Living Non-Fiction: Tai Shan tells her story

"I saw the house burning and it was such a wake-up call," Tai Shan recounts as we sit peacefully in Wallingford's Fuel Coffee. Tai was just 15 years old when she returned to her childhood home to find it burning to the ground, all because of a normal stick of incense and a rogue ember. Luckily no … [Read more...]

Fitz and the Tantrums Lit Up Showbox Sodo

Fitz and the Tantrums may just put on the most electric show in existence.  I'm not talking electric in the literal sense, although they have integrated a wicked awesome light show into their set. I'm talking in the metaphorical "sparks and fireworks" sense. When they take the stage, it's a … [Read more...]

Aaron Zig Releases New Album: The Medicine’s Kicking In

It's an exciting moment when you press the play button on a new record and are met with a jolt of energy and liveliness, turning a simple collection of songs into a new favorite companion. This is what you might feel when you meet Aaron Zig's new album The Medicine's Kicking In. It's part throwback … [Read more...]

Barsuk’s Anniversary Closing Show, an Unforgettable Lineup

Sunday night marked the final evening of Barsuk Record's 15th Anniversary celebration after a weekend of performances from highly-regarded signees such as Phantogram, Ra Ra Riot, and Nada Surf. The finale show was no exception, boasting a lineup of Laura Gibson, Rocky Votolato, Jesse Sykes and the … [Read more...]

Unforgettable Evening with TMBG (and Their Puppets)

They Might Be Giants put on a stellar show at Showbox Sodo last Thursday, fitting a seemingly impossible amount of hit songs from their 30-year-spanning catalog into one evening of unmatchable energy. Old and new songs alike were greeted with ample enthusiasm, while breaks were filled with witty … [Read more...]

TMBG at Showbox Sodo Tonight: They Might Be Awesome

Tonight, the ever-versatile alternative band They Might Be Giants (TMBG) will be taking over Showbox Sodo with their infectious (and often educational) tunes.  The band has an expansive library across 30 years and 16 studio albums. Their most recent album, Nanobots, revisits their quirky and unique … [Read more...]

Bradford Loomis Ventures “Into the Great Unknown”

If I had been told a month ago that an important part of my summer soundtrack would be a collection of gospel-infused Americana tunes, I probably would have reacted in a fashion that portrayed disbelief and possibly confusion. However, here I am, absolutely enthralled with an album that is just … [Read more...]

Andrew McMahon Still Brings Out the Fans

Andrew McMahon played to an enthusiastic crowd last Tuesday at the Showbox, singing songs from both of his former bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate, as well as a few new ones that will be released on his new project The Pop Underground EP April 30th. The night began with the smooth … [Read more...]

Life After Labels: Andrew McMahon Headlines the Showbox

If you’ve ever woken up in a car, kissed a drunk girl or just needed a holiday from reality, Andrew McMahon has a song that’s got you covered. The recently independent artist is stepping away from his former bands and record labels and playing under a new moniker: his own name. Although it may not … [Read more...]

Ivan & Alyosha’s “All the Times We Had” at the Showbox

This Saturday, Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha will be releasing their first full-length album "All the Times We Had" at a very special show at Showbox at the Market.  Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights, and the Passenger String Quartet round out the stellar lineup on this night of celebration.  Ivan … [Read more...]