Tonight in Seattle: Delta Rae, Ghosts I’ve Met, Helena and more!Posted by Jessica Kaminski
With a southern soul, luscious melodies and driving pulsing rhythms, Delta Rae delivers a performance that feels part drum corps, part gospel revival. Their sound is truly synergistic —each piece works to create a sonic presences that is imposing in size, yet alluring in its depth and quality. Barboza on July 3 offers an opportunity to see this six piece from North Carolina in an intimate setting. An opportunity that might be fleeting given the buzz around this band.
Ghosts I’ve Met will be warming the audience up with steadfast storytelling sewn into melodies and harmonies that will hang in your ears with the comfort of a well worn pair of jeans. Sam Watts’ vocals are thoughtful and introspective. His songwriting and performance have been described by NPR as “the heartbreaking calm after a turbulent storm.”
Singer songwriter Helena will be lighting the torch for the evening’s festivities. Her music conjures fanciful images and evoke a sense of adventure. Grounded in synth -driven pop, Helena strives to remind listeners of “a time when they felt free and happy.” Free and happy seems like a good way to start Tuesday’s show at Barboza.
If you are looking to sport your cowboys boots and work on your country swagger, then the Tractor is where it is at. Tuesday evening will feature a smokin’ lineup of down-home harmonies. The show will feature Seattle artist Deception Past, Ryan Purcell and The Last Round and 1Uppers —a band all about sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits.
Smokin’ and Drinkin’ — a Tribute to MCA @ The Sunset | 7/3 | 9pm | Free |21+
The Beastie Boys are a cultural icon and musical staple for many people. The passing of MCA was devastating news to music lovers everywhere. Pay your respects and honor the memory of MCA Tuesday night at The Sunset. They will be holding a tribute to the late emcee. It will be a blow out dance party filled with DJ’s spinning Beastie Boys tunes . Costumes are encouraged, so pick your favorite Beastie Boys era, dress accordingly and spend the evening remembering a great musician and humanitarian.