Interview & Show Preview: Gomez @ the Showbox Market, Tues. 9/27

Gomez, an eminent and groovy band from Great Britain who continually defies classification, will be in Seattle tonight for a headlining show at the Showbox. I had the good fortune to see their two Seattle dates last year at the Crocodile, and both shows were supreme. The band has a new album out, Whatever’s On […]

Show Preview/CD Review: The Horrors @ Neumos 9/8

Since their formation in 2005, English band The Horrors have managed to emerge from an interesting chrysalis of garage-influenced fright rock into a fully-formed band with a true career of note. Newest release Skying finds The Horrors awash in dreamy, impassioned songwriting less anchored to their influences and more out to sea, creatively speaking, than […]

Interview & Show Preview: Piggy D. of Rob Zombie (Rob Zombie & Slayer Play WaMu Theater Sat. 8/6)

Bassist, singer and songwriter Piggy D. chatted with me earlier this year via telephone and was awesome enough to answer questions I had about his life and interests. Piggy D. plays bass in Rob Zombie and also has a really cool solo project, plus he’s working as one half of the band Black Foxx. He’s […]

Interview & Show Preview: fun. @ Showbox SoDo Friday, 6/24

fun., a super trio of former band members from The Format, Steel Train and Anathallo, began in 2008 as an inspiration from singer/songwriter Nate Ruess. Ruess moved from Arizona to New York, and contacted musicians Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost. They got to work on album one, Aim and Ignite, an immediately appealing and stirring […]

Interview & Show Preview: The Wombats @ the Crocodile, Sat. 6/4

Liverpool, England’s The Wombats [Dan Haggis – drums/vocals, Matthew Murphy – guitar/vocals/keys, Tord Øverland-Knudsen – bass, vocals] tore my little world apart and then fixed it all up again with their 2007 and 2008 releases, The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation and The Wombats EP. The songs were catchy, crafty […]