Summer is typically the best season for concerts, but that
doesn’t mean fall and winter are slumming it when it comes to
packing some awesome club and arena rock shows.
Here’s where you’ll find me the next few weeks:
My Morning Jacket @ McCaw Hall Sept. 28
I know very little about MMJ. But I have always been
curious about their live show because I have heard so many good
things about it. My buddy had an extra ticket and I couldn’t say no
when he offered it up. Plus, “Evil Urges” was a surprise favorite
for me this summer.
Cold War Kids @ Showbox at the Market Sept.
Like I mentioned earlier this week, I saw these guys at
Sasquatch! and was highly impressed. I’ve
listened to the new record about a half dozen
times and it doesn’t resonate with me the same way the band’s last
record did, but maybe after a few more listens I will like it more.
I suppose I had better get to liking it since it’s likely CWK will
play a lot of new material at the Showbox.
ReverbFEST in Ballard Oct. 4
I attended last year’s
ReverbFEST and it was a blast. What made it so
much fun was that all the acts were local and all the shows took
place in Ballard, one of my favorite western Washington locales.
This year I am really excited to see Team Gina and my new favorite
local band SHIM. I am sure I will discover plenty more excellent
local gems while venue hopping and drinking beer throughout the
Weezer at KeyArena Oct. 11
I’m a Weezer fan and this will be my third time seeing the band
play KeyArena. The first time was pretty mediocre and the second
time was probably the best =W= show I’ve seen, so it will be
interesting to see what the group’s tour behind the surprisingly
pretty decent “Red Album” will bring. What’s that? You don’t like
the “Red Album?” Well, id you can’t crack a smile while listening
to “The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived” then you simply don’t like