As you’ve probably noticed, Seattle Music & Blog has been tapering off in its coverage of the music you love. Though music and art will always be our passion, the SMB staff have for the time being decided to go on hiatus while we focus on other endeavors. In such a vibrant creative community like the Pacific Northwest, I’m sure you will have little trouble finding other outlets to keep you up to speed on the latest happenings, but we would like to thank you, our audience, friends and family for all your support over the years
EXP is teaming up with NPR Music for a live broadcast from the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. We are broadcasting live from the main stage and featuring performances from all four stages throughout the weekend.
Also stay tuned for SMB coverage of the northwest’s best festival!
SATURDAY, MAY 27th
12:00 PM Foo Fighters
12:20 PM Death From Above 1979
1:00 PM The Radio Dept.
2:00 PM The Head and The Heart
2:55 PM Bob Mould
3:40 PM Mariachi… Read on
So SMB first posted about Yellow Ostrich quite some time ago and their catchy song Whale has been in our playlist ever since. After several iterations it seems the boys have finally nailed this one into a killer live performance too that they shared at KEXP while they were in town last March. Head over here for the full article and check the video below!
It just came down the wire that a track from Washed Out’s forthcoming full length is now available on label Sub Pop’s site! Head over here for the download and be sure to check him out at Sasquatch in the Banana Shack 5/28!
SMB first covered The Pack Mules a while back when they played as a two piece at the Alki Tavern. Not only did the show benefit a great cause, but the sheer energy that came out of two pairs of hands and enough PBR pitchers to fill each one duly impressed.
Melbourne band Cut Copy stops in Seattle next Tuesday 4/12 in support of their latest release Zonoscope. The record follows their 2008 release In Ghost Colours which made SMB’s as well as several other album of the decade lists.
Zonoscope is Cut Copy boiled down to their purest form, a suite of futuristic visions built upon primal rhythm tracks. It is at once their most immediate work to date but also their most sonically exquisite. “Take Me Over” perfectly encapsulates… Read on
The Sasquatch lineup has been announced! During last night’s official launch party at the Showbox Market, performances by Das Racist, Mad Rad and The Thermals were followed by the official announcement of what bands will be playing when, and once again organizer Adam Zacks and his crew have outdone themselves.
The Most Entertaining Cover in a Long Time. Cover of Cee Lo’s hit
Wednesday night, Little Dragon returns to grace Nectar Lounge for the third time since releasing their sophomore album, Machine Dreams. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano recently appeared on several tracks off the Gorilla’s latest release Plastic Beach which highlighted her soulful pop appeal.
Their last show was incredibly energetic so if you want to start your weekend off right, grab your tickets here and get ready to dance!
Welcome to 2011! After an extended hiatus SMB is returning with all the fresh music and media you know you love (miss us?). Our staff got together at the Crocodile Cafe last night to ring in the new year as Fresh Espresso laid down their regular illest. For a special treat, they dropped some new music (did anyone get a track name?), and it sounds phenomenal. Their new album comes out in 2011 so here’s looking forward to that and… Read on
This morning’s tweets! The tweets marked with an asterisk (*) are tweets I tweeted:
*notmarcocollins: Isabella Rosseliini is genius. Czech out her latest installment of “Green Porno” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-zJ1hGm-F8
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/notmarcocollins/statuses/12479135154704385
*stgpresents: Approximate set times for tonight at The Paramount: Doors at 6:30, Fitz & The Tantrums at 7:30, Michael Franti & Spearhead at 8:45pm. Woot!
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/stgpresents/statuses/12578351394848768
*HipHopDX: Gorillaz Debating Continuing The Band After This Year http://bit.ly/e7BUbi
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/HipHopDX/statuses/12587247391997953
jagjaguwar: Small Black’s “New Chain” named as one… Read on
These are the tweets I ran across this afternoon. The tweets marked with a red asterisk (*) are tweets I tweeted:
*knitpurl: I’ve entered to win an iPad signed by @ConanOBrien! Benefits @drdrew charity @Hillsides. Enter here: http://tweethouseipad.com #teamcoco.
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/knitpurl/statuses/12261280047964160
*thecrocodile: Less than 30 tickets remain for Thursday night’s show with STORNOWAY and THE HEAD & THE HEART. Buy ‘em while you can: http://bit.ly/hB9JX3
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/thecrocodile/statuses/12296514017697794
*captainblacks: RT @thecrocodile: Our own @eliranderson is playing 45s tonight with @kurtbreighley… Read on
Here are my morning finds perusing the Twitterati. I changed the format up a bit to be easier to read. The tweets marked with a red asterisk (*) are tweets I tweeted:
TheMusicSlut: The Dead Trees Want to go ‘Back to LA’ http://bit.ly/hYOkmX
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/TheMusicSlut/statuses/12172088064344064
*ElizKathryn: WOOO HOOOO!!! RT @SEAtweetdrive: 186 RSVP’s so far for Tweet Drive on Thursday! It is going to be a PARTY, Seattle!! http://on.fb.me/f442CI
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/ElizKathryn/statuses/12181540897296384
*XLR8Rmag: Get some ’80s-tinged weirdness from the elusive CSLSX… Read on
Here are my tweets of interest for this afternoon, December 6th, 2010!
In an effort to not spam the twitter timelines of our followers, I decided to gather interesting tweets into a single post and just post throughout the day. Here are my tweets of interest for this morning, December 6th, 2010!
