Barsuk 15: Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Mates of State, The Prom

It was a night I’ll never forget. And I’m not just saying that because I think Nada Surf is the greatest thing since baby carrots. Or because Barsuk is arguably the coolest record label since, well, ever. It was the sum of all parts—the perfectly crafted line-up, the mix of nostalgic and timeless … [Read more...]

Prombershoot Lineup with Allen Stone

The last two nights at The Crocodile have been full of funk and surprises. Katrina and I headed out to Prombershoot (the prom-themed Bumbershoot announcement lineup party) Thursday with little to no idea what to expect. The thought of Prom to a 30-something like myself brings about annoyance, … [Read more...]

Mates of State Double Header at the Tractor

Mates of State (MOS) started off their Ballard-based double header with a bang. It may not have been packed to the rafters, but for a Thursday night and the first of two shows at the same venue... there were plenty of fans to be found shimmying the night away to the fun, upbeat tunes. The opener … [Read more...]