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...]

SXSW Recap: Day 3 Fires Things Up

Friday at SXSW started out with my favorite band, Frightened Rabbit, at Waterloo Records' day party. Having just seen them at the Showbox did not diminish the experience. Lead singer Scott Hutchison's stage banter was as cheeky as always.  After informing the audience that they'd be signing records … [Read more...]

Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles — Why You Should Buy New Album ‘Lines We Trace’

Seattle band Hey Marseilles is one of the most unique and beloved groups in the city, thanks to their graceful melodies and hypnotizing string arrangements. Although the band has been around for several years, they don't have a whole lotta material out. So, you can imagine my delight that they will … [Read more...]

The Naked and Famous Sure to Get Seattle Grooving

Undeniably, it’s the year of the international superstar. Between Australia’s Gotye, to Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men, to France’s M83, there’s no denying the musical chops that have infiltrated borders. But make room for New Zealand’s Naked and Famous on that list. With their kiwi brand of … [Read more...]

How Ani DiFranco Helped Me Get Over Myself

As a freshman at a women’s college in 2003, I fancied myself a neo-feminist, neo-liberal, neo-woman. I read articles about the dismal position of women in the world, and then quoted them, like an asshole, in conversations that had nothing to do with these articles. Naturally, the next step after … [Read more...]