British singer-songwriter Jade Bird opened for Son Little at the Tractor Tavern. Her solo set featured many songs from her recently released album, Something American. Earlier this year, she was named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 Country Artists You Need To Know”.
Making a visit to North America all the way from Australia, feedtime, a postpunk trio, headlined the Sunset on September 19th, 2017. This year, the band made an awesomely welcome return to recording a complete album with Gas, their first in 16 (!!!!!) years. It’s also their first on In the Red Records. And because reviews by real people are important, here’s what a reviewer said on Amazon: “Gas doesn’t care if it irritates the neighbors; it just wants to be played loud.” Fantastic! One of Seattle fans enjoying that music live at the Sunset was photographer Monica Martinez:
ONE OK ROCK, rockers from Japan, helped start 2017 in Seattle right with a January show at Showbox SoDo. Headlining, and sharing the stage with Seattle’s Acceptance for the local date, ONE OK ROCK had an incredible world tour this year. And in 2016, they won Best Japanese Act at the MTV European Music Awards. In other awesome ONE OK ROCK news: congratulations to Ryota and his wife, Michelle Kohama on the birth of their first child in October. But back to Seattle, big thank you to photographer Alex Crick for getting these rad shots.
Dagny Norvoll Sandvik – better known simply as Dagny – opened for LANY at the Showbox at the Market. The Norwegian pop singer is on the road with her two-member backing band – all dressed in blue jumpsuits – in support of her EP Ultraviolet.
Band:The Wombats Song: “Lemon To A Knife Fight” Why You Want to Listen: Get up to date with Brits the Wombats. “Lemon To A Knife Fight” is a great track, boding very well for the upcoming album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. I can’t wait for the album. And 2018 will be a huge year for the group, with a headline tour in January, and a supporting slot on the Weezer and Pixies tour in July. I think their January 31 show at Showbox at the Market will be the largest venue they’ve headlined in Seattle. Well done.