Show Preview: Django Django @ the Showbox, Tues. 10/20

When Django Django visited Seattle for the first time in 2013, their show had true heat. Fans, and I’m including myself as one, were really happy to see the British quartet. The band had released an excellent and timeless self-titled album, one that triumphed with beautiful harmonies, and they stirred up that sold-out audience into […]

Show Preview: Modern Sky Festival @ the Mural Ampitheatre, Sun. 10/11

Modern Sky Festival, a music festival begun in Beijing, China, comes to Seattle this Sunday. Just last year the event came to the States with a production in New York, and now it’s expanding! This year’s lineup, including Gang of Four, Black Lips and Ariel Pink (um, this is definitely intriguing), also brings Chinese bands […]

Show Preview: Hinds & Public Access T.V. @ the Vera Project, Sun. 10/11

Madrid, Spain’s Hinds visit Seattle with an appearance at the Vera Project set for Sunday, October 11th. They’ll draw curiosity initially for being an all-female band from Spain (how many of those can you name?), but then attention will move to the fact Hinds is not some curiosity, but a really cool group. Their music, […]

Show Preview: El Ten Eleven @ Neumos, Thursday 10/8

Californian duo El Ten Eleven (Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty) headline Neumos tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th. There’s always this talk or that talk about a band creating musical landscapes, or dreamscapes, or whatever, with their music, and though I hate to wobble into that cliche, these guys really do just that. For some reason I’m […]