Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005
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    1. Gallery : Beat Connection New Years Eve Party At Neumos 12/30

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      With their fluid beats, positive energy, and clean sound, Seattle-based dance/indie/synth-infused group, Beat Connection, could not be more appropriately named. They rocked a nearly full Neumos, and most importantly, had everyone engaged and dancing along.


    2. Gallery : Tangerine – ‘Behemoth EP’ Release at Barboza 10/23

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      On any given Thursday night in Seattle’s iconic neighborhood, Capitol Hill, you are bound to walk into an awesome show. This was no different on October 23rd over at Barboza where local quartet, Tangerine, celebrated the release of their new EP, “Behemoth!” The basement bar was filled to the rim with loyal fans, friends, and family for Marika, Miro, Toby, and Ryan.


    3. Gallery : Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

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      Located right in the heart of the music venue/trendy bar/coffee shop/vintage store-infested Seattle neighborhood, Capitol Hill Block Party is the place to be for any music-loving hipster. It is an awesome festival to discover locals bands and catch a few of your favorite bigger name acts. So for those that want to relive the awesome weekend, or for any of you that wish you were there, I got your back! There is no possible way for me to talk about every single band at CHBP, so here is a rundown on the highlights of the three day festival:


    4. Local Spotlight : New Lungs

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      New Lungs is the indie/post-rock/post-punk product of five skilled Pacific Northwest musicians that put on a mean stage show. And what better way to represent the local scene than with a few guys from Seattle, Bellevue, and Bellingham.


    5. Interview : Tangerine – Capitol Hill Block Party Preview

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      Tangerine is a Seattle indie pop-rock quartet that has got some major flare. Glittering with sweet vocals by Marika Justad, pulsing beats by Miro Justad, driving bass lines provided by Ryan Baker, and vintage-y guitar riffs by Toby Kuhn – these freshly squeezed tunes will get you on your feet and dancing in no time (whether that be a slow-dance, or happy-go-lucky dance, Tangerine has got you covered). If Urban Outfitters ever needed a custom soundtrack for their store, Tangerine would be the perfect fit.


    6. Gallery : SoFar Sounds: The Mama Rags, Le Wrens, and Rachel Cardiello & James Burrows

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      SoFar Sounds (Songs From a Room) is a non-profit organization that hosts impromptu concerts in living rooms across the globe. The concert series features local and upcoming artists for music lovers to enjoy with no concert lines and free admission.


    7. Local Spotlight : The Flavr Blue

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      Seattle’s own, The Flavr Blue, are one of the fiercest dance/electronica/soft-house trios around.


    8. Local Spotlight : Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee

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      Sub Pop Mega Mart and Gallery Pop up shop down in Georgetown. Next to Via Tribunali and across from All City Coffee. This is your one stop shop for a quick brush up on your Sub Pop history as well as a great opportunity to pick up your favorite Sub Pop releases on vinyl, a ‘LOSER’ t-shirt or maybe a coffee mug or two. All in anticipation for July, 13th!


    9. Interview : Numbers

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      The band Numbers played their first show at Showbox Market a couple weeks ago and they were gracious enough to sit down with me. The band is made up of Kyle Bishop (vocals/keys), Justin Lambert (guitar), Ryan Majoris (bass) and Victor Olavarria (drums). They are playing a show at the Redmond Old Firehouse on Friday, December 16th. If you’re not busy that night, definitely check them out because they are local now but definitely going places.


    10. Staff Blog : Seattle Musicians: Are they taken seriously?

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      How can Seattle musicians be so under-appreciated? Are Seattle musicians “talent-less”? Has the heart of the music scene left each soulless musician? Where have the fans gone?