Show Preview & Interview: Night Moves @ the Neptune, Fri. 4/5

Night Moves, a trio from Minneapolis, released a groovy album on Domino Records called Colored Emotions this year. The album, utilizing keys, guitar and the beautiful voice of singer/guitarist John Pelant, captures a pure rock sound. I’d call it gentle rock, a rock that’s been missing from music. I’d like to take a road trip […]

Show Preview & Interview: Citizens! @ Neumos, Mon. 3/25

“I am not afraid of losing my mind, as long as it happens a day at a time,” announce Citizens! in their song, “Reptile,” a track off their smashing 2012 debut, Here We Are. Their music is all about melody; you can get involved in their songs in a completely unsterile and intimate way. As […]

Photos: Sound Off! 2013 Semifinals #2 @ EMP

Puyallup, Washington’s SHEBEAR beat the competition in Sound Off! 2013‘s Semifinals #2, which were held at EMP on February 16th. The only definite band they’ll face in the finals is Semifinals #1 winner, the Fame Riot; Dave B. and Maiah Manser secured wild card spots. Tomorrow, February 23rd Semifinals #3 goes down at EMP at […]

Photos: Experience the Beatles with Rain @ the Edgewater Inn

Experience the Beatles with Rain, the Beatles tribute band, held a press conference and performed a couple Beatles tunes on Thursday afternoon. In 1964 the Beatles performed two shows on August 21st at Seattle’s Coliseum – but they also talked with the press. The Beatles famously stayed at the Edgewater Inn, fished out their room’s […]

Interview & Show Preview: Future of The Left @ Neumos, Sun. 11/11

“Manchasm” was the song that introduced me to Future of The Left. The song, and others such as “The Hope That House Built,” “Real Men Hunt In Packs” and “adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood” off their 2007 debut Curses!, made me ask, where have you, you beautiful dirty steep music, been all my life? The answer was in Wales, […]