Recommended by a friend by my old friend, John Nelson, The Fratellis put on an incredible performance at the Showbox. supported by the very good English duo, Blood Red Shoes. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the Fratellis just released their 5th album, In Your Own Sweet Time. It has been reported that In Your Own Sweet Time is their best album to date. I wouldn’t doubt that, and I will be looking for more from the Fratellis in the near future.
Nigerian-English Jacob Banks (that’s Mr. Jacobs, to us), is a soul singer. He came to Seattle to charm, and check him out, he does that easily. A man who said, about himself, in GQ, can be found on a Friday night, “in my house with my two cats, ordering takeaway and battering someone’s son on Fifa online.” That’s very cool and fun, and we also want to find him live. So, here we have him performing in his Seattle ’17 date!
For day two of its inaugural event, Upstream 2017 brought out another variety-filled lineup, including Dinosaur Jr., Sundries, J GRGRY, Helms Alee, Gazebos and the Soft Offs. Punk, hard rock and pop got attention from photographer Monica Martinez – all in one day. Congratulations to Upstream, and thank you for letting us cover your debut!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s Ruban Nielson – photo by Neil Krug
Unknown Mortal Mortal Orchestra, led by Ruban Nielson will be here on Monday, May 7th to headline the Moore! The New Zealand trio are hot on the release of their fourth album, Sex & Food (great title), which was recorded internationally. That’s awesome, too, and “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays,” the second release off the album, definitely reflects the world right now. Unknown Mortal Orchestra knows how to combine excellently disco with rock, and some psychedelia, and it’s all great stuff. They’ll have the Scottish producer Makeness open – don’t miss him as well.