The Seattle area has been lucky to have Yes play two shows in the last two years: Tulalip in 2017, and Woodinville in 2018. The 2017 concert was part of the Yestival tour, while the 2018 concert was one date of the 50th Anniversary tour. Congratulations on that anniversary! Todd Rundgren, who opened in 2017, has also been busy with six albums already released this decade. There are loads of opportunities to catch both bands again right now, so check them out.
Acknowledged by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”, Jade Jackson opened for Social Distortion at Showbox SoDo. The show was the first night of a seven-week run in support her debut album, Gilded, produced by Mike Ness, Social Distortion frontman. Jade and her band took a few minutes after their set for some portraits.
The incredible trio of electronic artists known as the Glitch Mob headlined Showbox SoDo on May 18th. From Los Angeles, the Glitch Mob is smartly self-produced on their own label, Glass Air Records; you can hear more evidence of their great sounds on new Glitch Mob album, See Without Eyes. That album awesomely features fellow Los Angeles artist Arama on “Take With Me You” and New Orleans singer Ambré Perkins on “How Do I Get To Invincible.” Very cool. I also think I spot the return of The Blade, a stage design the Glitch Mob introduced for their 2014 tour. Elohim, from Los Angeles, opened. We’ve been lucky to have Elohim here at least twice this year.
Lake Street Dive – Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), Mike Calabrese (drums) and Akie Bermiss (keyboards) – played a sold out show at Showbox at the Market. They’re on the road supporting their latest release, Free Yourself Up. Catch them back in Seattle in September, headlining at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. New York-based harpist Mikaela Davis opened.
Lake Street Dive