Tonight in Seattle:  

Cave Singers

Did you catch our post on Daily Candy yesterday?

{Matt and Kim at Sasquatch! by Christopher Nelson}

True story!

The fine folks over at Daily Candy featured a playlist of ours, on the heels of Imaginary Victoria's what-you-can't-miss-at-Sasquatch post we ran last week. It's a quick drive-by of some local (and farther-reaching) favorites that we're excited to see this weekend, and includes tracks from Yellow Ostrich, Pickwick, THEESatisfaction, Hey Marseilles, We Are Augustines, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Damien Jurado, The Cave Singers, and more!

Pop on over to Daily Candy's site to check it out -- there's even a playlist with (most) of the tracks that you can spin(?) on Spotify.

{Photo by Christopher Nelson.}

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Let's Nic at Nite with Hey Marseilles, Pearly Gate Music, star-tastic silent auctions and more for a good cause

2010.07.29: Hey Marseilles @ The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
{Hey Marseilles photo by Jason Tang from the Imaginary Photo Pool}

Huge thanks to the folks that have put together the Nic at Nite party for letting us share a special invitation to their big soiree on Monday, May 23rd at the Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave E ) in Capitol Hill. The evening is a celebration and fundraiser for Nicole Pieratt, amazing Seattle stylist, lady, etc. Earlier this year, Nicole was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer (at the age of 27) and has spent the last few months in treatment. To mark this special milestone, a group of her fans and friends have organized a fancy party complete with performances and silent auction prizes featuring a who's who of Seattle:

Special Live Performances by:
Hey Marseilles
Pearly Gate Music
DJ Erika White

Silent Auction Contributions from:
Mathews Winery, Mark Ryan Winery, Sub Pop, Teatro Zinzanni, Pacific Northwest Ballet, autographed works by Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson, photographic prints by Hayley Young, original artwork by Stacey Rozich, Drew Christie, Daniel Carillo, autographed vinyl from The Cave Singers, Campfire, Ok, and many more

Autographed vinyl! Original artwork and photographic prints! Sub Pop!

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The Moondoggies and The Cave Singers at the Showbox

Moondoggies photo by Christopher Nelson

at Showbox at the Market

You can guess the ambience in the Showbox on an early November Friday night, especially once you add key details like these: The Moondoggies were holding down the second slot on a 3-band bill, prepping the crowd for the Cave Singers as both bands warm their engines for road swings.

Yes, there was rain – slightly Old Testament at times, pelting First and Pike. Yes, there scads of people seeking dry land and the solace of a locavore night of rock n roll. And the Moondoggies, who refer to themselves as the “Everett Shit Kickers” in their liner note on the stellar new disc, Tidelands, leaned in and let fly to warm the room.

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Guestlist best of 2009: Scott Giampino of the Triple Door

Photo by Hot Avocados Photography

With End of Year listmaking being the favorite holiday pasttime for a lot of us around here, we asked some of our local music friends to submit their own top 10 lists this year. The first to return theirs was Scott Giampino, the talent buyer at the Triple Door. His list (in no particular order, he says) is after the jump.

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GIVE-ing season arrived this week -- with a 30+ track local artist compilation

Fresh off the presses from our inboxes comes this week's launch of GIVE -- 30 downloadable tracks from a variety of Seattle artists, who are donating their songs to benefit Arts Corps and local area foodbanks. The $7.00 (!) compilation, which was produced, curated, and funded by Caffe Vita, will be available online here. Physical compilations can be picked up at all Caffe Vita locations, Easy Street Records, Sonic Boom Records, University Book Store, The Crocodile, EMP, Neumo's, and Sorrento Hotel. The in-hand compilations will include a physical card with a redemption code for the download, and a prettied-up sleeve to make it a ready-to-give present.

Here's the full track listing -- nearly all of which are exclusive to the compilation:

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Latest comment by: John in Ballard: "Yeah this looks like a pretty good compilation...especially for only $7! I think that Tea Cozies song is "corner store girls", one of my favorites from Hot Probs. I can't remember what the TMTS song is, but I'm sure it's good. "

Cave Singers at Neumos

at Neumos

Photo by Jason Tang

I was absolutely thrilled to get a last minute add to The Cave Singers CD release party for their new album, Welcome Joy, at Neumo's on Saturday night. But wait, didn't the record come out like in August? Actually I didn't  give a damn, bring on my lumberjack swain. Incidentally, other very prominent local lumberjacks were in attendance. Free chewing tobacco if you can guess who!

After an initial warmup by Maple Valley locals, Feral Children (I love their album Second To The Last Frontier),  The Cave Singers took the stage with "Leap" from the new album. Quirk was in good form, his funny little dance  moves punctuating every nuance of his howly voice. "Leap" was a perfect song to begin with, it builds from simplicity to a very complex composition, encompassing all the things that make lumberjack rock great: shuffly,  train-tracky drum, simple blues guitar stylings and plenty of harmonica, hugely appreciated by the sold-out crowd.

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Bated Breath for new Cave Singers release

This may be a little early. And I'm definitely too excited about this. But, Beach House, The Cave Singers first mp3 for their album coming out this August, is up on Matador's website. Ever since I heard some of their new songs live at Neumos in February, I've been craving more. The songs they played live were infectious and beautiful and I was humming them without knowing what they were for days afterwards.

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