Show Preview: City Arts w/Joshua Radin, A Fine Frenzy, Glitterbang & SSION, Day 2 – Th. 10/18

City Arts Fest has shows going on all over the city starting on Wednesday, October 17th. Day number two of the festival pops up on my radar with shows by Lucy Schwartz, A Fine Frenzy and SSION. And others. Here are some of my picks – just my picks, if these are not your choices there is so much more for you to pick from on the festival’s full schedule. Have fun at the shows!

7:45Lucy Schwartz @ the Moore

Lucy Schwartz, who now has 2 EPs and 2 LPs to her credit, opens for A Fine Frenzy and Joshua Radin. Schwartz is only 22.

Lucy Schwartz

8:30 A Fine Frenzy @ the Moore

Born in Seattle and now a Goodwill Ambassador, A Fine Frenzy (aka Alison Sudol), has a brand new album out called Pines. A Fine Frenzy is touring North America with Joshua Radin.

A Fine Frenzy – photo by Kirk Stauffer

8:30 Glitterbang @ Rendezvous

Entertaining Seattle synth duo Glitterbang hit Rendezvous right before SSION.

Gltterbang – photo by Dagmar

10:00 Joshua Radin @ the Moore

The multi-talented Radin headlines the Moore by most likely doing many songs off his latest, Underwater.

Joshua Radin – photo by Jill Rachel Evans

10:30 SSION @ Rendezvous

I highly recommend you see this show, not only because SSION looks fantastic, but because the music sounds like some excellent synth disco. YES! The name is pronounced shun, by the way.


9:30 – Elliot Smith Tribute @ the Can Can

The Can Can hosts an Elliott Smith Tribute including performances by Dan Miles, Kris Orlowski and Kevin Long. Get there early to catch all the artists involved.

Elliott Smith


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