Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005
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    1. Gallery : Ryn Weaver At Neumos 7/17

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      With a soft and sweet tone reminiscent of the sisters of Eisley, the float-y textures of Florence and The Machine, and the production edge of Lorde – Ryn Weaver creates a unique brand of alternative indie-pop that sounds fresh and familiar all at once.


    2. Gallery : Kelly’s favorite showtos; Yes we’re still talking about 2014

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      Hello and welcome to another exciting edition of “stuff we like,” featuring my own self aggrandizing selection of photographs and reflection. Also attempts to be poetic. This will be the last of our best-of posts, so here’s to you and everyone on staff, and happy 2015! We are approaching TEN YEARS OF EXISTENCE in June and will need to celebrate accordingly… so who wants to play our anniversary show?


    3. Gallery : MusicFestNW ends summer in Portland

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      Although our current weather status would disagree, Portland’s summer has finally come to an end but not before a 3-month-long music blowout with festivals ranging from coast to coast. A beloved event held so dear to the hearts of those in the City of Roses is the annual MusicFestNW held at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park downtown. This year’s waterfront-rager included acts such as Girl Talk, Phantogram, Spoon, and HAIM; only to be playing while you grab a bite to eat at some of the city’s best food carts or while perusing the poster market. Good grub, vintage-style tour posters, a luscious girl band—the dream of the 90s is alive in Portland.


    4. Gallery : HAIM – The Paramount 8/15/14

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      HAIM is the epitome of “girl power.” In an industry and genre that is still dominated by males, this California-raised sister band is totally marking their territory with their classic rock-inspired indie/alt sound.


    5. Gallery : Wolfmother – The Neptune 7/31/14

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      Rock n’ Roll is not dead – Wolfmother is proof.

      When I tell people that I am a super fan of Wolfmother, I usually get a surprised look of “Really, they’re pretty hard core.” But alas, I greatly appreciate quality rock n’ roll, and Wolfmother presents this and so much more.


    6. Gallery : Hundredth, No Bragging Rights, and Vanna at Red Room

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      One of the biggest tours of the year hit Seattle on Wednesday; well sort of. Due to the loss of electricity for countless hours, the Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights show was put on hold while the problem was seeking a solution.


    7. Gallery : Deck The Hall Ball at Key Arena

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      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.


    8. Gallery : The Alternative Press Tour at El Corazon

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      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.


    9. Gallery : Vanna at Studio Seven

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      It’s safe to say that Studio Seven isn’t one of my favorite venues in Seattle, however I made the trek out for the nine band performance. I definitely had a goal in mind for the night: take as many pictures of Vanna as humanly possible.


    10. Gallery : Skip the Foreplay at El Corazon

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      I didn’t expect a huge turnout for this show, considering that it fell on the same night as The Thug in Me Is You Tour, however I was pleasantly surprised to see El Corazon’s main floor just about full with excited concert-goers. No locals for the night, but an interesting bill of bands from multiple record labels including Rise and Epitaph.