Show Review & Photos: Kurt Vile & the Violators with EMA @ Sonic Boom Records & the Sunset Tavern

Forget jellybeans and chocolate bunnies – the best Easter treat in Seattle was found in Ballard on Sunday April 24th as Kurt Vile played two concerts that showed off the range of his substantial musical talents. The lanky Philadelphian with the voluminous long hair easily sold out the Sunset Tavern with his band, the Violators, […]

Show Review & Photos: The Joy Formidable & The Lonely Forest @ The Crocodile

Tuesday nights, in general, are tough nights to get a crowd into a venue to see some live music. After all, most people have work or school on Wednesday morning, and Tuesday just isn’t close enough to Friday to call in sick. So when you have a couple of up-and-coming bands from fairly obscure places […]

Photos & Review: John Hammond & Mia Vermillion @ Jazz Alley

Blues guitarist John Hammond will have been on the road for an incredible fifty years as of 2012, and last night he brought his rich voice and authentic style to Seattle’s Jazz Alley, recalling the gritty Deep South sounds of Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters. Hammond’s quiet, easy, and personable stage patter contrasted […]

Show Review & Photos: Bellydance Superstars Presents Bombay Bellywood @ the Market

Seattle’s Showbox at the Market had a distinctly Far Eastern flavor last night as dance troupe Bellydance Superstars brought their latest stage production, “Bombay Bellywood,” to an entranced crowd of admirers. Bellydancing has been steadily gaining in popularity for the last decade or so as both art and exercise, celebrated as sensual, sexy, and accepting […]

Show Review & Photos: WAR @ Jazz Alley

Imagine the best block party you could ever attend – fun and friendly, people hauling out their smokin’ dance moves, smiling, singing along to one of the hottest Latin-rockin’-funkin’ bands ever. That was the celebratory atmosphere as legendary group WAR began a four-night run at Seattle’s Jazz Alley. A very diverse crowd of all races […]