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Live Review: Hamilton Leithauser and Courtney Marie Andrews at the Neptune Theatre 10/21

Five songs into Hamilton Leithauser’s headlining set at the Neptune Theatre last week, a man got down on one knee and proposed to his sweetheart. The news didn’t reach the stage until after the former frontman for The Walkmen howled the last refrain of “A 1000 Times,” from his latest studio LP, I...


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Live Review: Taylor McFerrin, SassyBlack, and Noel Brass, Jr. at Nectar 11/11

Even with the most voracious of music fans, there's still likely a certain feel or sound that comes to mind when you see the word "jazz." Maybe it's the swing of the music or that magical feeling of seventh chords walking down a piano. For others, it might be the drone of smooth jazz or the cooln...


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Live Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at the Moore Theatre 10/21

Categorization systems are important for us as humans. It's how we make sense of this sometimes nonsensical world we live in. Which is why as soon as radio delivered us a bevy of different styles of music, we immediately had to put everyone into categories, starting with the basics: jazz, rock, c...


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Live Review: Broken Social Scene at the Neptune Theatre 10/23

Broken Social Scene’s second night at the Neptune Theatre last Monday was an absolute lovefest. The Canadian indie rock vets rocked, grooved, and, later, hugged it with a sold-out crowd during their celebratory two-hour set. Beginning the night with the driving, post-rock blast of “KC Accidental,...


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Little Big Show Local Music Live Reviews

Live Review: Little Big Show #19 with Perfume Genius and Briana Marela 10/21

It’s not every night that you get to enjoy the sounds of two beautiful, local artists and donate to a good cause simultaneously. KEXP’s 19th Little Big Show at the Neptune Theatre was one such exception. The show, whose proceeds benefited Lambert House, a community center in Seattle for LGBTQ you...


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Live Review: Arcade Fire / Phantogram at KeyArena 10/15

Like a kind of watershed moment, there are live show experiences before seeing Arcade Fire and live show experiences after seeing Arcade Fire. They're really a gauge for everything now. A religious experience whether you’re religious or not. A spiritual “Wake Up” call. A concerted church. An eide...


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Live Review: The War on Drugs with Phoebe Bridgers at the Moore Theatre 10/9

Last Monday, at the first of two sold-out shows at The Moore, Philly's The War on Drugs delivered nothing short of a visually and viscerally stunning display of dream rock dopeness with their cascading waterfall of sound. It's like multiple shots of Nixon-defying dope coursing through your veins ...


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Live Review: Modest Mouse/Built to Spill at the Washington State Fair 9/21

As a born and bred Northwesterner, seeing a dual lineup of my teenage (and adult) favorites Modest Mouse and Built To Spill play at the fair I went to every single year from the time I was a child until I was a pre-teen, the Puyallup Fair (I'm sorry, but it will never be the Washington State Fair...


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