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 that . . . they’re just super. High Dive gets bonus points too for serving really good margaritas.


Robbie Hart of the Royal Bear @ the Comet – photo by Dagmar

They’re joined by ex-Pleasureboaters The Beats, Man.

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Photos: USE at the Crocodile

Seattle photographer Julie Harmsen got some really wicked shots of USE last night at the Crocodile that I had to post immediately. We’ll see more of her work on here very soon! The show looks like a wild and techno prom.



You can see more photos of USE on Julie’s flickr page.

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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

Conor

Kyle
Here is a Full New Faces Gallery and check out some shots in our brand new flickr group pool. And join us – send in your music photos.

Tonight OK Go plays at Chop Suey. This show was announced in December and I have been looking forward to it. I last saw them at KeyArena as an opening band and took photos of them when they played Neumos some time ago.

OK Go – Invincible

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Photos: What What Now @ High Dive

Even if I catch whatever horrible illness What What Now’s singer/guitarist Brittian has, it will have been completely worth it as theirs was my favorite set last night at the High Dive. His voice was wonderfully hoarse and his band’s energy kicked off a great night. I’ve seen What What Now twice and am kind of in denial about how good they are. Bravo/Brava, What What Now!

More photos from the rest of the night are forthcoming – speaking of… join our new flickr pool, won’t you?

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive

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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. What What Now @ Blue Moon

I’ve heard great things about the other three: High Divide, History For Sale (CD release tonight) and The Endeavors (video premiere tonight). Can’t wait! 

Friday night will take me to The (amazing and fancy new) Crocodile for The Builders & The Butchers

The Builders & The Butchers @ Capitol Hill Bock Party 2008

and Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground.

Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground @ Sasquatch 2008

Saturday’s Blue Moon show should put me over the top – I have a feeling the mother of all show-hangovers will keep me close to home and happily recovering on Sunday. Check out this lineup:
A Post-Grunge Compilation Showcase starring:
Hearseburner
The Greenriver Thrillers
Dead Scene Celebrity

I hope to see you out there!

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