Live Reviews

Jacco Gardner Visits the Northwest is Support of “Cabinet of Curiosities”

Channeling a mid- to late-era rendition of The Beatles, at least in the closing track (“The Ballad of Little Jane”) off his recent LP Cabinet of Curiosities, Jacco Gardner‘s music has most frequently been alluded to as a modern rendition of 1960s psychedelia. I’d agree; it’s what drew me to “The Ballad of Little Jane”… Continue reading Jacco Gardner Visits the Northwest is Support of “Cabinet of Curiosities”

Album Reviews · Live Reviews

Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

In 2000, my grandfather on my dad’s side passed away. That year was a rough one: lowest GPA of my college career, switching majors to the massive dismay of my parents, a coming to terms with mortality and both who I am as a person and who I want to be. This sort of upheaval… Continue reading Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

Live Reviews

May 31st at The Tractor Tavern: Tom Eddy, Heatwarmer, and Pollens

The Tractor Tavern is in for a night of Indie Blues-driven Folk on Friday, May 31st. Seattle native, Tom Eddy (also Beat Connection vocalist), is playing along with openers Heatwarmer and Pollens. “Tractor booker Greg Garcia offered me the opportunity to put together a bill of my choosing.  In my humble opinion, the resulting bill… Continue reading May 31st at The Tractor Tavern: Tom Eddy, Heatwarmer, and Pollens

Live Reviews

Mount Eerie: Live at The Heart of Anacortes

Secretly, I was hoping Mount Eerie would play “Lost Wisdom” of their 2009 album Wind’s Poem. But given the release of two stellar new albums, Clear Moon a short few months ago and then Ocean Roar just last week, I knew the chances were slim. Besides, within the two new releases are plenty of new… Continue reading Mount Eerie: Live at The Heart of Anacortes

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Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children Macnuggits Live at Backspace [04.07.12]

In almost any other city in the world, the crowd at Backspace may have been considered….to say the least, a bit odd.  Angel headed hipsters all decked out in their finest flannel shirts and skinny jeans, and fueled by the spirit in which the Goofpunx Festival provides annually (and maybe a few cans of PBR).… Continue reading Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children Macnuggits Live at Backspace [04.07.12]

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Flying Spiders: Live at Zola [01.21.12]

Long gone are the days when hip hop music was simply about how flashy your car is or how great blood diamonds look around your neck.  Nowadays it is more important to have a good head on your shoulders, a great rhythm, and maybe even a live full 8 piece live band?  And  here in… Continue reading Flying Spiders: Live at Zola [01.21.12]

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Takhoma: Live at What The Heck Fest 2011

We arrived at What The Heck after perusing Shipwreck Day and grabbing some eats at Gere-A-Deli to catch the second half of Takhoma’s set. On stage was Phil Elverum and another fellow I met briefly the day after (Sunday) but failed to get a name. Elverum was on drums and the unnamed guy played guitar… Continue reading Takhoma: Live at What The Heck Fest 2011

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Strength Live at Elkfest 2011

The stars seemed to align in the 120 year old neighborhood of Brownes Addition in the fair city of Spokane. We had downright miserable weather just a few days prior, but with the 5th Annual Elkfest well underway, it was bright, shining, and thunderous with activity as the big night came upon the thousands of… Continue reading Strength Live at Elkfest 2011

Live Reviews

Hey Marseilles Live in Bellingham

There are a few reasons I rarely go to shows, and to be honest it’s a shame. First and foremost is the time of day. I’m usually in bed by 10:30PM, which isn’t conducive to witnessing live music. Second is the awkward moments prior to showtime — inevitably, I am that guy standing in the… Continue reading Hey Marseilles Live in Bellingham