Upstream Music Festival Looks to Promote Local Talent

On May 11-13, Upstream will conduct its inaugural festival, bringing together acts from all over the Pacific Northwest to showcase their talents. In a phone interview, Executive Producer Jeff Vetting shed some light on what to expect for attendees. IMAGE COURTESY OF UPSTREAM MUSIC FEST + SUMMIT Upstream Music Fest + Summit takes place on […]

Las Cafeteras Visit Seattle from East LA

Strobe lights focused on the tarima, which was placed at the center of the stage. VIA RAFAEL CARDENAS The tarima is a wooden platform that is used in traditional Son Jarocho music. Typically, one dances on the rectangular tarima wearing heeled shoes or boots. This zapateado dance, creating a percussive sound, adds to the music. […]

British Blossoms Play on American Soil

Tom Ogden looked up from his guitar between songs. “This is the most intimate show we’ve done in a long time,” the singer said coyly to the crowd of roughly 40 people. ELISE WANG • THE SPECTATOR England’s rising band, Blossoms, performs at the Vera Project during their first stop in the U.S. “Intimate” is certainly […]

Radiohead Pull out Oddities and Old Favorites at KeyArena

Any Radiohead listener has their favorite album, and only a few other bands match the level of intensity that fans have towards their favorite record. The new age “A Moon Shaped Pool” and “The King of Limbs” junkies clutch their polished CDs tight, while “Kid A” and “The Bends” advocates shout about how much they […]

The Middle Kids: Coming up From Down Under

There seems to be a recent wave of Australian musicians hitting the global stage or, at least, hitting my Spotify playlists. The Middle Kids are no exception and with their new EP, are demonstrating a sound that is anything but childish. VIA DOMINORECORDCO The Middle Kids in the music video for their hit single, Edge […]

Student Bands Compete for Spot at Quadstock 2017

Their palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on the stage, mom’s spaghetti. It’s Battle of the Bands. Are you ready? MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR Each year the Student Events and Activities Council at Seattle University helps solidify the traditions of Homecoming by hosting the Battle of the Bands. The Battle […]

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