Photos: Xiu Xiu & tUnE-yArDs

Xiu Xiu is one of those bands that polarize listeners – you either love them or you hate them.  I was thrilled to hear they were playing in the Pacific Northwest, while my husband chose to sit it out in the car.  They are a band whose antics I find fascinating – whether in the […]

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Show Review & Photos: Four Tet, Nathan Fake and Er Don @ Chop Suey

Kieran Hebden/Four Tet played to a sold-out crowd at Chop Suey Tuesday night, as part of his tour to promote his latest release, There Is Love In You. What better a way to stay out of the rain than to take in the expansive sounds of his folktronica beats, along with an enthusiastic crowd? Hebden […]

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Photos: The Cribs + Jemina Pearl @ Showbox at the Market

The Cribs and Jemina Pearl rocked the Showbox at the Market Saturday 30 January. The former Be Your Own Pet vocalist proved a rock-n-roll ball of energy as she danced around stage to hits ‘Heartbeats’, ‘I Hate People’, and ‘Undesirable’.  Pearl brings a lot of presence to the stage, but unfortunately I found that her […]

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Photos: Asobi Seksu + Anomie Belle at the Triple Door

Seattle artist Toby Campbell/Anomie Belle opened for Asobi Seksu Wednesday night, filling the expansive Triple Door with her lush and soulful sounds. Campbell played a number of tunes from her 2008 release Sleeping Patterns, as well as her upcoming album.  Her music incorporates her classical violin training with an intriguing electronic backdrop that is gathering […]

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Photos: Japandroids @ Chop Suey

Rising indie stars Japandroids played to an enthusiastic crowd at Seattle’s Chop Suey, Wednesday 2 December.  The duo were finishing up their US tour to promote their album Post-Nothing, which featured such songs as “Rockers East Vancouver”, and the aptly-named “The Boys are Leaving Town”. The gig started with a couple of technical difficulties, with […]

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