Pretty Lights played the Showbox Sodo to a sold out crowd on 10/19 and the show was by all means amazing.
What an incredible weekend for the electronic. Earlier this week SMB brought you coverage of the Mochipet/Lorn show happening at Chop Suey Friday, which will be bringing you some cutting edge underground sounds. Also at the Josephine is local UW group Beat Connection , showcasing songs off their much much hyped, summer release Surf Noir EP.
Today though we’re bringing you a preview of another show happening also on Friday at Showbox Sodo. Sharing the stage with up and comer… Read on
“RAWR! It means I love you in dinosaur.” These are the words scribbled across a childlike drawing in one of the only Mochipet website pictures that doesn’t include a frenzied crowd lit up by the unbridled energy that this artist, aka David Wang, seems to bring out in every show. SMB has been following this act for a few years now and watched him collaborate and remix top names across electronica, hip-hop and rock. Indeed there seems no genre that… Read on
SMB writer and editor James Gannon has recently been published on Next Door Media, a network of Seattle area hyperlocal blogs.The story details some of the proposed changes to the Seattle graffiti code to include stickers as property-destruction, though they are currently in a legal gray area.
SMB was live in action during Seattle’s Freaknight 2010 at the Wamu Theater. Big ups to the event organizers, the quality of the venue, visuals, entertainment and oh yeah… even the music was incredible. Below are our best picks from the hundreds of photos we took. Thanks again Freaknight, see you next year!
Halloween is nearly here and Seattle’s biggest electronic music party is Freaknight, happening this Saturday at Wamu Theater. Last week we gave you the rundown on what kinds of awesomeness you can expect…
Written by: Josh Aubin
It isn’t often that I scream out the name of a band while they are performing. I’m much more of an observer, bobbing my head from a good position where I can see what exactly the band is doing. If the mood is right, I’ll even head to the dance floor to cut a rug or two. So at about the beginning of the band’s second song Wednesday night at Neumos, after a wild, building… Read on
They have a new stage setup!
This was my third time seeing Phantogram; the first also being at Neumos where they opened for Antlers, and the second at Sasquatch! 2010 where they played the Yeti Stage. Both of those performances had technical hiccups. Nothing that was show ending, but never-the-less probably embarrassing for the two. You can see in pics that Sarah had a cumbersome wooden keyboard stand that housed their mixer, Kaoss Pad, a laptop, two keyboards, a midi controller, and a few other things.
To some people today is Friday October 15, 2010. But to Lupe Fiasco fans around the world today is… FIASCO FRIDAY!
Fiasco Friday was a day set in motion by fans on a Lupe Fiasco message board. Fans were discussing in frustration as to why Lupe’s “LASERS” album was being held back when he had in fact submitted the album to his record label Atlantic more than two years ago. Fans remembered a similar situation with artists and record label disputes and protests that have happened in the past. One particular protest was inspired by artist Fiona Apple. Her fans protested to get Sony Records to release her album at the time and succeeded.
United State of Consciousness has been running the biggest and best electronic events in Seattle for over 14 years and following a spectacular show by Paul Oakenfold last week and what promises to be a rocking night with Deadmau5 tonight, USC returns with their annual Halloween extravaganza, Freaknight! This event has consistently featured some of the biggest names in all of electronica and this year is no exception. First of all, the man who brought the dirty saw to the dirty south, Lil Jon will be making a special guest appearance and DJ set, WHAT? YEAAAAH! Though I wouldn’t be surprised if Lil Jon stole the show, the preeminent headliner is Jeremy Dawson and Chad Petree of Shiny Toy Guns with their side/remix project HybriDigital. You’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t click that link because their set looks by all means amazing. Featuring a group of firebreathers, contortionists and acrobatic dances dubbed WILDCHILD WORLD, this show looks incredible!
There are some artist’s who care less about fame and care more about Lyrical content. I feel that lyrical content should come first and fame will follow. Unfortunately I’ve come to believe that many NEW Artists prefer to sacrifice skill for spotlight.
“Lucy’s underground, she’s got a mouth to feed.” No longer is she in the sky and lavished with fine jewelry. This is a new Lucy; one that has moved past the optimism of earlier generations. She has seen the repeated follies of governments that consider it an act of love to kill with the push of a button and would rather die than to stand with someone who would do that. Too deep? Don’t worry you can still dance to it.
Holy Fuck is heading into town Wednesday night for a show at Neumos, along with Indian Jewelry and ClipD Breaks, in support of their latest album, Latin, released in May of this year. It’s the third release by the Toronto band which was recorded in the most suiting of all places for them; a barn. This album is the first to have a concrete rhythm section, with touring members Matt McQuaid and Matt Schulz playing bass and drums respectively, and filling the revolving positions that have been in the band.
Ninja Tune is celebrating 20 years of being one of the preeminent electronica labels on planet Earth. Tracing it’s history to true London underground techno clubs and pirate radio, the label now spans the seas with over 50 artists on their roster. Everything from IDM, trance, to dubstep, D&B and the far reaches of experimentalism are represented in their ranks which are now being showcased in their latest compilation release XX. Being dropped as a box set (perhaps one of… Read on
Written By: Michael LeClech
WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP WOBBLE WOBBLE!!! Rusko, one of the top dubstep DJs in the world is being brought to you by USC Events and Kaos Theory Events. Prepare to be blown away with the subs pushing out some heavy bass sure to get everybody dancing! Pick your poison and get down to the Showbox At The Market! Doors open at 8PM.