show preview: the ironclads cd release @ holy mountain

I’ve seen all the bands in this Friday’s lineup at Holy Mountain and am confidently calling it ahead of time one of the best shows of the year. Not so far this year – all year. The Ironclads will be joined by The Whore-Hands (The Whore Moans+The Hands=magnificence), The Quiet Ones, and What What Now. […]

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Show Preview: The Royal Bear at the High Dive

The Royal Bear is playing the High Dive this Thursday, April 2nd. I saw them last on Valentine’s Day and I really think they’re worth your time and energy and to check out. I make no secret of how much I love certain types of music out of the 80s but they’re even more than […]

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Photos: New Faces. Tonight: OK Go

I caught my first show at the new Crocodile on Wednesday night. I have been hearing a lot about New Faces – and I have been listening to them but this was the first time I saw the band live. They definitely live up to every wonderful thing I have been told. Conor & Nico […]

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My Weekend Starts Tonight at High Dive

Even though I have to work tomorrow, I’m counting this last weekend in March as a long one. I’ve only seen one band on the bill tonight at High Dive – What What Now, who blew out the Blue Moon in January and I’ve been looking forward to seeing them again ever since. I’ve heard great […]

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Free Tix: The Builders and the Butchers

We have a pair of tix for The Builders and the Butchers‘ show this Friday at the Crocodile. First person who emails dagmar@backbeatseattle.com and can tell me which city the band is based in gets these tix. I’ll close up the contest at 4:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, March 26th. This show is 21+.

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