Reviews

RETROSPECT // KURT VILE

RETROSPECT // KURT VILE

Let’s face it; some people have lazy eyes, or lazy personalities, or even just Lay-Z-Boy chairs in their living room, but Kurt Vile is the “Runner Up” for an overall lazy persona and vocal delivery. If I knew the guy at all, I bet I could say he has a lethargic attitude towards life as(…)

ALLEN STONE & HIS OLD SOUL

ALLEN STONE & HIS OLD SOUL

When I see a grown man with curly shoulder-length hair I typically think one of three things: 1) He’s a gentle hippie and likely makes a living by working with wood. -OR- 2) He’s famous. Maybe he plays soccer… -OR- 3) He’s nailing it, but what’s he hiding? What would he look like without those(…)

RETROSPECT // THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

RETROSPECT // THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

If you were wise and lucky then you attended Thursday night’s Thao and the Get Down Stay Down‘s sold out Neumos performance. The showroom was packed to the gills with a generally homogenous audience sporting striped or plaid shirts and a smattering of thick-rimmed glasses. Many PBRs were had. The energy was palpable and the(…)

RETROSPECT // CRB

RETROSPECT // CRB

“There’s a thrill upon the hill, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.”  These were the first words out of Chris Robinson’s mouth when he took the stage at Neumos Saturday night, and they served more as an invitation than a simple lyric.  “Come, join us, Capitol Hill,” Robinson seemed to beckon, “as we depart on(…)

RETROSPECT // JAPANDROIDS

RETROSPECT // JAPANDROIDS

Review by Zach Frimmel // Photos by Jack Newton The weekend-wild anticipations that Thursdays bring can be a drag, but the Japandroids and Bleached show this past Thursday was everything but lackluster. Whether you went stag or brought something to brag about, nobody stood alone. We were a sardine-packed house and the audience swung arm-in-arm(…)

RETROSPECT // BOWERBIRDS

RETROSPECT // BOWERBIRDS

Review By Zach Frimmel – Photos By Kiersten Holine It’s not everyday in Seattle that you get to watch musicians who can effortlessly give you the experience of a darkly romantic evening under porch-lit stars while being serenaded by European-tinged lullabies. Luckily, a North Carolina-based band like the Bowerbirds finds time to make a jaunt(…)