Interview & Show Preview: The Chapin Sisters @ the Vera Project, Sat. 12/4

The Chapin Sisters are a Los Angeles-based duo of sisters Abigail and Lily Chapin. The band was formerly a trio, including their sister Jessica Craven, who has taken some time away from performing music for motherhood. The CD Two is their latest release, which came out in 2010 on their label Lake Bottom Records, and […]

Show Preview: Two Door Cinema Club & Funeral Party @ Neumos, Sat. 11/6

Back in May of this year I saw Two Door Cinema Club play a show at Nectar in Fremont. I write that and it sounds so usual, yet I assure you there was nothing usual about it. The Northern Irish band blew my music mind. They got on that stage and proceeded to play a […]

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. […]