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03 Mar 2012

10 Seattle Bands To Watch Now

City Arts Magazine is on point this month with the ten bands they have selected to highlight in their issue! On the cover is the energetic trio, Don’t Talk to the Cops, who I just saw last month at the SXSW Send Off show at the Tractor Tavern. I’m not sure how long these guys have been on the scene, but I am crossing my fingers for great things from them in their future. Other acts featured include:

  • Fly Moon Royalty
  • Gold Leaves
  • Sandrider
  • Motopony
  • Shelby Earl
  • OC Notes
  • Bryan John Appleby
  • Allen Stone
  • Pickwick

Fly Moon Royalty is sensational and a group I just started listening to. Allen Stone is kind of like the John Mayer to our Seattle. Pickwick is a dream and I have heard nothing, but good things about Motopony and Bryan John Appleby.

Seattle music, keep slayin’!

11 Dec 2011

Song of the Day

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Allen Stone – Unaware

There way a new issue of City Arts Magazine lying around my house today with Allen Stone on the cover. Have any of you heard of him? He’s a 24-year old singer from Seattle with this truly magnificent soulful sound. I’ve heard a lot about him for the past several months and have even had his album for awhile, but hadn’t really taken the time to listen to it. So after reading the article, I decided to YouTube his recent performance on Conan – (a huge deal!) – to which Conan told Stone afterwards that the performance was “fucking awesome” as mentioned in the cover story.

You can read the entire article here.

 

27 May 2011

A Look Back on Seattle U Shows

This past school year, I have had the wonderful privilege of working with some incredible musicians and bands at Seattle University. Within just one school year, they are already making headlines, putting out new albums, headlining tours, and have found themselves on the lineups of music festivals.

I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with these eight very talented musicians and bands:

If there are any musicians and bands that you should be following from Seattle, it is them.

– My dearest friend Liz has relocated to the state of Colorado, but has been keeping busy with a string of shows. Please go out and support her because she is a wonderful and talented little lady. [Source]

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground will be releasing their album “Introducing” on July 26, 2011 from Suburban Home Records. The band will host CD release shows in both Portland and Seattle, June 11th and 12th respectively. [Source]

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– Almost immediately after my show with He Is We ended, the band hit the road to head East to begin their tour with The Rocket Summer. The band will be headlining their first tour beginning mid-June. Did I also mention that they will be performing at Bonnaroo 6/9 – 6/10? [Source]

– Two of my performers Robbie Christmas and Matt Bekker will actually be performing a show together tomorrow at the Crocodile Cafe! The show is 21+. My friend Matt Bekker also recently became a part of the Rocket Music Entertainment Group family, which is home to Elton John, James Blunt, Lily Allen, and Oh Land.

Champagne Champagne will be releasing a new album this summer and will be performing at the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot Music Festival, and Doe Bay Fest!

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– I am so excited to be working with Campfire OK for my last show of the year. This year, the band was voted by City Arts Magazine as one of the best new bands of 2011 and this summer, you will be able to catch the rustic-sounding band at both Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot and Doe Bay Fest! I would say that this band is going to be in a completely different place in the next year, but I know that things for them are moving fast and that the change will most likely occur within the next few months. Their CD “Strange Like We Are”  is definitely one of my favorites from the year. Expect to see them on the bill for various music festivals next year because that’s probably where they will be.

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