Interview & Show Preview: Natalia Kills @ Neumos, Sun. 11/21

British artist Natalia Kills will be in Seattle on Sunday, November 21st at Neumos. She’ll open for Robyn, and there’s so much great buzz about Kills that I decided I needed to check out her music. I am glad I did, as her songs are wonderfully tasty confections that embrace all aspects of human feeling. […]

Interview & Show Preview: AM Taxi @ the Gorge, Sat. 8/14

Chicago’s AM Taxi released their debut CD, We Don’t Stand A Chance this year. It’s been such a great year for new CDs and I have definitely added this one to my list of top CDs of 2010 (another one, Hey Champ’s Star, comes from Chicago as well). AM Taxi is unaffected rock and you […]

Show Preview: Squeeze @ Showbox Market, Tues. 8/3

Squeeze is here on Tuesday night – that’s August 3rd, and they’ll play a headlining show at Showbox Market. The British band released one of my favorite songs ever, “Cool for Cats” on 1979’s Cool for Cats. Their influence is heard in so many bands and they still have such a distinctive and groundbreaking sound. […]

Interview & Show Preview: Hey Champ @ CHBP, Sun. 7/25

Hey Champ returns to Seattle this Sunday, July 25th for the Capitol Hill Block Party. The band released their debut LP, Star, just this month and it is now one of my favorites of the year. It’s danceable, joyous pop with a broad appeal and not one bad track. I talked with the Chicago band’s […]

Interview & Show Preview: Adam Lambert @ Showbox SoDo, Tues. 7/20

When Adam Lambert became majorly famous after appearing on American Idol, it may have seemed that it was one of those overnight success stories. In fact, Lambert had acted in musical theater since he was ten years old. His strong work ethic paid off and his versatile talent is displayed on his 2009 debut, For […]