October 1, 2012

The Dirty Three at Neumos on Tuesday Night

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The Dirty ThreePhoto: Annabel Mehran
The Dirty Three

They come from a land down under.

After not releasing a studio album since 2005′s Cinder, Australia’s The Dirty Three have decided to put some of their side endeavors on brief pause in order to release their latest effort Toward the Low Sun. Surely, if you’re a fan of music at all, you’ve probably seen the Dirty Three name at some point in your life. If that isn’t the case then you’ve probably heard their music unknowingly. This isn’t a safe bet however. Maybe you’re someone that rarely leaves your house, rarely google chromes the internet and is hellbent on not allowing the opinions of other human beings influence your life. Fair enough.

My knowledge of The Dirty Three’s past discography is minimal. I’ve never owned any of their records, though countless friends and acquaintances have played them in my presence. Gentle readers, I am someone that hates describing how a band sounds when you can make a few clicks of a mouse or type in a few words and figure it out yourself. Music writers are mostly useless. The Dirty Three remind me of a small coffee shop in Burlington, Vermont by the name of Radio Bean. If you’ve visited the small, blissful town of Burlington then you know exactly what I’m talking about. On the other hand, I have not experienced the Dirty Three live yet. I have heard their performances can become quite intense. “Ferocity” is not an item you’ll find on the menu at Radio Bean.  Some have even said that seeing them on Tuesday night at Neumos might change my life. Who knows, maybe your life will change as a result as well?  Watch this weird video to inspire those winds of change.

The show starts at 9pm. Doors are at 8pm. Opening up for the Dirty Three is Scout Niblett. Tickets are $15 in advance.

July 15, 2009

Seattle Calendar Notes

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Grizzly Bear ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth

Some notable calendar listings have appeared in the past week or so we thought you might want to be aware of:

Grizzly Bear coming to the Moore Theater, Friday October 16th $23 – presale starts Thursday July 16 through the Moore. PW: KEXP.


Monotonix coming to Neumos September 19th $13 – 21+ – Tickets available at Ticketswest


Pearl Jam coming to Key Arena September 21st and 22nd $68 – Tickets go on sale to the General Public, Saturday July 18 at Ticketmaster.


The Dirty Three coming to the Crocodile September 18th $15 – 21+ – Get tickets from the Crocodile


Fruit Bats coming to the Crocodile August 20th $12 – 21+ – Get tickets from the Crocodile

MP3“Ruminant Band” by the Fruit Bats courtesy of Sub Pop


KEXP Summer Mural Concert Series at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater All these shows are free and all-ages, including the BBQ. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday 7/31, 5-8pm Blitzen Trapper Throw Me the Statue This week daytrotter posted their session with Blitzen Trapper.

Friday 8/7, 5-8pm Dyme Def Fresh Espresso

Saturday 8/8, 7th Annual KEXP BBQ! 2-9pm Dinosaur Jr Viva Voce Cymbals Eat Guitars Japandroids Born Anchors Champagne Champagne

Friday 8/14, 5-8pm The Dodos Army Navy We highly recommend streaming the Dodo’s new album Time to Die at timetodie.net.

Friday 8/21, 5-8pm Fruit Bats Johnny and the Moon