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The Classy Throwback Grooves of Nick Waterhouse

(Neumos) The very smart AND contemporary R&B/popcorn powerhouse Nick Waterhouse plays real strict late '50s/ early '60s R&B, horns and everything, and does NOT concede to anything contemporary. He and his group pull it off with class...Show More Summary

Smells Like Cheap Cologne: Electric Six's Played Out Rock

(Neumos) Synesthesia is an intriguing neurological anomaly in which “stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.” In other words, some people can literally smell sound. Show More Summary

The Marvelous Cello of Lori Goldston

(20/20 Cycle) You will do well to attend anything involving the great and world-wandering Seattle-based cellist Lori Goldston. This time, around there's more to recommend, too: For one, she's performing with the great and world-wandering...Show More Summary

WD4D and OCNotes are Rich in Culture

(Lucid Lounge) This is what you must do as soon as you can: Go up to Beacon Hill, enter the cafe The Station, and get a copy of Station Blends Vol. 1. It’s a compilation mixed by the local producer and DJ WD4D, it’s found on the cafe’s...Show More Summary

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Green Pajamas are a Northwest Institution

(Sunset) My girl DJ Sharlese over at KEXP digs deeper than the much-celebrated Northwest-’90s era, and instead has a keen ear for Seattle-area bands from the previous decade. I first heard the Green Pajamas on her Audioasis show and have been kinda fascinated with them ever since. Show More Summary

Opposites Attract: Noise and Unity at the Josephine

(Josephine) Here’s a schizo bill. On one side, very bluntly speaking, you have the negative energy of Dried Up Corpse and WLISPS. On the other, the positive vibrations of New Weather and Ecstatic Cosmic Union. Dried Up Corpse is theShow More Summary

The Plaintive, Painful Songs of Angel Olsen

(Barboza) Angel Olsen is the newly minted singer-songwriter with a devastating vibrato and a whole world of regret on her back. Over sparse, spacious guitars, her eerily placid vocals relay tales of heartbreak and cryptic sadness, making her often sound like the blank-eyed survivor of some serious emotional trauma. Show More Summary

The Scatalogical, Aggro-Weirdness of Moistboyz

(Tractor) The awkwardly named Moistboyz were founded by “Dickey and Mickey Moist,” aka Guy Heller and Mickey Melchiondo—better known as Dean Ween of renowned weirdo-rock outfit Ween. Taking a great deal of the Pennsylvania band’s underlying...Show More Summary

The Effortless Charm of Real Estate's Jangle-Rock

(Neumos) What sets the Jersey boys in Real Estate apart from the anonymous masses of kinda disaffected, sorta heartbroken white dudes with chiming guitars and pretty voices is that these guys know how to build an actual tune. In fact,...Show More Summary

J.C. Satàn's Perverted Pulp-Rock

(Chop Suey) I remember standing with my friend Louie-Louie from Paris, France at SXSW in Austin, Texas, watching a then-kinda-unknown band called Thee Oh Sees destroy yet another audience in a dusty, hot parking lot, and saying, “Man, what group can even compare to these guys?” “Oh, sweet Kelly,” said Louie-Lou. Show More Summary

So Hot Right Now: Tuneful Garage Rockers Detective Agency and Dead Ghosts

Detectius Privats by Detective Agency (Sunset) Detective Agency write peppy, bright, catchy songs with male and female vocals that hark back to a more innocent time—1965, say, but filtered through the UK’s mid-’80s cutie indie-pop movement. Show More Summary

Irrepressible Groove: Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2014

(Jazz Alley) Brazilian composer/producer/keyboardist and vocalist Sérgio Mendes is a living legend, with over 35 albums, three Grammy Awards, and collaborations with artists ranging from Herb Alpert to Justin Timberlake to his name after 54 years of releasing records. Show More Summary

Dr. Dog's Reliable Indie Thrives Live

(Neptune) Though their music is a little more serious than the image their name brings to mind (a dog with a medical license, probably wearing glasses and a lab coat?), Pennsylvania’s Dr. Dog have made some thoroughly enjoyable albums since their 2002 inception. Show More Summary

The Confounding Shoegaze Sounds of Ephrata

Two Songs by Ephrata (Tractor) Before we talk about music, I’d like to give a shout out to Ephrata’s band photo. It features the four members—Brady Hall, Skadi Von Reis, Jules Jones, and Ben Bromage—holding what I assume to be their pets. Show More Summary

Hushed and Expansive: The Winter-Pop of Red Alder

(Lo-Fi) Seattle’s Red Alder (Kelsie Brown) makes some of the most intimate, hushed ambient pop in this city now. It’s so vaporous, it makes Cocteau Twins sound like Motörhead. Brown’s voice is a frosty whisper in which consonants disperse and vowel-y tremulous tones raise neck hairs. Show More Summary

Start Your Day Listening to the New Mirah Song and Everything Will Be a Little Bit Better

It's Wednesday. We're halfway to the weekend. But it's early and your eyes are still blurry and while there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the light is still far away. But don't start the day grumpy. Take a deep breath and press...Show More Summary

Jazz Virtuoso/Relentless Explorer Pat Metheny and His Unity Group

(Moore) Jazz guitarist and musical explorer Pat Metheny has enjoyed a varied career, from collaborations with David Bowie and countless other musicians to smooth jazz—don’t scoff, the latter’s not all bad—to designing and building his...Show More Summary

Danny Brown Loves Korn?!?!

"I don't know too many crack dealers who were listening to Korn." Dammit! Danny Brown never stops surprising me. NEVER. Via the Daily Swarm. Danny Brown plays the Showbox Market, Saturday, May 10th. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


This is not a drill. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Pitchfork reports that Sunny Day Real Estate are releasing a new song on Record Store Day! It's called "Lipton Witch" and it will be one side of a split with Circa Survive. Even cooler,...Show More Summary

Decibel Sets Dates for This Year's Festival: Sept. 24-28

Decibel Festival will happen Sept. 24-28 at various Seattle venues. As the world-class electronic-music and digital-arts event enters its 11th year, Decibel is asking past attendees to fill out this survey, in order to strive to improve...Show More Summary

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