News: Back Beat Seattle Appearance on Hollow Earth Radio

On Tuesday morning Back Beat Seattle (that is, part of Back Beat Seattle – I and Holly Cartwright) appeared on Hollow Earth Radio‘s The Shit Show with Jaybo. We’d been asked to go on and discuss local music and Bumbershoot, and I brought in songs I’d selected from local artists such as Clutch Douglass, Danny […]

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Photos: Aruvius Thud @ Rat and Raven

The unique and astounding Aruvius Thud played the first Back Beat Seattle show we’ve put on at Rat and Raven. Since this show the band has added cello, violin and drums – drums allow bassist Ryan Bak to focus on bass, and I think cello and violin will add quite the lovely dimension. All this […]

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Show Preview: Dead Ship Sailing, The West, The Magic Mirrors, Aruvius Thud & DJs Doc Blammer and Jenny George @ Rat and Raven, Fri. April 6th

I am more than just a little pleased to promote the next Back Beat Seattle show, which will be at Rat and Raven this Friday, April 6th. The night has got so much greatness in store for you with Dead Ship Sailing, The West, The Magic Mirrors, Aruvius Thud and DJs Doc Blammer and Jenny […]

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Show Previews: Hobosexual, The Absolute Monarchs & Hopscotch Boys @ the Comet Sat. 9/17; Aruvius Thud @ the Hideout, Sun. 9/18

Well holy hell, the Comet has a splendid lineup for tonight – that’s Saturday September 17th for those who are confused – with Hobosexual, The Absolute Monarchs, Hopscotch Boys and Shit Machine. I urge you to check out this show. It’s only $7 and it will rule. You cannot go wrong – just go and […]

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Show Review & Photos: Aruvius Thud @ the Rendezvous

Seattle’s Aruvius Thud played the Rendezvous on Wednesday evening, June 29th. The trio – Jeff Brown (guitar/vocals), Ryan Bak (bass/vocals) and Ben Sklarfowler (vocals/harp/bouzouki) – plays a striking and timeless music featuring an owl (the beautiful “Trapezoid”), inspiration from the novel/film Dune (the equally sensational “Spice Melange,” with stirringly elegant vocals), and the superb “In […]

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