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possible September shows

Both July and August were lacking in shows that I was eager to see - in July I most wanted to see Kinski's CD release show, but that was the night before my parents left; this month there's just a general lack of good shows, although I did happily find out about Library Science's show in time to go see them. At the Library Science show, John remarked that he'd like to go see more shows and would like to know when I decide on my monthly show. That also made me realize I should start looking at the September shows now so I can plan accordingly. As usual, the three imaginary girls calendar listings provide a good first look at what's coming up down the road - and it looks like there's several good shows to choose from in September:
  • Sat, 09/10 @ Crocodile "KEXP Benefit" - Bobby Bare Jr./50 Ft Wave/Tom Brosseau/The Pale Pacific/Ian Knapp
  • Wed, 09/14 @ Neumo's - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club/Mark Gardener {Ride}
  • Fri, 09/16 @ Showbox - Royksopp/Annie
  • Sat, 09/17 AND Sun, 09/18 @ Paramount Theatre - Dead Can Dance
  • Fri, 09/30 @ Neumo's - Idlewild/Inara George, @ El Corazon - The Cranes (Edit: that tour's been postponed)

I never bothered to get tickets for Dead Can Dance, but it seems there may still be some available. On the other hand it's $29.50 plus service charges just for the "third mezzanine" (aka highest balcony), and I'd be very surprised if there were any seats available lower down.

Additionally, there's Bumbershoot, the Labor Day weekend music and arts festival. There's definitely one event at Bumbershoot I don't want to miss: Smart: Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Mike Doughty, and the Transatlantic Orchestra in a Benefit for 826 Seattle, Saturday, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ McCaw Hall. Any time Sarah Vowell's in town, it's an event to attend. Hmm, too bad there doesn't seem to be much else on Saturday, except the Fading Collection are playing Saturday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm @ Toasted Head Northwest Court Lounge. (Check out the Fading Collection's website too, it looks cool.) That's good, I already have one of their albums and like it a lot, and I've been meaning to check them out live but haven't managed to do so yet. Hmm, there are some interesting possibilities on the other days too, but I don't feel that keen on going by myself every day. If anyone's interested, I should point out that advance ticket prices go up on August 26 - a one-day pass is now $18 but goes up to $28, while a two-day pass is now $30 but goes up to $45 - so now's the time to buy.

Anyhow, after a rather slow summer musically, it looks like I could take in quite a lot of music next month, which is pretty cool.

Oh, and I did update my previous entry to include my review of Wednesday's show, if you're curious.



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Aug. 13th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
fast summer!
Hey, I didn't think it was a slow summer musically. Wagner rules (especially when you get free tickets).

Aug. 15th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
Hey, Inara George! I'm digging her smart little "Genius". Sounds like you already know her, but if not you can listen to her album full through at CDBaby. She reminds me of Suzanne Vega. Oh... and quick Google tells me I'm only the umpteenth person to make that comparison. Enjoy!

Was Rufus sold out at Chateau St. Michelle? Maybe he's not your style.

Aug. 15th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hey Meredith! Welcome!

Actually, I don't know anything about Inara George; if I went to the show, it would be for Idlewild (Brit-pop type stuff). But I'll have to check out that album and see what I think.

I'm not into Rufus - I'm sure I've heard his stuff before, but I couldn't tell you a single thing he plays, which means he just hasn't caught my interest - but I do like Ben Folds. I think I just assumed that anything at a place called Chateau St. Michelle Winery must be expensive.... [Googles up their web page]... and I'd be right, although that show - "only 100 tickets left!" is only $29.50 for general admission, which isn't completely insane.
Aug. 15th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Dead Can Dance
I think our tickets were like $30 when we saw DCD in Boulder. we were on the floor 6 rows from stage. it was a small venue. There is no show quite like a DCD show. its amazing. When lisa takes center stage and starts singing, the world shakes a little bit. then she cracks out the mallets and takes to the dulcimer like some 'guitar god' shredding. its awesome! they are just impressive... I've not seen BRMC, wouldn't care to see Royksopp... I would like to see idlewild, but more recent stuff hasn't been as good as that early CD of theirs... and the Cranes well... back to our other thread is goth dead?

so, I'd see DCD... even 3 floors up. odd that in the denver area they played such a small venue, when now (no longer in their prime) they play something that big in Seattle.
Aug. 15th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Dead Can Dance
I do want to see BRMC. I'm not sure about Royksopp although I do have one of their albums.

All I know by Idlewild is "Roseability" though I've heard on KEXP whatever their new single is, whereas I have an album by the Cranes and would really like to see them. However, I just looked at the El Corazon site and was surprised to see no listing for the Cranes show, so I Googled up a fan forum and discovered the announcement that they've postponed their tour until the spring. So it looks like there's no choice required that night after all.
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