Show Review & Photos: Band of Skulls @ the Showbox

Show Review & Photos: Band of Skulls @ the Showbox, 9/18/16 by Dagmar One of England’s very best groups, Southampton’s Band of Skulls, pounded out blues rock on September 18th in Seattle. At times very hard rocking, at other times seductively smooth, the trio played songs from all four Band of Skulls albums, including this […]

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Music: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Crystallise”

Artist: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Song: “Crystallise” Why You Want to Listen: A lovely song off British singer-songwriter Ellis-Bextor’s sixth album, Familia, “Crystallise” finds her again working with Ed Harcourt. In fact, Harcourt co-wrote and produced Familia and Ellis-Bextor’s album right before, Wanderlust. Great combination! Sophie Ellis-Bextor – photo by Sophie Muller

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Show Preview: Bloc Party @ the Neptune, Sat. 9/17

I’ve been a Bloc Party fan ever since I heard their 2005 debut, Silent Alarm. Understand why if you see them tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th, at the Neptune. I can remember catching their very first show here, at Neumos, quite some time ago (2007 perhaps?). While waiting for doors to open, I waited in a […]

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Show Preview: Gringo Star @ the Vera Project, Fri. 9/16

All ages venue the Vera Project has Atlanta, Georgia rock band Gringo Star on its stage this Friday, September 16th. Let me get this out of the way first: There’s no reason on earth why you haven’t acquainted yourself with their latest album, the excellent The Sides And In Between (Gringo Star album four). Not […]

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Photos: AlunaGeorge @ the Neptune

On August 3rd, British duo AlunaGeorge headlined the Neptune in Seattle’s University District. AlunaGeorge, whose name comes from singer-songwriter Aluna Francis and producer George Reid, reached worldwide note with one of the most prominent songs of the last several years, “You Know You Like It.” Its lyrics, including If you wanna train me, like an […]

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