Don’t Panic – Sweat Out Your Fever at the Showbox Panic! At The Disco Who: It has been nearly a decade since their first album shattered any rules or guidelines layed out for a band trying to create a successful breakthrough, and Panic! At the Disco has since showed the world their capabilities of pushing creativity to new heights. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out oozed their natural gift for experimental instrumentation and it wasn’t long before these boys from Las Vegas were being

A Raunchy Christmas Adventure at the Triple Door

Land of Sweets Nutcracker

Who: If you’re looking for a sweet cookie cutter performing arts experience this season, well this one just isn’t for you. Classic ballet and burlesque legend Lily Verlaine pairs up with jack of all trades musician/performer Jasper McCann for an anything but traditional rendition of the Nutcracker. Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker is in its 8th season at the Triple Door, and will satisfy newcomers and delight returning patrons as this year has some surprise twists and turns, with an all star cast from


Get Shameless with Lissie at the Crocodile


Who:  The first time I saw Lissie  perform was at Bumbershoot this summer and I was instructed to deck out of Alt-J just a skoch early so as NOT to miss the throaty blonde cover Kid Cudi’s Pursuit of Happiness. Lissie did not disappoint, engaging the crowd with that fierce glass gargling voice and I’m sure I’m not the first to say her live set would give Stevie Nicks a run for her money. Elisabeth “Lissie”

Grab your food and liquor for some old school love at the Showbox.

Lupe Fiasco

Who: Born and raised in Chicago, IL Wasalu Muhammad, better known as Lupe Fiasco, always struggled with the tug of war he associated with the Food and Liquor marts close to home; the food symbolizing his inner peace with family and friends, and the liquor… well he’s tried to control the liquor. Lupe Fiasco is an artist through and through, never relying on anyone’s opinion to deter his

Free Concert Giveaway Series: Empire of the Sun is Alive at the Paramount Wednesday October 23rd


Who: After headlining several festivals this summer, Australian duo Empire of the Sun are finally embarking on a North American tour to celebrate the release of their first album in 5 years, Ice on the Dune. When Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, the electronic powerhouse men of the sun released their first

Free Concert Giveaway Series: The Paper Kites Take Down the Tractor Tavern Tuesday October 22nd

The paper Kites

Who: I seem to fall for anything Australian, but after listening to Bloom on repeat and reviewing their blunt autobiography via Facebook: “Hello we’re The Paper Kites. We play songs” I appreciate the sincerity of The Paper Kites   and love their new album States, recently released in the US. Bandmates Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Sam Rasmussen and Josh Bentley all played in separate bands before Christina and Sam were invited to perform at a festival and pulled the others along with them; the conversation to

Labor Day for some is the concluding three day weekend to soak up those last summer rays, but for those of us who stick around Seattle rain or shine it’s finally time for the largest music and arts festival in the nation. Or maybe anywhere. The 43rd annual Bumbershoot Festival is nearly here, and if you’re sticking around the city it’s a must experience event for Seattleites of all ages. Over 100,000 people flock to the Seattle Center every year to enjoy the best in comedy, film, theater, and of course every

Get Your Groove on at Sunset Tavern!


Who: When a friend of mine told me her brother was in a band coming to town and suggested I check them out, I’ll admit I had my doubts. But after listening to these guys and knowing that the Sunset Tavern booked them with high regard, my ears perked up and my interest peeked – and yours should too! CHAPPO can only be described as a collaboration between four men determined to