Show Preview: ALVVAYS @ Neumos, Fri. 4/6

ALVVAYS @ Neumos, Fri. 4/6
~Dagmar


ALVVAYS

Canadian pop quartet ALLVAYS headlines Neumos on Friday, April 6th. This is just the second time in Seattle that they’ve shared songs of their latest, Antisocialites. Led by such gorgeous vocals from Molly Rankin, the group creates massively rememberable tracks. Really really appealing stuff. “Dream Tonite” must be one of the best tracks of 2017, so definitely go and enjoy that live. It appears the show is sold out, but I always tell people to keep looking. Oh, and a nice detail on Rankin: she’s also an accomplished fiddle player!

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Photos: SXSW 2018 – Day 4

Day 4 of the six day SXSW 2018 music festival and we’re past the halfway point. Standouts were Elise Trouw, Gordi and Amy Shark. I also covered Amy Shark when she was in Seattle in early March. The Queensland, Australia singer-songwriter won 2 ARIA awards last year, and graced the cover of ELLE Australia‘s May ’18 issue as part of the publication’s rising stars cover editions. Fellow Australian, Gordi, released her second album with Jagjaguwar; American artist Trouw has her own label, Goober Records, where she released her debut in ’17.


Elise Trouw @ 800 Congress / California / Official Showcase
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Gordi @ Radio Day Stage / Australia / Official Showcase
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Amy Shark @ Container Bar / Australia / Day Party
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Gracie and Rachel @ Stephen F’s Bar / New York / Official Showcase
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ELSZ @ Lucille / Australia / Day Party
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Cassandra Jenkins @ Valhalla / New York / Official Showcase
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Cloves @ Palm Door on Sixth / Australia / Official Showcase
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Sturle Dagsland @ The Hideout / Norway / Official Showcase
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Nina Nesbitt @ Mohawk / England / Official Showcase
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Hatchie @ Cheer Up Charlie’s / Australia / Official Showcase
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Lisa LeBlanc @ Victorian Room at The Driskill / Canada / Official Showcase
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Photos: Mitski @ the Neptune

Mitski @ the Neptune – 4/8/17
Photos by Casey Brevig
Memory Lane Series, part 28


Mitski

Little Big show hosted the wonderful Mitski at the Neptune in the spring of ’17. She’s totally cool. An incredible songwriter and lyricist, Mitski will tour America again this year, with Europe shows also arranged. Some of her dates will find her opening for Lorde, giving her some extra exposure to new fans. For the Seattle April ’17 date, she had Steady Holiday and Kadhja Bonet open.


Mitski


Kadhja Bonet


Steady Holiday

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Photos: SXSW 2018 – Day 3

Although I wouldn’t know for sure until the music festival concluded on Sunday at 2am, Bishop Briggs was my Best New Find at SXSW 2018. Here she is, plus another 10 performances, including Liza Anne and Rebecca Loebe, on Day 3.


Bishop Briggs @ Aloft Hotel / California / Day Party
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Courtney Marie Andrews @ Palm Door on Sixth / Arizona / Official Showcase
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Cloves @ Empire Garage / Australia / Official Showcase
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Christina Cavazos @ San Jac Saloon / Texas / Day Party
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Lera Lynn @ Weather Up / Tennessee / Day Party
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Megan Davies @ Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room / Tennessee / Official Showcase
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Natalie Prass @ Aloft Hotel / California / Day Party
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BAUM @ Palm Door on Sabine / California / Official Showcase
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Liz Brasher @ Stubb’s / Tennessee / Official Showcase
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Rebecca Loebe @ Victorian Room at the Driskill / Texas / Official Showcase
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Liza Anne @ Aloft Hotel / Tennessee / Day Party
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Video: Cheat Codes’ “No Promises”

Song: “No Promises”
Artist: Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato
Why You Want to Watch: Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who has roots in Bellevue, Washington (a local !!!!!), Cheat Codes’ “No Promises” video features Demi Lovato. I like the apocalyptic visuals and muted neons.


Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato

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