Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005

  • Posts by Björk Del Riego

  • News : Preview- Sales at The Crocodile 11/20

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    Our favorite Floridians come to town this Sunday! Sales, a mellow group consisting of Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, will be headlining The Crocodile accompanied by hometown faves Tangerine! If you’re unfamiliar with Sales think lo-fi sound with deep brilliant lyrics in short melodies leaving you hungry for more. The duo released their first self titled LP on April 20th (the best unofficial birthday gift I’ve ever received) and have proved yet again that they are artists to keep your eye on. They have sold out many of their stops while on this tour- meaning if you hope to join in on the fun you better get your tickets now!

  • Gallery : Haunted Summer at Barboza 01/13

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    I arrived to Barboza a little later than I would have liked, I think it’s fair to say Seattle traffic hasn’t been on our side lately. I was in time to catch the beginning of Portland’s Sama Dams set- a wonderful group who switched a bit between male and female vocalists. I couldn’t quite put my finger on who the male vocalist’s voice reminded me of but it was a very familiar sound. All around the first band I caught was a great pointer to the talent I was going to experience for the night.

  • Interview : Haunted Summer

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    Big things are in store for California’s Haunted Summer- between a headlining tour and the long awaited release of their full-length album the band is about to blow everyone away. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet up with Bridgette Moody and John Seasons during their stop in Seattle for their headlining show at our beloved Barboza. The bright couple were some of the easiest people I’ve ever talked to, here’s what they shared with us!

  • News : Preview- Tomorrow! Haunted Summer at Baboza

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    California pair, Haunted Summer comes to take the Barboza stage tomorrow night with their melodic psychedelic sounds. If you haven’t heard of the duo, they create some of the most intriguingly haunting music between layers of sultry guitar and enchanting vocals with an electronic twist. A perfect weeknight show to let yourself sink into some beautiful sounds while consuming some Barboza cocktails!

  • Gallery : AlunaGeorge at The Crocodile 10/18

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    Sundays are usually reserved for Netflix binging and sweatpant lounging- but who says you cant rock sweatpants on a stage and still look like an absolute rock star? That’s exactly what Aluna Francis did this past Sunday during AlunaGeorge’s stop at our beloved Crocodile and -as if she wasn’t already- she is now my everything goals.

  • Interview : Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge

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    Earlier this week I had a chance to chat with Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge, if you haven’t heard of the producer-singer duo take a second to catch up because they are just getting started. Taking the world by storm with their first album “Body Music” alongside features with artists like DJ Snake and Jack Ü, AlunaGeorge is making their presence impossible to ignore.

  • News : Stream Isabella Du Graf’s debut single “So Beautiful”

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    In an era of upbeat pop we forget about our soul singers, our jazz vocalists and our talented composers. Isabella Du Graf is one of Seattle’s biggest gems. Her smooth dreamy vocals wrap around slow jazz creating some of the most wonderful music. This beautifully delicate debut single “So Beautiful” is now available to stream on her SoundCloud and it is just the beginning as Du Graf announced that she will be releasing an album, four years in the making. Take a listen, leave her some birthday love and expect an incredible album!

  • Gallery : Toro Y Moi at Neumos 9/20

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    There is no better candidate to open a Toro y Moi show than Anthony Ferraro- who plays keys for Toro’s touring band. Anthony’s group- Astronauts, etc. is the perfect pairing for this tour, bringing cool slow melodic dream pop to the swaying crowd. The rising quintet combines groovy guitar sounds and subtle drum beats to compliment Ferrero’s soft vocals and synth. Astonauts, etc. proved themselves to be artists to watch with their release of the album “Mind Out Wandering” just days before the beginning of tour. Hopeful for a headlining show from these guys soon!

  • Interview : Erik Chandler of Bowling For Soup

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    As festival season ceases, bands begin touring headlining shows (thank you concert gods), and the most exciting part is more interviews! Kicking off September is my brief chat with Erik Chandler, bassist of the most legendary Bowling For Soup.

  • Staff Blog : Capitol Hill Block Party Preview- Björk

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    Ah, finally my dear friends I have the ability to drink in the comfort of my own home and walk a couple blocks to be on festival grounds. Capitol Hill Block Party is here! Blessing us with a densely populated 8 blocks- this year is going to be nothing short of awesome with a stacked line-up of kick ass acts. Here’s the top 3 artists I’m most excited for this year;