pixies: Anything But Understated

Pixies w/ the Orwells Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 12.03.17 Walking into the Paramount for the Pixies show, I imagined a very chill, quiet crowd listening to slow space jams. But this was an assumption by someone who only knows a handful of the veteran indie rock...
A Perfect Circle’s Proven Power

A Perfect Circle’s Proven Power

A Perfect Circle w/ The Beta Machine KeyArena, Seattle, WA 12.01.17 It had been seven years since they reunited and a mere thirteen since the release of their last studio album,but that certainly didn’t stop A Perfect Circle from delivering a powerful live...
Double Your Fun With Sales

Double Your Fun With Sales

Sales w/ Chaos Chaos and The Washboard Abs Neumos, Seattle, WA 11.30.17 With a small collection of laid-back songs in tow, Sales brought their hilarious dynamic and carefree attitude back to Seattle for another perfect break from our busy schedules. After opening for...
Finding Shelter With Angus And Julia Stone

Finding Shelter With Angus And Julia Stone

Angus and Julia Stone w/ Luke Sital-Singh Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA 11.29.17 The world has seen plenty of performance duos, even more bands, and loads more solo artists. But one thing we don’t see quite as often is sibling duos. Hailing all the way from Sydney,...
The National Are Not Just Standing By

The National Are Not Just Standing By

The National w/ This Is The Kit Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 11.28.17 & 11.29.17 There are no pyrotechnics or showers of confetti, no gimmicky costumes and nary a teenager in sight. This is The National, where what you see—and hear—is, thankfully, what you get....
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: A Holiday Tradition

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: A Holiday Tradition

Trans-Siberian Orchestra KeyArena, Seattle, WA 11.25.17 The holidays are always a time for celebrating tradition and family. They’re also a great time to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they roll through town for their annual celebratory show, which this year fell on...
New Found Glory’s 20 Years of Pop Punk

New Found Glory’s 20 Years of Pop Punk

New Found Glory w/ The Ataris The Showbow, Seattle, WA 11.21.17 These days, not many things last 20 years. Passports don’t, most fashion trends don’t, and the organic bananas on my kitchen counter have not even lasted 20 days. One thing that has lasted, however, is...
Cannibal Corpse’s Evisceration Of The Wretched

Cannibal Corpse’s Evisceration Of The Wretched

Cannibal Corpse w/Power Trip and Gatecreeper Neumos, Seattle, WA 11.17.17 When Cannibal Corpse announced the Seattle date of their 29-show trek, I was so glad to see that it was at Neumos. The last time they came to town the show was at El Corazon, and was sold out as...
Fall Out Boy Refuse To Fade

Fall Out Boy Refuse To Fade

Fall Out Boy w/ Blackbear and Jaden Smith KeyArena, Seattle, WA 11.12.17 While pop-punk hit its prime around 2005—and has pretty much faded out since—most of the genre’s stars have been left in the past. But Fall Out Boy, part of the ‘emo trinity,’ has refused to be...
An Evening With Third Eye Blind

An Evening With Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA 11.12.17 The year is 1997 and on the radio, you hear the familiar refrain of “Do do do, do da doo do.” Immediately you begin to sing along until the actual verses start, then you are about 80% accurate with the...