The Gilded Oldies and Booming Brass of Cataldo

Walking into Columbia City Theater Saturday night, I was tired. The good sort of tired, after a day of celebrating Record Store Day and brunching and dissecting purchases, but tired nonetheless. When you go to a show tired, I've found that it either lulls you to bed or leaves you wired. Cataldo's … [Read more...]

Falling Slowly, Then All at Once With Cataldo

Lately, I've been in a music slump. There's been so much greatness in our dear Emerald City and in 2014 as a whole, but I just haven't felt that sense of urgency to give my time to it. There is one exception to all of this: Cataldo's album Gilded Oldies. I found Cataldo a few years back and from the … [Read more...]

Susy Sun Releases her Wanderlust EP at the Columbia City Theater

On October 17th, Susy Sun took the stage with her band, the Passenger String Quartet and Vaudeville Etiquette at Columbia City Theater, introducing us to her sophomore EP Wanderlust.  The album release show was beautifully organized with each song presented in a different fashion. She had some songs … [Read more...]

Feed Me a Line With Susy Sun

I first heard of Susy Sun about 9 years ago when my younger cousin told me about this really talented girl that had been playing music with his band.  He used to send me clips of their recordings, and I often made requests to get me the sheet music for her creations (which he never did).  She was … [Read more...]

Lucius + Seattle = True Love

I had butterflies waiting for Lucius to take the stage Friday at Columbia City Theater. This is a band I’ve found myself playing on repeat for hours on end. Their EP fell into my hands at the end of summer, and ever since NPR put up the stream of their debut LP (out on Tuesday, October 15), my … [Read more...]

Dance It Out With Lucius Friday at Columbia City Theater

My name is Lindsey and I like to dance. And not just in the way Seattlites do where we cross our arms and sort of shuffle back around, and maybe allow our hips to wobble. I like to dance with reckless abandon, and I’m always excited when I find an artist whose music seems to encourage just that. … [Read more...]

Dusk with Dawn: Saturday Night at Columbia City Theater

I met singer-songwriter Dawn Mitschele about a year ago and immediately fell in love with her easy Southern California brand of writing and sweet voice. In January, I got to know her a little better when she and Kris Orlowski played at Doe Bay while I was vacationing with some friends at the Resort. … [Read more...]

Soaking Up Every Word: Lemolo Releases ‘The Kaleidoscope’

I think everybody was proud of them. Even the people who didn’t know them at all. Even the people who had never come to shows along with the fans who didn’t come to the difficult shows—the ones that were played to empty rooms. I think it took a few songs for proud strangers to adopt the beaming … [Read more...]

So, This is Happening… July Edition

So, it's July now. Well, almost (work with me here, folks). There is so much stuff happening, I wanted to give you all a head start on your summer planning. Long past are the summers when Seattle families would just up and vacate the city come July, so I've also included a few events that are … [Read more...]

This ‘r That: Get to Know Lemolo

Lemolo is hitting the stage at Columbia City Theater this weekend for their highly anticipated CD release shows. That's right, I said shows. The band sold out Friday night's show in less than 11 hours and immediately added a second date (Saturday), thus appeasing those who missed out on the first … [Read more...]