Planning ahead for summer fun—locally + globally.
Our favorite PNW season is nearly upon us, so we’re doing all we can get to get properly prepared. This weekend we’re giving you three things to consider—some opportunities happen just on the other side of Lake Washington, others are popping up across a much larger pond.
Planning for a full season of music at the zoo and beyond.
Recently there have been plenty of roster unveilings for exciting events ranging from the Seattle International Film Festival (taking place May 18 to June 11, tickets on sale now) to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival (which returns July 12 through 14). Earlier this week, Bumbershoot also revealed its anticipated lineup; 3-day passes go on sale Friday, May 4, at noon.
Together, the La Isla Foundation and Opera on Tap Seattle will co-sponsor a concert, Canciones para Puerto Rico (“Songs for Puerto Rico” in Spanish), taking place this Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. to sponsor and provide supplies for two patient rooms in a free clinic in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.
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!
Check out these upcoming can’t-miss concerts.
We’re so happy that March is nearly here for many reasons. One of the most exciting? An intriguing lineup of shows that will fill venues across town with hopeful melodies and inspiring sounds. Here are just a few to keep on your radar.
A favorite musician returns to Fremont Abbey this weekend.
Oh happy day(s)! Langhorne Slim has come back our way. Not only is Sean Scolnick one of the most passionate musicians you might ever get the privilege of seeing onstage; he also happens to be one of the kindest souls around. Last week we enjoyed some lovely phone catch-up, and here’s what the easy-going singer-songwriter had to say.
A treasured Washington talents shifts gears to get back on track.
This past September, local artist Noah Gundersen released his third studio album, a 13-track compilation called “White Noise.” Commenting on this huge departure from some of his earlier work, EARMILK noted that, “Noah Gundersen has traded in his traditional acoustic crooning for something a little louder and edgier.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “Moving away from the confessional, singer-songwriter fare that made up his first two LPs, he began treading in more ambiguous, metaphorical waters.”
Anyone who saw the opening act for Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers at The Gorge this summer likely walked away with an unexpected new music crush. The Stranger has called John Craigie “…the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge,” and any concert goer who’s experienced him live can attest to the fact that the guy is talented, charming and just plain funny. If you’re wise, you’ll catch him at The Triple Door on Tuesday, December 5 (or in other PNW locales throughout December).
Music with soul comes to the Neptune this Sunday.
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than simply a passion. His journey has been a rich one, and we’re thrilled to host him here at Neptune Theatre this Sunday, November 12. As he launches The Fruitful Darkness, his first independent release, we caught up with Trevor to ask some questions about life—then and now.
Concerts worth streaming online (and a few to see in person, too)
Do you love music but not the hassle of concert queues and packed venues? Well, do we have news for you. Plenty of new offerings this season allow you to enjoy groovy tunes from the ease and coziness of your own home. See below for some of our favorite findings.