Or stream here.
1. Typhoon – Common Sentiments
2. The Thermals – Our Love Survives
3. Shovels & Rope – Cavalier
4. Ghosts I’ve Met – Forest Light
5. The National – Sea of Love
6. Sean Nelson – Creative Differences
7. Le Wrens – Don’t Forget Me
8. Not Amy – Easy Heart
9. The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
10. Mikey and Matty – Second Son
11. The Cellar Door – Star Song
12. Bradford Loomis – Dead Man’s Dance
13. Courtney Marie Andrews – It Keeps Going
14. Kevin Long – Long Time Coming
15. Cold Specks – When the City Lights Dim
16. The Changing Colors – Work Is Done
17. Kelli Schaefer – I’ll Take You
The April mix is late (as usual) but very well road-tested as I just spent the last four days listening to it while driving between the Gorge Amphitheater and my motel room in Quincy, WA.
Or stream here.
1. Fly Moon Royalty – Roxy
2. Leagues – Haunted
3. Shelby Earl – At the Start
4. Pretty Broken Things – Forty Seasons
5. Phosphorescent – Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)
6. Bahamas – Okay Alright I’m Alive
7. Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
8. Crooked Fingers – Call To Love
9. Foxygen – San Francisco
10. Songs: Ohia – John Henry Split My Heart
11. Joe Pug – In The Meantime
12. Daughter – Youth
13. The Long Winters – Ultimatum
14. Lord Huron – The Ghost On The Shore
15. John Vanderslice – Song for Dana Lok
I had the pleasure of shooting Jim James and Cold Specks at the Neptune Theater on Wednesday night. Check out the rest of my photos over at Another Rainy Saturday.
Team Up for Nonprofits is an amazing Seattle group that helps support local nonprofit organizations through event production and fundraising, and one way they do this is through their Gigs4Good program. Basically, they help curate a fantastic lineup of music, and the funds raised through ticket sales goes straight to a handpicked nonprofit.
This past Thursday’s GigsforGood (number 15, if you’re counting) featured nonprofit was One Day’s Wages, an organization that aims to alleviate extreme global poverty and inspire folks to donate one day’s wages to a cause of their choosing. It’s really a fantastic idea, and let’s just say I’m on board!
The lineup was also stellar as usual, featuring Fly Moon Royalty, Hot Bodies in Motion, and Theoretics – three bands guaranteed to get your feet moving, even on a school (or work) night.
Hot Bodies in Motion:
Fly Moon Royalty:
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Mikey and Matty Gervais (of Curtains For You) released a CD of their own on Saturday night, and they called on a group of extremely talented friends (Big Sur, Ghosts I’ve Met, Not Amy) to open up the show. Sandwiched in between a beautiful EP release show by Le Wrens on Friday night and a beautiful summery day on Sunday, I could not have asked for a better way to spend my weekend.
Pick up the new CD here!
Mikey and Matty:
Ghosts I’ve Met:
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A few weeks ago, Seattle musician (and all-around wonderful guy) Kris Orlowski discovered that his tour van had been broken into and some of his gear had been stolen. With overwhelming support from the local music community, he was able to throw together a fundraiser with a stellar lineup to raise money to replace his gear, but the story gets even better. A pawn shop contacted him and they were able to get most of their gear back! But the show still went on, with ALL of the proceeds going to MusiCares, an organization that provides a safety net for musicians in times of need.
Kris Orlowski closing out the night:
Matty and Mikey Gervais:
John Roderick (of The Long Winters):
Meagan Grandall (of Lemolo):
Jacob James (of Lashes and Ships):
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Check out my photos of SXSW Day Two over at Inside Right Wrist! Featuring Cobalt and the Hired Guns, The Local Strangers, Josh Ritter, von Grey, Night Beds, and Reignwolf.
And in case you missed it, photos of Day One (featuring Field Report, OK Sweetheart, Pickwick, and Divine Fits) can be found here.
On Friday night at Columbia City Theater, Pretty Broken Things released their new full-length album Let It Come & Let It Pass into the world, swaddled in gorgeous harmonies.
Lonely Companion (essentially a Pretty Broken Things music collective) opened along with The Comettes.
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