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"If you don't know it by know, you're never gonna know it anyhow" Fifteen years on, you could be forgiven for thinking K...
02/23/2020
Wake Up and Clock-Out: Two Nights with The Moondoggies in Beacon Hill

"If you don't know it by know, you're never gonna know it anyhow" Fifteen years on, you could be forgiven for thinking Kevin Murphy might have given up on you. You could very well think that, but you'd be deeply mistaken. From the band's start in 2005 to 2018's excellent 'A Love Sleeps Deep,' Murphy and co have been reliably penning, recording and performing some of the best country-tinged, classic rock-infused tunes heard anywhere. [ 181 more words ]
http://sealivemusic.com/2020/02/23/wake-up-and-clock-out-two-nights-with-the-moondoggies-in-beacon-hill/

“If you don’t know it by know, you’re never gonna know it anyhow” Fifteen years on, you could be forgiven for thinking Kevin Murphy might have given up on you. You could ver…

In these troubled times (clichéd but no less true), we sometimes want to hear things that remind us of the past. We want...
03/13/2018
Brighter Wounds = A Better Tuesday

In these troubled times (clichéd but no less true), we sometimes want to hear things that remind us of the past. We want to be brought back to yesteryear, to simpler times. Whether we’re listening to something from that bygone era or something that only recalls past times, we’re often drawn to sonic sentimentality and the audial warmth of what’s familiar. [ 156 more words ]

http://sealivemusic.com/2018/03/13/brighter-wounds-a-better-tuesday/

In these troubled times (clichéd but no less true), we sometimes want to hear things that remind us of the past. We want to be brought back to yesteryear, to simpler times. Whether we’re listening …

Hi friends, it's been a while! But we're back with a few words with John Grant. We'd love to hear from you if you're goi...
05/19/2016
John Grant Brings His Icelandic Intellect to the Emerald City

Hi friends, it's been a while! But we're back with a few words with John Grant. We'd love to hear from you if you're going to his show at The Showbox tonight!

During the Renaissance, art and intellect mingled as an equally provocative and exciting duo. Both were highly valued and experimented with during this era. From Michelangelo to Galileo, from Shake…

Fan of The Helio Sequence (Official)? See them play the Do206app launch party for free. Click on through for details... ...
09/27/2015
It's Hard to Beat Free: Win Tickets to See The Helio Sequence This Tuesday

Fan of The Helio Sequence (Official)? See them play the Do206app launch party for free. Click on through for details... "go go go if you wanna go"

It's been quite a while since our last ticket giveaway but fear not, the error of our ways have been realized and remedied. To our loyal readers and randoms alike, we offer you the chance to see on...

It's a big week for 206 fans of the past decade(s). Neutral Milk Hotel at the Paramount Theatre, Hamilton Leithauser and...
06/02/2015
Best of the Week: Two Walkmen, Elephant 6 Icons and a DJ Doc Premiere

It's a big week for 206 fans of the past decade(s). Neutral Milk Hotel at the Paramount Theatre, Hamilton Leithauser and Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) at the Tractor Tavern+ more nostalgic goodness. Full recs at http://SEAliveMUSIC.com

This week brings to town some of our favorite artists and personalities from yesteryear who have reemerged, reinvented themselves or just plain survived through various iterations. In addition to g...

Nothing like a bit of music to pick up a dragging Monday. This week's best bets include Other Lives, Cloud Nothings, Cav...
05/11/2015
There Are Plenty of Great Shows in Town This Week, These Are the 5 Greatest

Nothing like a bit of music to pick up a dragging Monday. This week's best bets include Other Lives, Cloud Nothings, Cave Singers, Colonies, and Unlikely Friends. Click through for videos and more.

Sometimes we struggle to come up with a decent handful of great shows to highlight. This was not one of those weeks. From old favorites like The Cave Singers to relatively recent obsessions like th...

Only the Best: 5 Seattle Shows You’ll (Probably) Love this Week http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fB
03/31/2015
Only the Best: 5 Seattle Shows You'll (Probably) Love this Week

Only the Best: 5 Seattle Shows You’ll (Probably) Love this Week http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fB

A new week, another chance to see some exceptional live music. You could also wind up at some pretty lame shows. Luckily we're looking out for you. Here are the five very best in our (virtual, Wordpress-hosted) book. 3/31 (Tuesday) The Helio Sequence @ The Triple Door The Portland-based duo bring their expertly crafted, often haunting, usually beautiful songs to life without plugging in… [ 103 more words. ]

03/25/2015
Bill Patton - Alchemy

Woke up with Bill Patton on the brain. Such a great album from an extremely talented Seattleite.

From the LP A New Kind Of Man. Available now at versicolor.net.

