Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005

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  • News : Hands Like Houses at El Corazon

    Posted on by Karen Ready in News

    This Friday at El Corazon, Australian rock group, Hands Like Houses will kick off the Mindsweep Tour, with Enter Shikari as headliners. This date is the beginning of a long touring scheduling including most of the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. The band are promoting their recent record, Dissonants, released last February. It is guaranteed that this show […]


  • Gallery : The Ghost Inside at El Corazon

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    The Ghost Inside is a band who one can see countless times and walk away even more impressed than the last.


  • Gallery : Sworn In at Branx

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    Sworn In’s first trip to the Northwest came very close to not happening at all.


  • Gallery : Madness at the Core of Time Tour: GWAR and whitechapel at Showbox Sodo

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    I honestly do not have a lot to say about this tour/night. I had heard some pretty intense things about GWAR and how risky it could be as a photographer. I did a bit of YouTube research and saw tons of fake blood and other bodily fluids shooting out towards the crowd; I was less than stoked. Thankfully, my lack of camera protection ended up being okay, as long as I paid attention to the mechanism shooting out the fake blood while I was doing my thang. That being said, it was an awesome experience. whitechapel was nothing short of amazing; it is astounding to me just how loud and overwhelming (in the best kind of way) this band is and I am impressed each time I get to watch them. GWAR was overall, well, weird. Awesome, and totally weird. But, isn’t that the point? Enjoy the weird photos!


  • Gallery : The Right Back At It Again Tour at Showbox Sodo

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    The line emerging from the venue doors varied in all ages and sizes; everyone there for one reason. A Day to Remember’s headliner tour “Right Back At it Again” made its stop in Seattle and left all those attended with yet another show they will surely never forget. The tour was a massive one, with countless sold out shows in its route, but with the supporting line-up (Issues and Of Mice & Men) it wasn’t a surprise as to why.


  • Gallery : The Suppy Nation Tour at El Corazon

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    El Corazon was packed wall to wall for the Seattle stop of The Suppy Nation Tour. Featured on the line-up was The American Scene, Citizen, Tonight Alive and co-headliners Man Overboard and The Story So Far. With all the bands having a very strong fanbase, the show was quick to sell out the day of the show. Unfortunately, trying to shove dozens of anxious show-goers into a small venue doesn’t always go as planned which forfeits the chance of seeing some of the opening bands. I finally stepped foot into the venue as soon as The American Scene were finishing up. From what I could hear from outside the venue, the band sounded great and the fans seemed to enjoy them.


  • Gallery : The Brothers of Brutality at Studio Seven

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    The Brothers of Brutality rolled through Seattle, WA last month and it lived up to its name. The lineup included Emmure, Whitechapel, Unearth, Obey The Brave, The Plot In You & local openers Never Met a Deadman.


  • Gallery : Deck The Hall Ball at Key Arena

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    The Joy Formiddable opened the day – excuse me, evening. Nine bands means a start time of 3pm. Good thing I didn’t do my usual, sleep in until 1pm routine.


  • Gallery : Collide With The Sky Tour at El Corazon

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    The Collide With The Sky tour was one of the most unforgettable shows of 2012. I won’t lie, Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens are guilty pleasures of mine, but I was actually more excited to watch Hands Like Houses. They’re one of the most underrated bands around right now, but considering the giant venues this tour has been selling out, I’m assuming they’ll get closer to being a household name very soon. The show was sold out and had been for some time, which made me curious as to why a bigger venue wasn’t chosen. Oh well though, everyone fit and the venue was packed full twenty minutes after doors opened.


  • Gallery : The Alternative Press Tour at El Corazon

    Posted on by Karen Ready in Gallery

    When I arrived at El Corazon for the Alternative Press Tour, I was immediately surprised to learn that it wasn’t yet sold out. I mean, that’s awesome for late-comers who buy their tickets at the door, but I figured those bands could easily fill up the fair-sized theater.