Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors | Seattle, WA, USA – 28 September to 1 October 2017.

“I write your name. Freedom.” Autumn has descended upon Seattle and the comforting morning chill lingers slightly through the day. The trees are turning colors. The Caribbean and Texas have been bashed by unusually strong hurricanes. North Korea and American “leadership” trade insults. Trump has surmounted his eighth month as president. And Belarus Free Theatre,…

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Paul McCartney | KeyArena, Seattle, WA, USA – April 17, 2016

Fun fact: my first concert, at age 12, was Paul McCartney. Rough, eh? I had spent weeks begging my parents and we negotiated an extra chores regime to pay back the cost of the ticket. Not sure if I ever got there (sorry, parents!)… Anyway, after first seeing him in Atlanta in 2002, I saw…

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Kishi Bashi | Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA – Jan. 27, 2015

  It was a stereotypical drizzly Seattle winter evening when I arrived at the Neptune Theatre. There was no line at the doors for the last show I attended there, so I was a little surprised to see a queue forming 20 minutes before doors opened. The set-up for this show—the first Kishi Bashi would…

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Zola Jesus | Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA – Jan. 08, 2015

It was a chilly, but luckily not rainy, afternoon in Seattle. That night, Zola Jesus was kicking off her 2015 tour with a show in her new hometown, which is also my new hometown. This show was going to be the first I’d see in Seattle, so I was unsure about what to expect from the…

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