5 Best of the (Rest of the) Week [3/25] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ft
03/25/2015
5 Best of the (Rest of the) Week [3/25]

5 Best of the (Rest of the) Week [3/25] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ft

OK, so it's Wednesday and we're just now getting our weekly recs up. Sorry about that. Long story short, we're no longer on speaking terms with our snooze alarm. In good news, we're happy to report the best of the week is still to come. This week brings some of our favorite new and old, local and beyond musicians to some of Seattle's best venues. [ 123 more words. ]

Best Live Music of the Week: Tycho, Pickwick and more [Week of 3/16] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fo
03/16/2015
Best Live Music of the Week: Tycho, Pickwick and more [Week of 3/16]

Best Live Music of the Week: Tycho, Pickwick and more [Week of 3/16] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fo

At first glance this week seemed to be sorely lacking in good shows. However, with a little digging, we uncovered some gems for the most discerning of Emerald City music fans. We're pleased to recommend some pretty intimate shows this week as well, with the largest venue being the Showbox S**o, so you can get up close and personal with some great artists this week. [ 140 more words. ]

03/12/2015
Will Sprott - Psychic Lady

Will Sprott's solo album = excellent. Be sure to get your tix to see him with La Luz and The Shivas at Neumos Seattle next month. (Saturday, April 4).

What else are we excited about? Have a look: http://sealivemusic.com/calendar

"Psychic Lady" by Will Sprott From the album Vortex Numbers Hairdo Records Video by Shana Cleveland facebook.com/willsprottt willsprott.com

The Phoenix Rises: Chop Suey Reopens Amid Week of Great Live Music [Week of 3/9] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fg
03/09/2015
The Phoenix Rises: Chop Suey Reopens Amid Week of Great Live Music [Week of 3/9]

The Phoenix Rises: Chop Suey Reopens Amid Week of Great Live Music [Week of 3/9] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1fg

Emerald City dwellers, rejoice! After a week chock full of great musical options, our recommendations culminate with the Grand Reopening of Chop Suey in Capitol Hill! We can't wait to find out if the new owners have stayed true to the original vibe of the venue, but based on the debut lineup, we think the Chop Suey will maintain its superbly gritty underground live music reputation. [ 142 more words. ]

Something for Everyone: Best Live Music in Seattle [week of 2/23]
02/23/2015
Something for Everyone: Best Live Music in Seattle [week of 2/23]

Something for Everyone: Best Live Music in Seattle [week of 2/23]

One of the best things about living in the Emerald City is the fact that on any given night there's usually music to fit any fancy, and today's post is further proof. From folksy singer-songwriter tunes, to electro-dance mashups, to local grunge-metal, our recommendations run the gamut this week. 2/24 (Tuesday) Brett Harris, Kevin Murphy @ Sunset Tavern Member of Big Star's Third and solo artist joins forces with the Moondoggies frontman for an evening of downtempo indie rock. [ 41 more words. ]

Feel the Love: Best Concerts of the Week [Feb. 9] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1f2
02/09/2015
Feel the Love: Best Concerts of the Week [Feb. 9]

Feel the Love: Best Concerts of the Week [Feb. 9] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1f2

Valentine's Day week is upon us, and we suggest a non-traditional celebration for you (and your significant other, if you have one). Skip the expected chocolates and roses and instead opt for a memorable evening taking in some great music with a couple Heinekens. There are plenty of good options this week, whether you want to celebrate with a sweetheart or go solo. [ 82 more words. ]

Weekly Best Bets: Seattle Concerts for the Week of 1/19
01/19/2015
Weekly Best Bets: Seattle Concerts for the Week of 1/19

Weekly Best Bets: Seattle Concerts for the Week of 1/19

This is a big week for music in our little corner of the country. Just as we wipe the tears from our eyes from the farewell show at Chop Suey, we're reminded that Seattle's music scene is still very much alive and well. This week kicks off with a set from punk's poet laureate Patti Smith. As if that wasn't enough musical prowess so early in the week, that show is followed by a (pre-announed but still) surprise club show from Seattle's claim-to-indie-fame Death Cab for Cutie. [ 100 more words. ]

Your weekend plans are just one click away.May we recommend  Laura Gibson and Valley Maker at Fremont Abbey Arts Center....
01/16/2015
Have Weekend Plans? Seattle's Can't Miss Music for 1/17 & 1/18

Your weekend plans are just one click away.May we recommend Laura Gibson and Valley Maker at Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Tacocat, Kithkin and more at Chop Suey. (We'll miss that dragon!)

Inevitably after the rush of the holidays there's a lull in the city. We all need a few days to catch our breaths, remember what it's like to wake up early for work, and think of creative ways to w...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, friends! We're kicking off our 4th year with an updated calendar for us all to enjoy! Th...
01/12/2015
Calendar

Thanks for the birthday wishes, friends! We're kicking off our 4th year with an updated calendar for us all to enjoy! There are some GREAT shows coming up.

Looking for a sneak peek at our upcoming recommended shows? You’re in luck! Be sure to check the main page regularly for weekly previews with videos and descriptions. 1/17 (Saturday) The Weather, R...

We’re Thankful For… Bumbershoot [In Photos] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ef
11/28/2014
We're Thankful For... Bumbershoot [In Photos]

We’re Thankful For… Bumbershoot [In Photos] http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ef

Not to get too sentimental, but sometimes it is important to take a step back and admire all the wonderful things about life. Whether it's family, friends, trips, pets, health or living down the block from your favorite coffee shop, we can all find something in life to be grateful for. The SLM team has a lot to be thankful for this year.

