Tonight in Seattle:  

Carrie Akre

Recommended Show: Carrie Akre (her last one in Seattle!) & Star Anna at The Croc {7/7}

The Crocodile is poised to break your hearts this Thursday {7/7} with a double dose of powerhouse female vocalists: the throaty, drop-dead gorgeous voice of grunge-Queen Ms. Carrie Akre (if you don't know who she is, look up HammerboxGoodness, and The Rockfords) and the amazingly raw and pretty tones of Star Anna. AND IT IS ONLY $10!!! What.

Akre is leaving Seattle to head to the midwest, and this is billed as her FINAL Seattle show (we can only hope that isn't entirely true), so y'all better get out there to hear how incredible she is one last time before she's gone. If you've never experienced her live, you have to. She will shake you the core, trust me.

I couldn't be more pleased about this pairing, because it seems like these two ladies are meant to play together - which is another argument for getting your butt down to The Croc, as you might never have another chance at that.

The Crocodile Presents
Carrie Akre (FINAL Seattle show) 
and Star Anna
Thursday, July 7
Door @8, 21+, $10 Adv/$12 day of

{Star Anna is also playing earlier in the eve on 7/7 at the Kenmore Summer Concert series, and plays 7/9 @Wine, Women and Song, 7/10 @the Ballard Seafood Fest, and has a record release party on 7/12 @Easy St in West Seattle. Whew - that woman is busy!}



Tonight's recommended show: John Roderick, Carrie Akre and surprise guests gather to help elect Dow

Tonight's show at the Crocodile brings together things political action and eminent indie rock entertainers to raise awareness and, more tangibly, funds for the political campaign to elect Dow Constantine King County Executive.

The event is hosted with by a long list of local luminaries (including but not limited to Krist Novoselic, Gene Stout, and Kyla Fairchild) who have gathered a exceptionally fine line-up of guests to take the stage.


Photo Essay: "Awesome" with Memphis Radio Kings and 2 amazing Carries

I'll take any chance I get to see "Awesome" in action and their recent show was a great example of why I love this band so much. They headlined a great night at Neumos with Carrie Akre, Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers and The Memphis Radio Kings.


Imaginary Interview: Carrie Akre

Carrie Akre and her son, Orion. Photos by Kyle Johnson

Carrie & Orion.

Goodness plays a big reunion show this Saturday at the Showbox! Both Carrie and igDana have babysitters for the big night.


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Northwest goodness at the Georgetown Music Festival

There is plenty of Friday and Saturday afternoon to catch the route 60, 131, 134, or 170 to catch this little festival with a big Northwest line-up.


Goodness Reunion!!!

I just saw this bulletin posted by Carrie Akre on MySpace and I'm sure that it will excite quite a few people out in Imaginary Land.


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New releases for the week, from Easy Street Records

This week's new releases looks like some kinds of flashback or a Halloween trick, but alas it's true: Arrested Development, Backstreet Boys, Blues Traveler, and Britney are all back with new records.


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Carrie Akre — ...Last the Evening

Carrie Akre -- ...Last the Evening
This is her strongest and most consistent record. For an artist to put out a record at this stage in her career is certainly admirable; but to make one as good overall as this one is nothing short of special.


Carrie Akre, Critters Buggin', Infomatik, Kinski, Reggie Watts, The Supersuckers, The Walkabouts — Out of the Rain Compilation: Seattle's Musicians for Seattle's Youth

Out of the Rain" Compliation — Seattle's Musicians for Seattle's Youth
But are you reading this web-page looking for worthy causes to support? You there — in the black — YOU are? Well, here's one then!


Carrie Akre

photo: Bootsy Holler

at EMP's Sky Church

The show began with a wacka-wacka funk instrumental funk beat that I swear was the theme song to "Shaft"... and then Carrie began to sing.