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Spring is teasing us again with her balmy breezes and intermitent sunbreaks! I won't complain though, I'll take what I can get untll the real things arrives (like a lion? Lamb?) on March 21. A good way to celebrate being able to walk around with not much more than a cardigan on today would be to head to the Crocodile tonight for Night Canopy's CD release show. The record is a beautiful debut effort, and was recorded last year, in early spring at a little studio in the woods on Bainbridge Island. I sat down with Amy Blaschke and Nick DeWitt a little bit ago to see what they had to say about how it all came together.
Joining them on the bill are openers Ghost Stories- whose frontman Ron Lewis is also a member of Archives, Mat Brook's new ethereal, harmony ridden project with Jeff Montano (New Mexican's), Curtis Hall (DJ Curtis), and word is they've recently added the Can't See's Thomas Wright to the already super group. The first chance to see them live is on March 21st (which is, again, the first day of spring) at Neumo's with Sera Cahoone.
One of my very favorite Seattle bands, Fleet Foxes (and would be even if I wasn't related to one) will headline with a heavy dose of new material.
Priestbird (formerly Tarantula A.D.) are at Neumo's- Brian had some enlightening things to say about them in this week's Short List. Word is Pearl Jam are big fans as well- the band opened for them on their recent European tour.
An Evening with Crack Sabbath takes over the High Dive- Michael Alan Goldberg says:
"Led by such famed avant-jazz locals as saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin, Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet) and organist Ron Weinstein (who also leads irreverent Ballard fixture the Suffering Fuckheads), this accomplished-yet-demented quartet (or bigger, depending on how many guests show up) typically flips over and sets fire to standards by the likes of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, as well as familiar tunes by Nirvana, Ted Nugent, and, yes, Black Sabbath."
On this St. Patrick's Day Eve, on the brink of spring, also bear in mind that the best place to be tomorrow night (should green beer and shamrock glasses not be your thing) is Chop Suey for Seattle based webzine Nada Mucho.com's 10 (has it really been that long??) year anniversary celebration with Damien Jurado, Tim Seely, Korby Lenker and At the Spine.
Sunday, recover and get ready for The One A.M. Radio, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Hrishikesh Hirwayon, on Monday at Camp Nowhere.