Junior Boys

And once again I’m taken by surprise when I realize that a band that’s been doing their thing, and doing...

Sep 26, 2011


Steely Dan

The WaMu Theater is a more malleable space than I’d ever thought of it as being. I know this because...

Jul 15, 2011


Bright Eyes

I made a new friend at the Bright Eyes concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, although it was...

Jul 07, 2011


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. / EMA

In a city already bristling with intimate venues and a nepotistic local scene jam-packed enough to fill ‘em—here’s looking at...

Jun 16, 2011


Ted Leo

Ted Leo’s solo performances always manage to combine the chatty intimacy of an episode of VH1 Storytellers with the friendly...

May 17, 2011



Merrill Garbus introduced herself at the Crocodile Cafe by simply saying, “I only wear this dress for sold-out shows.” Over...

May 12, 2011