Iska Dhaaf, ‘Even the Sun Will Burn’ (Brick Lane) Seattle, like every city, is full of bands that, for whatever reason, can’t parlay local buzz into something greater. For every Macklemore, there are myriad Mad Rads and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Bands. This Tuesday, those two groups’ core members — singer-guitarist Nathan Quiroga and drummer Benjamin Verdoes,…More
At its annual awards ceremony Monday, held at the Royal Room, Earshot Jazz announced the winners of the Golden Ear awards, for achievement on the local jazz scene in 2013. The winners were: Recording of the Year: Eugenie Jones, “Black Lace Blue Tears” Acoustic Jazz Ensemble: Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble Alternative Jazz Group: The Westerlies Jazz Instrumentalist of…More
Grammy-nominated singer Lana Del Rey will play WaMu Theater on May 27. Tickets, which cost $46, will be available on Friday, March 14 via Ticketmaster.More
Tickets for June shows at the Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2014 Summer Concert Series will be available at 10 a.m. on March 15. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or in person at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Shop (10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily).
June lineup below:
Named after a Minneapolis street dotted with dive bars, this ridiculously infectious boy-girl-boy-girl quartet toiled in obscurity for nearly a decade before pulling in more than a million views of its minimalist YouTube cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” A Manhattan show spun off from the Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” earned…More
OK, so it’s raining. Again. But have you noticed there’s been a typhoon of good jazz this winter, too? Jazz Alley rarely books musicians who live and work here, so it’s a rare honor for tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz to play there Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11-12. But Schwartz, who moved from the San Francisco Bay…More
It’s been almost a decade after Tallahassee’s T-Pain left behind his rap career with the group Nappy Headz and released his first solo album Rappa Ternt Sanga, but the same Auto-Tune vocal effects he pioneered — and were inspired by the vocoder leads of ‘80s/’90s R & B originators Roger Troutman and Teddy Riley — are a staple of not only the music industry, but many aspects of American pop culture in 2014.More
With fuzzed-out bombast, Detroit electropop outfit Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. cruised through a tight set at Neumos Wednesday night.
If the smell of Washington’s newest legal vice wafting in the air wasn’t enough to set a party atmosphere, the funky, self-assured “Hiding,” from 2013′s “The Speed of Things,” did the trick. The band wisely chose to eschew the subtlety of its recordings for in-your-face bass meant to get people’s bodies moving.More
For many music fans, New Jersey is synonymous with larger-than-life rockstar personalities, from Jon Bon Jovi to The Misfits’ Glenn Danzig and, naturally, Bruce Springsteen.
Yet the Garden State has an equally storied history of understated, songwriting-forward guitar pop. Like its forebears The Feelies in the 1980s and Yo La Tengo later on, Real Estate’s easygoing, wide-eyed sound pays no mind to surrounding trends. “Atlas,” released this past Tuesday, is the third LP from the quintet, which plays Neumos Thursday.More
Seattle-based guitarist Bill Frisell was among the headliners announced Wednesday by the Bellevue Jazz Festival, which takes place May 28-June 1. Others artists featured in the four-day bash include Poncho Sanchez; the East-West Trumpet Summit, with Ray Vega, Thomas Marriott and pianist George Colligan; and salsa specialistas Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao. Complete festival information and ticket…More