Tonight in Seattle: Crimewave, Smile Brigade, and more

Bertie Magit / December 8, 2011

Tonight, Canada band Girlfriends and Boyfriends is playing at The Funhouse with support from Seattle band Crimewave and Red Liquid and Comet Tavern is hosting Seattle’s Backbeat night tonight featuring Smile Brigade, The Magic Mirrors, The West, and Dan Miles.

Also Tonight: Hot Bodies in Motion, Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights at The Tractor Tavern

Bertie Magit / November 23, 2011

Just so you know, the name Hot Bodies in Motion is not a reference to the invigorating yet relaxing physical practice of Bikram yoga. The band hot Bodies in Motion gave themselves that name because of its explicitly sexual reference. They make “baby-makin’ mammal funk, laced with old-school blues roots” and want everyone to know. This band is simply overflowing with soul and sounds a lot like the Seattle equivalent of The Black Keys. Grab a listen of the Hot Bodies in Motion at The Tractor Tavern on November 23 along with Kris Orkowski and Smokey Brights.

Crooked Fingers at The Crocodile 11/20

Bertie Magit / November 18, 2011

A lot of the time great pieces of art cannot be created by force. Eric Bachmann from Crooked Fingers took a very extreme version of this approach in creating his latest album. Instead of simply waiting for the creativity to flow, he decided to deny it entirely. However, he is now back to making music. His latest album ‘Breaks in the Armor’ is a new musical expression of vulnerability. Come to The Crocodile on November 20 to catch Crooked fingers with Strand of Oaks and special guest Shelby Earl!

Tonight in Seattle: Billy Idol Aid, Theoretics, and more

Bertie Magit / November 18, 2011

Doing anything particularly fun tonight? No? Here are some ideas: live hip-hop jazz funk band Theoretics is playing at the Triple Door. You could also party 80’s style for a good cause at Showbox at the Market with Billy Idol Aid, a fundraising event for American Red Cross and Northwest Harvest.

New Video: Hudson – “Against The Grain”

Bertie Magit / November 14, 2011

Indie folk musician Hudson from Melbourne, Australia recently released the music video for his song “Against The Grain” seen below. The video itself was made by fellow Australian Jonathan Chong, a filmmaker/animator who goes by VJ Dropbear. Within days of the videos release, Hudson received recognition from CBS and has already doubled his fan base on facebook. The song is very catchy and can be downloaded for free on Hudson’s bandcamp. The video for “Against The Grain” is a visually stimulating stop motion piece composed of vibrant colored pencils and little else. Watch the video for “Against The Grain” below and be entertained!

Poetry Northwest Benefit at Columbia City Theater on 11/13

Bertie Magit / November 11, 2011

As you probably already realize, supporting the arts is very important. On Sunday, November 13, you have the chance to support poetry, literature, and music at the Poetry Northwest Benefit, also known as the Poetry Northwest Fall Fundraiser & Hootenanny, and who doesn’t love a good hootenanny? This event will feature music by local bands Ghosts I’ve Met, Fan Fiction, and Corn Jail.