Get your copy of The Redwood Plan’s new EP tonight

The Redwood Plan is an energetic, terrific live band, and fortunately their recorded music manages to convey most of what makes them so special. Their brand-new EP Movers Shakers Makers has been on continual play since I picked it up at their show last week.

Get your copy tonight for $5 (or order it here) – The Redwood Plan headlines our showcase at the Blue Moon.

My favorite tracks are “Tension in the Seconds” and the very sexy title track, which has an ending that is guaranteed to make you smile. “A Side” is also excellent – addictive, as is “Swing”. The Redwood plan has hit their stride and I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next.



Show preview: Head Like a Kite/Dyme Def/Mad Rad tonight (but come to our show instead)

Head Like a Kite headlines a super lineup at The Crocodile tonight, and I’d be there if it was any other night. All three bands are terrific live, and this promises to be a great show.





Show Review & Photos: the Warlocks & Gliss @ Chop Suey

I finally saw the Warlocks! Something always seems to happens so that I miss them. I caught part of a show of theirs once when they opened for the Raveonettes probably 6 years ago – I know it’s been a long time. So finally seeing them last night was a very good experience. They have a dark and emotional pull to their songs and the way they play their instruments. Red Camera was fantastic. The band was joined by the Morning After Girls (whose set I reviewed earlier) and Gliss, a trio from Los Angeles. These bands all made sense to play on the same bill. This does not always happen. I liked the way Gliss traded off instruments, allowing different strengths to come through when one would play bass and alternate between guitar and drums. Love Songs and Lovers in the Bathroom were my favorites.

The Warlocks


All photos by Dagmar

Gallery of the Warlocks @ Chop Suey
Gallery of Gliss @ Chop Suey

The Warlocks, Red Camera

Gliss, Gimme the Hit


Photos: Wild Light @ Chop Suey

I am sure I must not be the only one saying it but these Wild Light guys should be huge hits. Mega huge. Mega. They’ve got massive success potential written all over them and their songs. Does this mean I like them? In this case, yes it certainly does. Highlights? California on My Mind, New Hampshire, Call Home and damnit, that My Father Was a Horse song . . . all so good. I saw them open for stellastarr* last week and took some photos:

More photos of Wild Light @ Chop Suey


Photo Show Preview: Kelly O & Boys, Saturday August 15th

Kelly O of the Stranger exhibits portraits of BOYS from her collection at Gossamer Collective, August 15th-September 17th!
Hot Dogs + Libations!
And I hear that the hot dogs may be passed out by someone in a rooster costume . . .

A Photography Exhibit
Gossamer Collective
1406 18th Avenue at Union
Seattle Washington 98122

Opens Saturday August 15th, 7-10 pm
Runs Through Friday September 17th