Malian rhythms and surf-rock meet Appalachian folk sounds at the Tractor this Saturday

Toubab Krewe hails from Asheville, North Carolina, yet the group has traveled far (Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali) to truly find its sound. The quintet counts African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita among its many influences. The musicians admit they cannot easily be fit under one genre; the group’s been described

Tastes of summer at a water-themed extravaganza

In need of some sunny news? Even though we might feel dubious about it at present, boating season will return and, when it finally does arrive, we best be prepared. Lucky for us, the 66th Annual Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat opens this Friday the 25th at 11 a.m., giving plenty of reasons to daydream of carefree days gliding atop Seattle’s waterways.