Culture Dose: Daniel Norgren Tickets on Sale

Daniel Norgren photo by Anders Engström

A sensational Swede returns this August—and other can’t-miss shows.

Daniel Norgren—an otherworldly “Swede with soul”—is returning to the U.S. this summer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This incredible talent will be back at Pickathon in early August (a dream come true), before heading up to Ballard’s Tractor for two shows (with Phil Cook) on August 7 and 8. Tickets for both performances go on sale today at 10 a.m.; they sold out last year, so we recommend jumping onboard ASAP!

Daniel Norgren photo by Anders Engström

Bio: The Swedish born musician began releasing albums on his own Superpuma Records in 2007, running the imprint with his producer Pelle Nyhage and his wife, Petra Wester-Norgren. Daniel’s records are supremely unique takes on the American tradition, evoking a rust-worn blues feel that pervades his sound. But Norgren’s interests lie in more than music. His enterprise is a fully realized universe: Norgren makes his own videos, filming the world around him to match his aesthetic. In this regard, he reminds one of Sergio Leone, not in his filmic style, but in the way he spins American music unlike anyone born in the USA ever could. Our blind spots are too large, our notions too preconceived. Daniel Norgren illuminates the cracks and details of the Americana lineage we so often overlook.

A few other upcoming shows (of various genres) to get on your radar:

+Kiss Me, Kate at 5th Avenue from April 6 through 29

+Tellers (of Everett)—along with Karl Blau and Silver Torches—at Conor Byrne on Saturday, April 14

+Lindy West at Benaroya Hall on Sunday, April 15

+ Shook Twins at Tractor Tavern on Friday, April 27

Shook Twins photo by Jessie McCall

+Kid Koala at Neumos on Thursday, May 3

+Terrible, Thanks for Asking at Neptune Theatre on Saturday, May 12

+The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival from May 17 through June 10

+Sugarland at Kent’s ShoWare Center on Thursday, June 7

Tellers photo by Elizabeth Tesone