In Cahoots @ Barboza, Seattle
In Cahoots @ Barboza, Seattle
May 24, 2013 in MusicReviews

… songs such as “Secret Handshake” and “Sweet Tooth” showcase the band’s guitar-driven roots, but then they can totally change it up and (surprise!) even get kind of twangy for songs like “Carolina Throwaway.”

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Hey Marseilles @ Showbox
Hey Marseilles @ Showbox, Seattle
March 1, 2013 in MusicReviews

Hey Marseilles have come a long way since I first saw them play a breezy 2 o’clock opening set for Capitol Hill Block Party.

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The Hoot Hoots @ Tractor Travern, Seattle
Julia Massey(& the FFD), The Hoot Hoots, and The Great Um at the Tractor Tavern
January 24, 2013 in MusicReviews

On a soggy Thursday evening, my partner-in-crime and I made our way into Ballard’s Tractor Tavern for the perfect cure for our mildew blues: Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discounts, The Hoot Hoots, and the Great Um.

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Ozomatli @ Showbox, Seattle
Torn ACL’s & Ozomatli @ The Showbox, Seattle
August 2, 2012 in MusicReviews

Opening with a spirited La Gallina, off of Don’t Mess with the Dragon, from 2007, Ozomatli made it perfectly clear that they were taking no prisoners.

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New York Rifles @ 2 Bit Saloon
New York Rifles @ 2 Bit Saloon, Seattle
June 9, 2012 in MusicReviews

Though based out of Portland, their breed of garage punk summons images of desperate times in 1970’s New York City.

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Brite Lines @ Tractor Tavern
Pomerantz, Pocket Panda, and Brite Lines @ Tractor Tavern, Seattle
May 9, 2012 in MusicReviews

… the theme of the night – three bands on the verge of great things, busting at the seams with new music to share.

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Drew Grow and the Pastor's Wives
Drew Grow and The Pastor’s Wives Album Release
October 7, 2010 in MusicReviews

wild and crazy; the performers danced insanely, instruments broke frequently, and bizarre howling duets happened (more than once). For those of you who enjoy music that messes with your mind and toys with that bit of childlike anarchy still lingering in our souls.. I hope you were at the show.

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Big Sur @ Connor Byrne, Seattle
Big Sur @ Connor Byrne, Seattle
January 17, 2010 in MusicReviews

Self described as American Folk / Melodramatic Popular music, this Bellingham band, led by Jake Humming, accompanied by Steve Norman on Pedal Steele/Dobro and Trumpet, backed up by Mike Bergstrom on Bass and Derek Jackman on Drums, had no problem drifting into the ageless ballads of the West Coast folk tradition…

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