Shows for Tonight and Friday

Tonight the High Dive is having quite the quadruple bill:


I wish I had a larger version of this poster – it’s Man Party, The Beats,Man, The Royal Bear and The Toy Soldiers.
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The Holy Mountain too has a mega bill for Friday of lovely proportions:

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Blush Photo Show & Concert

Kristen Truax of Blush Photo opens her photography exhibit on Thursday, April 2nd. Kristen’s a versatile and talented photographer whose work I admire greatly. Seattle is very lucky to have her.

See Me River will perform and even those of you under 21 can go!

@ Gibson Guitar Showroom in Seattle
(Pioneer Square)
159 S Jackson Street, Suite 330
Seattle, 98104
6-10 pm
FREE

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Bumbershoot 2009 Lineup

Bumbershoot announced some of the acts scheduled to appear at 2009’s festivities:

Sheryl Crow / Modest Mouse / Katy Perry / Michael Franti & Spearhead / De La Soul / Raphael Saadiq / Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan / The Long Winters / Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang / World Party / MSTRKRFT / Roy Ayers / Common Market / UH HUH HER / Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women / Eric Hutchinson / No Age / Matt & Kim / Dead Confederate / The Cave Singers / Swollen Members / Vieux Farka Touré / Lenka / Gang Gang Dance / Todd Snider / Holy F**k / DJ Spooky / Iglu & Hartly / Low vs Diamond / Sera Cahoone / Eleni Mandell / Carrie Rodriguez / The Honey Brothers / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Extra Golden / Cordero / Forgive Durden / Hey Marseilles / Adrian Xavier, and much, much more to be announced.

Hell yes, Iglu & Hartly!!! This band is one of my very favorites and I am so happy to see them get this exposure. I interviewed one of their singers, Jarvis Anderson recently for the Stranger and took photos at their Chop Suey show. Love this band.

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show preview: the ironclads cd release @ holy mountain

I’ve seen all the bands in this Friday’s lineup at Holy Mountain and am confidently calling it ahead of time one of the best shows of the year. Not so far this year – all year. The Ironclads will be joined by The Whore-Hands (The Whore Moans+The Hands=magnificence), The Quiet Ones, and What What Now. Be there!

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the ironclads

 

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the ironclads

 

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the whore moans

 

the hands

the hands

 

what what now

what what now

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photos: The Endeavors @ High Dive

The Endeavors played a great set last Thursday at High Dive. Impossible-to-ignore frontwoman Stasia Blue takes (to my ear) vocal risks that work only because she’s fully talented enough to pull them off. I love that she knows her limits and pushes right up against them. Onstage, she’s sexy and confident and her sense of humor shines through. Her band is equally talented, including standout bass player Alberto Vega.

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Yes,  Stasia is singing to a stuffed squirrel (named Charlie, I believe) – you can meet him at their CD release show  – see you there? More photos are here and in our flickr pool.

Oh! Check out the wonderful video  for “Forest”, which premiered at the High Dive show.

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