Show Review and Photos: Mudhoney with Girl Trouble @ Olympia Film Society

Mudhoney with Girl Trouble @ Olympia Film Society, 11/7/14 Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph Mudhoney Two of the most enduring Northwest bands, Mudhoney and Girl Trouble played to a packed house at the vintage Olympia Theater and Olympia Film Society on Friday night. In many ways, the show was a reunion. The Olympia […]

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Photos: The Bangles @ Showbox at the Market

What a trip down Memory Lane! The Bangles showed the audience at the Showbox at the Market that they still have those catchy hooks and great harmonies. Supporting their latest album, Sweetheart of the Sun, founding members Susanna Hoffs, Debbie Peterson, and Vicki Peterson performed both their hits and new material for a very enthusiastic […]

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Show Preview & Interview: Ben Howard @ the Moore, Th. 4/18

Not all musicians can be credible acoustic guitarists and electric guitar players. Some will excel at acoustic rock, but then just fall flat when trying to go electric. Some electric guitarists can sound silly and dull when they go acoustic. But take English singer-songwriter Ben Howard as an example of a musician who does both […]

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Venue Spotlight: the Blue Moon

31 of the 82 shows I’ve seen so far this year have been at the Blue Moon, and though proximity factors in (I live very nearby), there are many reasons the Blue Moon is a venue worth seeking out. Get past your gritty first impression and once inside you’ll find the Blue Moon is weirdly beautiful, comfortable, and is […]

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