Seattle Styles Find Fans at the 506October 29, 2013 at 6:00 am
My favorite thing about concerts in small venues (and simultaneously my least favorite thing) is that awkward semi-circle of vacant space that sometimes materializes in front of the stage. It’s like a bubble of audience hesitation, a buffer that persists until the opening band is finished wooing—although sometimes it isn’t until the next band comes [...]
Taking Stock of ShakoriOctober 23, 2013 at 10:30 am
How on earth are you supposed to communicate an experience with writing anyway? In a neat list of events, chronologically ordered? In one-word sentences and eclectic artsy sentence fragments? In a rapid series of photo captions and hash tags? Personally, I prefer the anecdote. We were looking for a fire to warm ourselves on Friday, [...]
34th Eno River Festival Brings Music, CommunityJuly 17, 2013 at 5:42 am
It’s astounding how rapidly a kind of casual but close community comes together and coalesce naturally around an event like the Eno River Music Festival.
Ex Cops, Reviewed at Local 506June 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm
It’s a lazy Sunday on Franklin Street that is oddly quiet, taken up with an impressive reverent silence only interrupted by the occasional…
Morning Brigade Plays The StationJune 6, 2013 at 5:03 am
They have the harmonic and rhythmic precision of Mumford & Sons and a lyrical complexity approaching that of the Decemberists or Sufjan Stevens.
Ritter Plays Cat’s for the CrowdMay 24, 2013 at 5:41 am
Josh Ritter is constantly in awe. His face lights up with joy and surprise every time he can tell the audience knows his lyrics.