Live Music Reviews

La Luz: Surf-Pop Seattle Style, You Say?

La Luz: Surf-Pop Seattle Style, You Say?

A Monday night hoot at the Electric Owl. A postcard summer night stroll down Main St. for some dancing and beer, soundtracked by two (almost) all-girl groups: La Luz and Les Chaussettes. Vancouver’s Les Chaussettes have a tamed dose of fuzz. Fuzz Lite. Catchy pop songs backed by soothing harmonies. Lots of “oohs” and “aahs.” […]

Swans Kill with Kindness at Venue Nightclub

Swans Kill with Kindness at Venue Nightclub

Swans are loud and proud of it. Last Friday at Venue Nightclub I finally had the opportunity to personally test the highly reputed transcendent aspect of their live shows and to verify accounts of their legendary (if mythical) vomit-inducing volume. Stormy chimes and gong emanated from one of the back corners of the stage. A […]

Boris’s Avant-Garde Metal a Hit?

Boris’s Avant-Garde Metal a Hit?

It takes more than raging guitars and squealing synthesizers to pierce through the piss- and beer-stained atmosphere of the Rickshaw and into the hearts of avant-garde metalheads. It also takes a ton of talent, a measure of courage, and a willingness to get more than a little weird. Seattle-based openers Master Musicians of Bukkake took […]

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