Azaria C. Podplesky

Death Cab for Cutie/Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation (7-inch, 4,500 copies, Atlantic Records)

Death Cab for Cutie/Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation (7-inch, 4,500 copies, Atlantic Records)

Death Cab for Cutie/Freedy Johnston, Bad Reputation (7-inch, 4,500 copies, Atlantic Records) Features the title track two ways: as Kansas-born, New York City-based musician Freedy… Continue reading

 

Tom Brosseau plays the Columbia City Theater tonight.

There’s a certain intimacy to albums that are tracked live, and Los

There’s a certain intimacy to albums that are tracked live, and Los Angeles-based singer Tom Brosseau’s latest, Perfect Abandon, which he’s releasing at this show,… Continue reading

 

Daniel Lanois plays the Croc tonight. Photo by David Leyes.

As a producer, Daniel Lanois is known for his work with Brian

As a producer, Daniel Lanois is known for his work with Brian Eno on several U2 albums, including The Joshua Tree and All That You… Continue reading

 

Iam McFeron plays the Triple Door tonight.

Friday, Feb. 27 “Folk-apocalypse” six-piece Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals covers it

Friday, Feb. 27“Folk-apocalypse” six-piece Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals covers it all on its self-titled debut: life, love, and of course the apocalypse. “Irene, Goodnight,”… Continue reading

Iam McFeron plays the Triple Door tonight.
Annie Ford Band plays the Sunset tonight.

Though it bills itself as “the world’s first Gruntry [grunge + country]

Though it bills itself as “the world’s first Gruntry [grunge + country] band,” Red Heart Alarm leans more toward the twangier of the two flannel-favoring… Continue reading

Annie Ford Band plays the Sunset tonight.
Funky 2 Death play Chateau Ste. Michelle tonight.

Friday, Feb. 20 If you plan on attending this show, part of

Friday, Feb. 20If you plan on attending this show, part of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Sessions series, I highly suggest setting your wine down before the… Continue reading

Funky 2 Death play Chateau Ste. Michelle tonight.
Leighton Meester

Thursday, Feb. 26 Though it bills itself as “the world’s first Gruntry

Thursday, Feb. 26 Though it bills itself as “the world’s first Gruntry [grunge + country] band,” Red Heart Alarm leans more toward the twangier of… Continue reading

Leighton Meester
Riff Raff plays the Showbox tonight.

For the 11th installment of Little Big Show, a concert series that

For the 11th installment of Little Big Show, a concert series that supports local art organizations (this time, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls), KEXP,… Continue reading

Riff Raff plays the Showbox tonight.
Gregory Alan Isakov plays Benaroya tonight.

There’s a simplicity to The Weatherman, the latest from Johannesburg-born, Colorado-based singer

There’s a simplicity to The Weatherman, the latest from Johannesburg-born, Colorado-based singer Gregory Alan Isakov, that gives the album a real sense of folk authenticity.… Continue reading

Gregory Alan Isakov plays Benaroya tonight.
Meghan Trainor plays the Neptune tomorrow.

Friday, Feb. 13 Seattle Weekly & Mamma’s Cave Present: A Valentine’s Day

Friday, Feb. 13Seattle Weekly & Mamma’s Cave Present: A Valentine’s Day Eve Bash with Future Shock, Mutiny Mutiny, Jamie Aaron Aux at Lo-fi. Get more… Continue reading

Meghan Trainor plays the Neptune tomorrow.
Lucinda Williams plays the Neptune tonight.

Though her lyrics are sometimes borderline slurred (see: “West Memphis”), bluesy rock

Though her lyrics are sometimes borderline slurred (see: “West Memphis”), bluesy rock singer Lucinda Williams’ voice is so expressive, it’s hard not to jump from… Continue reading

Lucinda Williams plays the Neptune tonight.
The Devil Makes Three play the Paramount on Saturday.

Friday, Feb. 6 For this month’s Community Partnership Showcase, which benefits a

Friday, Feb. 6For this month’s Community Partnership Showcase, which benefits a new local organization each month, KEXP’s Sharlese Metcalf and her Audioasis crew are hosting… Continue reading

The Devil Makes Three play the Paramount on Saturday.
Fox and the Law play the Sunset tonight.

Multi-instrumentalist Jordan Evans and vocalist/guitarist Pete Hanks, aka electro-rock duo Murder Vibes,

Multi-instrumentalist Jordan Evans and vocalist/guitarist Pete Hanks, aka electro-rock duo Murder Vibes, came seemingly out of nowhere late last year with their self-titled debut, but… Continue reading

Fox and the Law play the Sunset tonight.
Location, location, location. Not only is it important in real estate, but

Location, location, location. Not only is it important in real estate, but

Location, location, location. Not only is it important in real estate, but it also helps the recording process. Well, at least it did for singer/songwriter… Continue reading

Location, location, location. Not only is it important in real estate, but
It’s never too early to start planning for Sasquatch!, especially after this

It’s never too early to start planning for Sasquatch!, especially after this

It’s never too early to start planning for Sasquatch!, especially after this year’s lineup is announced at this Sasquatch! Launch Party. Recently announced lineups for… Continue reading

It’s never too early to start planning for Sasquatch!, especially after this
Shelby Earl plays the Columbia City Theater tonight.

Friday, Jan. 30 Worlds collide at Sonic Evolution as the Seattle Symphony

Friday, Jan. 30Worlds collide at Sonic Evolution as the Seattle Symphony and storied rockers like Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave), Guns N’… Continue reading

Shelby Earl plays the Columbia City Theater tonight.
The Blow play Columbia CIty Theater tonight.

Reading up on The Spider Ferns, aka husband-and-wife Alton (guitar/vocals/keyboard) and Kelly

Reading up on The Spider Ferns, aka husband-and-wife Alton (guitar/vocals/keyboard) and Kelly (bass/vocals/piano) Fleek, the word “hypnotic” comes up a lot. And after listening, it’s… Continue reading

The Blow play Columbia CIty Theater tonight.
Kishi Bashi plays the Neptune tonight.

Jukebox the Ghost, the Crocodile. Check out our band profile here .

Jukebox the Ghost, the Crocodile. Check out our band profilehere.Sometimes all it takes is a single word to ignite a creative spark. For singer/violinist Kishi… Continue reading

Kishi Bashi plays the Neptune tonight.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 It seems like only yesterday that those little silver

Wednesday, Jan. 28 It seems like only yesterday that those little silver and blue cars began infiltrating the streets of Seattle. But it’s actually been… Continue reading

Gabriel Teodros plays the Croc tonight.

Growing up in Seattle wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for rapper Gabriel

Growing up in Seattle wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for rapper Gabriel Teodros, who chronicles some of his struggles on his latest album, the SoulChef-produced… Continue reading

Gabriel Teodros plays the Croc tonight.