The Beatles

  • Sammy Rae & The Friends: “I didn’t want to be a solo artist…” (10/3 at World Café Live)

    “It’s rare to see such a large project, and it’s nice to see a lot of people all care about each other at the same time,” says Sammy Rae, frontwoman of Sammy Rae & The Friends, while describing her band.  She goes on to say, “I think it’s really...
  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • Bandits on the Run: “We try to cultivate a sense of community”

    “Recently we were playing a gig in New Jersey and the promoter said Now Is The Time made him feel inspirational, and that’s always our intention, so that was really cool,” says Regina Strayhorn, accordionist, melodica player, glockenspieler, and one-third of Bandits on the Run, a folksy, Brooklyn-based, indie...
  • The Return of Heartless Bastards (10/1 at World Café Live)

    2021 sees the return of bluesy, folksy, garagey Americana rockers Heartless Bastards.  A Beautiful Life, their first album since 2015’s Restless Ones, drops September 10th courtesy of Sweet Unknown Records/Thirty Tigers.  This current iteration of Heartless Bastards has singer/songwriter/mainperson Erika Wennerstrom (who released her first solo record, Sweet Unknown,...
  • Frances Lion Talks Linda Perry, Home, and T-Shirts and Fishnets

    Last month a new partnership between legendary songwriter and producer Linda Perry and Repost released its first single, “Home,” by British singer/songwriter Frances Lion.  The song is a bold folk anthem recorded during lockdown and inspired by Lion’s hometown of Hampshire, England.  It was produced by her own brother...
  • Chelsea Collins: “I’m just a sad kid making music in my room.”

    “I always try to look like a schoolgirl version of Harley Quinn.  I actually get most of my fashion inspiration from fictional characters,” says Chelsea Collins.  Upon first glance, Chelsea Collins resembles a cross between an icon of TRL and the starlet of a ‘60s exploitation film.  Her sex...
  • The Wild Reeds Would Like You To Be On Your Feet (4/9 at WCL)

    Although we have nothing against The Lone Bellow or Wild Child (we’ve actually covered them quite a bit), and Union Transfer is certainly one of our favorite places in the city, we must admit that we’re quite anxious to have indie folk poppers The Wild Reeds back at a...
  • “Get into the mash pit!” with Wimps, Tonight at B&S

    Last month Seattle trio Wimps, hailed by The Stranger as, “Almost-catchier-than-the-Beatles,” released their third LP, Garbage People, likely the best punk album of the year.  The album, which dropped courtesy of Kill Rock Stars, resembles many of the label’s most legendary accomplishments (perhaps none more so than Bratmobile), in...
  • Sound&Shape: “Nice and loud and easy to latch onto”

    This Monday, August 13th, Sparta (led by At The Drive-In alum Jim Ward) are playing a surprisingly cozy show at Johnny Brenda’s (Sorry, it’s sold out), after taking quite the hiatus (They’ve released a couple of songs in the past year, but their last album remains Threes, released way...