Sara Brickner

Conor Byrne Pub

5140 Ballard Ave. N.W. / 21+

Fixing up the arcade: Murphy (center) and his mates, minus one.

The Family Dog

With a new album and world tour on the horizon, the Moondoggies' frontman retreats to Everett.

Fixing up the arcade: Murphy (center) and his mates, minus one.
Things are looking up for Menomena.

Wet and Rusting

Menomena and Drew Grow don't fit under any established musical umbrellas.

Things are looking up for Menomena.

Who: The SpitsWhere: EMP Sky ChurchWhen: 9:15 p.m., MondayThe Spits put on

Who: The SpitsWhere: EMP Sky ChurchWhen: 9:15 p.m., MondayThe Spits put on one of the very best punk rock shows you're likely to experience, in… Continue reading

Jenny JimenezKevin Barrans of the MaldivesWho: The MaldivesWho: The MaldivesWhere: Starbucks Stage

Jenny JimenezKevin Barrans of the MaldivesWho: The MaldivesWho: The MaldivesWhere: Starbucks Stage When: 3 p.m. Saturday (note: this was posted Monday and moved for continuity's… Continue reading

Who: Atlas SoundWhen: 4 p.m.Where: Broad Street StageAtlas Sound played in the

Who: Atlas SoundWhen: 4 p.m.Where: Broad Street StageAtlas Sound played in the lull of the afternoon, in that time when the diurnal festival-goers are winding… Continue reading

Who: Balkan Beat BoxWhere: Fisher Green Stage When: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayThough I

Who: Balkan Beat BoxWhere: Fisher Green Stage When: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayThough I doubt Balkan Beat Box and Neko Case have too many fans in common… Continue reading

Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives comes out September 14Two weekends ago,

Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives comes out September 14Two weekends ago, I had one of those rare, game-changing live music experiences, the kind when… Continue reading

Dylan PriestLucinda Williams performed at Marymoor Park Saturday, August 21Lucinda Williams is

Dylan PriestLucinda Williams performed at Marymoor Park Saturday, August 21Lucinda Williams is a country music icon. A goddess. The rebellious, sensual soul-daughter of Loretta Lynn.… Continue reading

Two weekends ago, I had one of those rare, game-changing live music

Two weekends ago, I had one of those rare, game-changing live music experiences, the kind when you're watching a band and your chest swells up… Continue reading

Last year, I saw the Hive Dwellers open up for Chain and

Last year, I saw the Hive Dwellers open up for Chain and the Gang (Ian Svenonius' current band) and liked it as much as, if… Continue reading

Dylan PriestThe Head and the Heart, Kelli Schaefer, Grace Hope-Sullivan and Drew

Dylan PriestThe Head and the Heart, Kelli Schaefer, Grace Hope-Sullivan and Drew Grow performing on the pointAs a rule, I don't particularly enjoy music festivals.… Continue reading

Warped Tour: The Festival for First-Timers

Warped Tour: The Festival for First-Timers

For kids in the boonies, the traveling fest can be Indie 101.

Warped Tour: The Festival for First-Timers

Artist: Woven BonesAlbum: “I’ve Gotta Get” 7″Release date: August 10Rating (Skip, Stream,

Artist: Woven BonesAlbum: "I've Gotta Get" 7"Release date: August 10Rating (Skip, Stream, or Buy): BuyListen: Stream the record at Soundcloud, and download "I've Gotta Get"… Continue reading

I ached to inform all of you of Williams’ Sunset Tavern appearance

I ached to inform all of you of Williams' Sunset Tavern appearance when I wrote up the show last week, but alas, it was a… Continue reading

Pizzadeath at the Funhouse

Three nights of homages to America's favorite comfort food.

This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’

This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' rockabilly-and-roll hit "Shakin' All Over," which was the number one single in the… Continue reading

Pat Travers – “Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)”I cannot fault guitarist

Pat Travers - "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)"I cannot fault guitarist Pat Travers for actually writing this song -- it was actually penned by… Continue reading

Tiny HumanMenomenaMenomena’s Friend and Foe was easily one of the best, most

Tiny HumanMenomenaMenomena's Friend and Foe was easily one of the best, most original albums to come out in 2007. But, uh, ahem -- 2007 was… Continue reading

Alex CrickLesli WoodCongratulations to Lesli Wood, of the Redwood Plan (and formerly

Alex CrickLesli WoodCongratulations to Lesli Wood, of the Redwood Plan (and formerly of Ms. Led), who was chosen by popular vote to play this Sunday's… Continue reading