Ten Year Anniversary of Light in the Attic Records

The local label Light in the Attic Records was instrumental in launching the careers of The Black Angels, The Saturday Knights, and The Blakes, but it's even better known for curating—with masterful taste—and reissuing obscure, forgotten, and underrated records from a mishmash of '50s, '60s, and '70s artists like Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Kris Kristofferson, and compilations themed around everything from Motown and international reggae to South Korean psychedelia and revolutionary Cuban funk. This year's acclaimed documentary Searching for Sugar Man has revived the career of Mexican-American folk artist Rodriguez, whose remastered back catalog LITA started rereleasing in 2008. The colorful Rodriguez, who is now 70, is headlining tonight's ten-year anniversary party for LITA, which will feature performances by two other acts rediscovered by the label—the British singer-songwriter Michael Chapman (71) and brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson, who hail from Fruitland, Wash. and just now, in their early fifties, are making their Seattle debut. With DJ Suspence. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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