Interview: Two Door Cinema Club’s Sam Halliday

Last year Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club played two shows in Seattle. The first show was in May at Nectar Lounge as part of a sold out KNDD 107.7 the End event, and the second show was another headlining show at Neumos in November. Enthusiasm for the band was high at their Seattle debut, […]

Show Previews: Lords of Acid @ Studio Seven, Sun. 3/6; New Politics @ El Corazon, Mon. 3/7

Lords of Acid are in Seattle tomorrow night – that’s Sunday, March 6th – at Studio Seven. Their show last year was exquisite and I would expect nothing less, and probably more from Sunday’s show. I am told the band is playing two brand new songs from the Lords of Acid album currently in production […]

Show Preview/CD Review: DeVotchKa Brings 100 Lovers to the Paramount, Sat. 3/5

If DeVotchKa did not exist, the world of music would be a much paler, less interesting place. It’s comforting to know that from time to time – most recently every three or four years – Nick Urata and his multi-instrumentalist friends and bandmates will put something new out there, something that’s been quietly aging like […]

Interview & Show Preview: The Bellydance Superstars Presents Bombay Bellywood @ the Showbox Market, Sat. 2/12

The Bellydance Superstars are coming to Seattle on Saturday, February 12th. The dance troupe, which began in 2002, will perform as part of their latest show, Bombay Bellywood. The show includes classical Indian dance, Bollywood themes, and of course bellydancing! On tour with the troupe is dancer Petite Jamila, whom I spoke with last weekend, […]

News & Photos: 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival Lineup Announced @ Showbox Market

The lineup for 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival was announced last night at the Showbox Market. Big headliners for this year include Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, and Robyn. Other bands I’d particularly look forward to are Chromeo, […]