Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 2, Sat. 7/23

Capitol Hill Block Party‘s second day catches my eye as a day to spend mostly at Neumos. You’ll be just fine wherever else you end up, but check out who’s there. And ODESZA makes its presence known on the Hill with top billing at the Main Stage. Oh, and this might be a bit dorky […]

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Show Preview: Bumbershoot Day 1 w/ Lindsey Stirling, Motopony & More – Sat. 9/5

Seattle’s all kinds of stormy this week, until Friday, right before Bumbershoot. I’m not making this up – that is what those weather people are forecasting! For day one I ended up choosing shows mostly at the Starbucks and Rhapsody Stages, focussing a lot on several unique female artists, including Elle King and Kacey Musgraves. […]

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Photos: Leighton Meester @ Showbox at the Market

Former Gossip Girl actress-turned-songstress Leighton Meester, played at Showbox at the Market last week in support of her new debut album, Heartstrings, whose title track opened the show. Leighton was backed by the 5-member Check in the Dark that included Jeff Trott, who produced the album with her. “I love you Leighton” and “You’re beautiful” […]

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Show Preview: Duke Evers @ Barboza – Thursday, 9/25

Excellent Seattle duo Duke Evers celebrates the release of their debut EP, Handful of Pennies, tomorrow night at Barboza. I saw this band at Capitol Hill Block Party, and fell in love with their strong rock and roll sensibility. Singer/guitarist Josh Starkel and Drummer Kyle Veazey both have a strong stage presence matched with major […]

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Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Part 2 w/A$AP Ferg, Duke Evers & Alicia Amiri

Capitol Hill Block Party‘s first evening found me checking out A$AP Ferg, Duke Evers and Alicia Amiri. Hip Hop musician A$AP, from New York, had the large audience rapping along with him. The crowd was clearly full of fans, who really did know all the words of his work. It was fun to experience. After […]

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