February 17, 2012

Caught a Damien Jurado Cover Last Night, Catching the Real Deal Tonight

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Pickwick

Pickwick at the Neptune Theater ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth

For last night’s very sold out Little Big Show benefiting ArtsCorps, Pickwick was no doubt the main attraction. But in the bigger picture this week has been about the release of Damien Jurado’s 10th LP titled Maraqopa. All this week the Seattle Times Andrew Matson has been premiering four bands who committed a Jurado cover to tape in honor of the occasion and his past efforts, a song a day. And of the four chosen, Pickwick of course went after the deepest cut. With the Mayor in the crowd and the “Godfather” himself watching from sidestage, for the encore’s first two minutes Pickwick ominously covered “I am the Greatest of all Liars” live for the first time, and then let loose on “The Ostrich.” Now that’s what I call an encore.

Take a moment yourself to download all the covers from Matson’s Blog, that also includes covers by Jeremy Enigk, Dolorean’s Al James, and the Head & The Heart’s Jon Russell.

For tonight’s nearly sold out record release show also at the Neptune Theater, Jurado will be premiering his new band, and in the spirit of Maraqopa, we’re likely to hear a similarly more developed take on songs old and new. Probably more new though as Jurado has now shed the shackles of the singer-songwriter and strives for something much, much more ambitious. Whatever he’s doing he continues to sound utterly original while doing it. Be smart and show up early tonight to snag one of the remaining tickets and catch openers Bryan John Appleby and Gold Leaves.

June 22, 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate Reunites, Again

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Jumping on the reunion band wagon and confirming lots and lots of speculation is Seattle’s own Sunny Day Real Estate.

Of course, this isn’t the first Sunny Day Real Estate reunion, but supposedly bassist Nate Mendel will be taking part in this reunion.

So far only two shows have been announced, October 16th at the Paramount and an earlier date of October 13th at The Filmore for our San Francisco readers.

Will you be buying tickets to see Jeremy Enigk and the rest of Sunny Day Real Estate?

Tip ‘o’the Hat: to The End/KNDD

December 27, 2006

This Weekend in Live Music

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What a weekend, huh? Blue Scholars and Common Market are bringing hip hop back in this town. Wild Sweet Orange is Abbey’s new favorite band. Dusty 45′s is a local rockabilly whirlwind always worth seeing. And I still haven’t seen one of my favorite discoveries of this year, Slender Means. I’ll probably be missing that as we’re trying to go to a house party show for a couple of bands that we like on New Years Eve. Choices, choices.

December 29 – Dusty 45′s, West Valley Highway, The Histronaughts – The Tractor Tavern – $10 – 9pm December 30 – Blue Scholars, Common Market – Neumos – All Ages December 30 – Jeremy Enigk, Wild Sweet Orange, Pablo, Catfish Haven, The Village Green – Chop Suey – $20 – doors open at 5pm December 31 - Blue Scholars, Common Market – Neumos – 21+ December 31 – Harvey Danger, Slender Means, Awesome – The Crocodile – $20 December 31 – Jeremy Enigk, Wild Sweet Orange, Walter Meego, The Ettes – Chop Suey – $25