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Blue Moon. Seattle Weekly archives

As long as there have been drinkers, there have been dive bars,

As long as there have been drinkers, there have been dive bars, and Seattle has some great ones. A few even clean their bathrooms regularly.… Continue reading

Blue Moon. Seattle Weekly archives
This week, we chat with singer-guitarist Carl Newman on writing, band democracies,

This week, we chat with singer-guitarist Carl Newman on writing, band democracies,

This week, we chat with singer-guitarist Carl Newman on writing, band democracies, and bad album covers. What is a Brill Bruiser?I thought it described our… Continue reading

This week, we chat with singer-guitarist Carl Newman on writing, band democracies,
On “Doc’s Day” from Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest album, Remedy, the

On “Doc’s Day” from Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest album, Remedy, the

On “Doc’s Day” from Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest album, Remedy, the bluegrass, folk, and Americana band pays tribute to Doc Watson, a man partially… Continue reading

On “Doc’s Day” from Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest album, Remedy, the
The Sunset Tavern is a piece of Ballard history. In its current

The Sunset Tavern is a piece of Ballard history. In its current

The Sunset Tavern is a piece of Ballard history. In its current location since 1976, the live-music venue is one of just a handful of… Continue reading

The Sunset Tavern is a piece of Ballard history. In its current
Still splashin’: the Breeders circa 2014.

With Gen-Xers now flush with disposable income and nostalgic for their youth,

With Gen-Xers now flush with disposable income and nostalgic for their youth, plenty of ’90s acts have returned to the road, and the recording studio,… Continue reading

Still splashin’: the Breeders circa 2014.
The Replacements haven't missed a step, what a fantastic performance. Photo by Morgen Schuler

It wasn’t raining as Sunday’s lineup of music began, which made it

It wasn’t raining as Sunday’s lineup of music began, which made it seem fitting to start the day with the sunny sounds of Big Star’s… Continue reading

The Replacements haven't missed a step, what a fantastic performance. Photo by Morgen Schuler
The many colors of Owen Pallett.

You might not know it from listening to the baroque synth-pop of

You might not know it from listening to the baroque synth-pop of his latest album, In Conflict, but Owen Pallett, orchestral arranger for Arcade Fire,… Continue reading

The many colors of Owen Pallett.
Jack White is a record record-breaker. That’s not a typo. His latest

Jack White is a record record-breaker. That’s not a typo. His latest

Jack White is a record record-breaker. That’s not a typo. His latest album, Lazaretto, became the best-selling vinyl LP since SoundScan began tracking such figures… Continue reading

Jack White is a record record-breaker. That’s not a typo. His latest
MCD in the thick of its gore-obsessed shtick.

The legacy of Murder City Devils has always loomed larger than the

The legacy of Murder City Devils has always loomed larger than the band’s actual achievements. That’s not a diss. They were a powerful band, both… Continue reading

MCD in the thick of its gore-obsessed shtick.
Andrew Jackson Jihad. Photo by Lisa Johnson

It’s not easy to be a band from Phoenix. No disrespect to

It’s not easy to be a band from Phoenix. No disrespect to the Arizona capital, but the city hasn’t exactly been a hotbed of cultural… Continue reading

Andrew Jackson Jihad. Photo by Lisa Johnson
Yngwie Malmsteen show, B1 Maximum, Moscow

Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen rose to fame in the 1980s by

Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen rose to fame in the 1980s by combining classical music with heavy metal while outplaying virtually all his contemporaries in… Continue reading

Yngwie Malmsteen show, B1 Maximum, Moscow
Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of Milk Carton Kids.

If one is the loneliest number and three’s a crowd, then two

If one is the loneliest number and three’s a crowd, then two is sublime, at least in musical terms. Just ask John and Paul, Mick… Continue reading

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of Milk Carton Kids.
Qdot performs at the Lively Lounge in SoDo.

If you’ve attended a concert in the past 10 years, you’ve surely

If you’ve attended a concert in the past 10 years, you’ve surely noticed that cell phones have become as ubiquitous in the raised hands of… Continue reading

Qdot performs at the Lively Lounge in SoDo.
Jake Bugg, Live at Silver Platters EPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis

Jake Bugg, Live at Silver PlattersEP With a Beatles haircut, an Oasis

Jake Bugg,Live at Silver PlattersEPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis swagger, and a Dylanesque delivery, folkie Jake Bugg was the darling of the UK press… Continue reading

Jake Bugg, Live at Silver Platters EPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis
Jake Bugg, Live at Silver Platters EPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis

Jake Bugg, Live at Silver Platters EPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis

Jake Bugg,Live at Silver PlattersEPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis swagger, and a Dylanesque delivery, folkie Jake Bugg was the darling of the UK press… Continue reading

Jake Bugg, Live at Silver Platters EPWith a Beatles haircut, an Oasis
Juana Molina Monday, April 21 It’s rare to have tremendous success in

Juana Molina Monday, April 21 It’s rare to have tremendous success in

Juana MolinaMonday, April 21It’s rare to have tremendous success in the arts, let alone twice and in two different disciplines. But that’s just what Argentina’s… Continue reading

Juana Molina Monday, April 21 It’s rare to have tremendous success in
The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs Tuesday, April 15 You can blame Usher for signing

The Afghan WhigsTuesday, April 15You can blame Usher for signing Justin Bieber, but at least the soul man seems intent on atoning for his sins.… Continue reading

The Afghan Whigs
Haggerty performing at Seattle Gay Pride in 2000.

In 1973, a feminist disc jockey at KRAB-FM 107.7 (now known as

In 1973, a feminist disc jockey at KRAB-FM 107.7 (now known as The End) had her broadcasting license revoked by the FCC. Her offense? Playing… Continue reading

Haggerty performing at Seattle Gay Pride in 2000.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts  Sunday, March 16  Joan Jett

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Sunday, March 16 Joan Jett

Joan Jett and the BlackheartsSunday, March 16Joan Jett seems to have found the rock-&-roll fountain of youth. At 55, she transcends both space and time,… Continue reading

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts  Sunday, March 16  Joan Jett
Wednesday, Feb. 5 Secret Chiefs 3 Originally formed in the mid-’90s by

It’s not very rock ’n’ roll to be up before 9 a.m.

It’s not very rock ’n’ roll to be up before 9 a.m. and doing interviews, but at age 64, Eddie Money’s lifestyle is much more… Continue reading

Wednesday, Feb. 5 Secret Chiefs 3 Originally formed in the mid-’90s by