Apparently Thanksgiving Playlists Are a Thing, Here’s Ours http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ed
11/27/2014
Apparently Thanksgiving Playlists Are a Thing, Here's Ours

Apparently Thanksgiving Playlists Are a Thing, Here’s Ours http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1ed

Thanksgiving! A day where Americans get gluttonous with feasts, friends, family and football. Most of us even have the day off work and/or school to soak in the gravy revelry. You have your elastic waistband to accommodate the food overload, but what can help mentally prepare you for the family overload? We usually turn to our some favorite artists in times like these, so we've put together a list of our top 10 "Thanksgiving" tracks. [ 119 more words. ]

SEA live Spotlight: Hypnotic Grooves from Elliot Moss Debut, Highspeeds http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1e3
11/25/2014
SEA live Spotlight: Hypnotic Grooves from Elliot Moss Debut, Highspeeds

SEA live Spotlight: Hypnotic Grooves from Elliot Moss Debut, Highspeeds http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1e3

In our line of work hobby, we come across a proverbial {insert Thanksgiving word here} cornucopia of great emerging artists. Occasionally we come across such an exceptional talent that causes us to break from our standard week-of their Seattle show preview posts. For such burst-at-the-seams-if-we-don't-share moments we're kick-starting a brand new series on the blog called SEA live Spotlight. Up first, we introduce you to [ 271 more words. ]

Best Live Music of the Week – 11/24 http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1dW
11/24/2014
Best Live Music of the Week - 11/24

Best Live Music of the Week – 11/24 http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1dW

Hello readers! Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming of weekly music recommendations. As you prepare to give thanks for your mom's turkey and apple pie later this week, we're giving thanks that the Emerald City can boast such amazing venues and artists. See below for a quick glance at the best live shows this week. 11/26 (Wednesday) Bryan John Appleby, Shenandoah Davis, James Wallace @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center… [ 67 more words. ]

Where in the World is SLM? Q&A Reveals All! http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1dG
11/17/2014
Where in the World is SLM? Q&A Reveals All!

Where in the World is SLM? Q&A Reveals All! http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1dG

Much like everyone's favorite grade-school mystery woman Carmen Sandiego, SEAliveMUSIC has been MIA. Also much like Ms. Sandiego, we've done a little globetrotting. We've been getting a lot of questions from our friends and readers, so we'd like to address these inquiries. You've (possibly) enjoyed many an interview with musicians here on the ol' blog, so now here's a short Q&A from the team on the future of SLM. [ 393 more words. ]

Grab your (rain) hoodie and head to Seattle Center. It's time for Bumbershoot! Here are our top picks for day one: http:...
08/30/2014
Bumbershoot Day 1: Top Picks

Grab your (rain) hoodie and head to Seattle Center. It's time for Bumbershoot! Here are our top picks for day one: http://sealivemusic.com/2014/08/30/bumbershoot-day-1-top-picks/ -

Elvis Costello, Wu-Tang Clan, Iska Dhaaf, Cumulus and more.

If you're anything like us, you've been pouring over the official Bumbershoot lineup with multi-colored pens and developing a hefty piecemeal schedule for each day. Or maybe that's just us. Either ...

08/20/2014
Five Best of the Week - Chris Staples, Beck, Tacocat + More

Best of the week. Don't miss Chris Staples at Tractor Tavern tonight. Beck and Jenny Lewis at Marymoor Park Concert tomorrow.

For those looking to catch some live music, you've come to right place. And by right place, we're talking about our city. But this site should help you too.Here are five picks for the rest of the w...

08/13/2014
Chatting Up the 'Lady: An Interview with Adam Schatz of Landlady, Man Man

“It’s really about the level of fun you feel like having. If you don’t feel like having a tremendous quantity of fun, then go to some other show.” - Adam Schatz of Landlady, Man Man [Playing The Crocodile 8/15]

With all the admiration that's constantly being heaped on some other music cities, we sometimes feel that being music-loving Seattleites is a city-centric version of Stephen Colbert's "Who's Not Ho...

5 Great Shows in Seattle This Week http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1cj
08/11/2014
5 Great Shows in Seattle This Week

5 Great Shows in Seattle This Week http://wp.me/p1q4Mh-1cj

We’re all about simplifying. Here are the best shows in town this week. No more, no less. See you out there. 8/11 + 8/12 (Monday + Tuesday) Arctic Monkeys @ The Paramount Hook-laden rock from love-em-or-hate-em Brits 8/13 (Wednesday) Ray LaMontagne,… [ 85 more words. ]

What a summer! Get out there and enjoy some free outdoor concerts!
08/07/2014
FREE Live Music: Best Summer Shows of 2014 [KEXP, Artist Home + More]

What a summer! Get out there and enjoy some free outdoor concerts!

As the saying goes, twenty years from now you'll be more disappointed by the shows you didn't see than the ones you did. OK, so that's a liberal take on Sam Clemens' maxim but it certainly applies ...

Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow
08/07/2014
Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow

Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, joined by son Spencer and members of Lucius, gets out of the rain to perform "High As Hello." Watch the performance — and hear the version on Tweedy's forthcoming album Sukierae.

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