• My Last Year with the Nuns

    My Last Year with the Nuns

    Matt Smith tells tales of growing up in Catholic Seattle in the 1960’s.

  • Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There

    Nirvana: In the Words of the People Who Were There

    An expansive and exhaustive behind-the-scenes account of Nirvana’s meteoric rise to fame, and the untimely death of its iconic frontman, Kurt Cobain.

  • Summer Aviation

    Summer Aviation

    Elevator (EP) (Independent). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Hilary Hahn and Hauschka

    Hilary Hahn and Hauschka

    Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, a blend of classical violin and a tchotchke-stuffed piano, offers May Terry a night of avant-garde splendor.

  • Ravishers


    Ravishers (Timber Carnival Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Anna Calvi

    Anna Calvi

    Guitar-slinging, torch-singing sensation Anna Calvi has been lighting up the Western Hemisphere this year in support of a stunning debut album. Steve Stav was lucky enough to witness her act firsthand, and came to his senses long enough to file this report.

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    The Psychedelic Furs

    Before John Hughes and Molly Ringwald came along, “Pretty in Pink” was a song on a seminal post-punk album, Talk Talk Talk. The Psychedelic Furs are celebrating the disc’s 30th anniversary with a tour, and Steve Stav was there to soak up the nostalgia — and a few surprises.

  • Kurt Cobain: About A Son

    Kurt Cobain: About A Son

    A mixture of interview audio and incidental footage, About A Son allows rockdom’s left handed martyr to tell his own story. Matthew Moyer appreciates the minimalism.

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    Tapestry of Webs (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • deVries


    Death To God (Noise On Noise). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Imelda May

    Imelda May

    Rockabilly, blues, jazz – delightful Dublin diva Imelda May put everything but the kitchen sink on the Moore Theater’s stage. Seattle hepcat Steve Stav was there to admire it all.

  • Black Breath

    Black Breath

    Razor To Oblivion (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Grunge


    Take a trip back to Seattle’s musical heydey with Michael Lavine, who brings us all manner of visual treasure with Grunge.

  • Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom

    In author Pete Blecha’s new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words “Louie Louie.” Scott Adams obviously approves.

  • Camera Obscura

    Camera Obscura

    In an era of $100 tickets for has-been arena shows, twenty bucks doesn’t buy much entertainment. Or does it? Steve Stav found that his thin wallet went a long way at Seattle’s Showbox, in a night capped by Glasgow sensation Camera Obscura.

  • The Fabulous Wailers & The Ventures – 50th Anniversary Concert

    The Fabulous Wailers & The Ventures – 50th Anniversary Concert

    A mind-boggler – not one, but two bands from Tacoma have been performing almost as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been on the radio. Is Pacific Northwest drinking water a fountain of youth? Steve Stav ponders such longevity in his review of the Fabulous Wailers and the Ventures.

  • Crowded House

    Crowded House

    More than 10 years after calling it quits, Crowded House is back — and more delightfully ironic than ever. Steve Stav suddenly remembered sharing one thing in common with Eddie Vedder while covering the band’s visit to the Pacific Northwest.

  • Thomas Dolby

    Thomas Dolby

    Blinded by science, indeed. Out of the blue, synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby is back — and sounding as if he never left. The cell phone technology mogul has taken a break from his day job, dazzling his long-lost fans with a brief spring tour.
    Steve Stav braved everything but inclement weather in order to file his report on Dolby’s one-man show, which proved to be one of the most unusual concert experiences of his life.

  • Brent Arnold and The Spheres

    Brent Arnold and The Spheres

    Last Boat (Up). Review by Aaron Shaul.

  • Damien Jurado

    Where Shall You Take Me? (Secretly Canadian). Review by Chad Perman.

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