Friday, October 22, 2010

Musical Trifecta

Most everyone knows that Seattle is a hot spot for musical talent and venues. And after living in Seattle for years, I finally had the chance to check out the famous Crocodile and see three spectacular bands perform, last night for the Seattle Heineken City Arts Festival (10/20 - 10/23).  A huge thanks to my sister Megs and her boyfriend Branden for letting Jamie and I weasel our way up to the front row.

First up was Lucy Schwartz. Her sound is a bit old soul/low-key/jazzy-pop combined with drums, harmonica, piano, guitar and percussion.  She has a beautifully unique voice and puts on a crowd pleasing perfomance.  Next time she's in the area, I'll definitely be back to see her.

music - lucy scwhartz

After Lucy's trio performed, the hottest band to come out of Seattle, in most recent memory, The Head And the Heart, put on an awesome performance. If I were an A&R manager for a record label {dream job!}, I'd sign this band in two seconds...seriously...mark my words...they're gonna be big. They opened for Vampire Weekend a few weeks ago at the Paramount!  They remind me a lot of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Check out Jamie's post from a few weeks ago on this newfound musical love here.

music - head-and-the-heart

Next up were the shows headliners, The Weepies.  The singer-songwriter/husband-wife duo put on a great mellow folk style show.   The cheery lyrics, acoustic guitars and tambourines made for some fun audience interaction.  Unfortunately, as the night went on, and after 3 hours of standing, this pregnant mama and Jamie called it quits mid-way through their set and I missed my favorite song by them, World Spins Madly On (check it out here). 

music - the weepies 2

BUT on the plus side of an early departure, as we walked out of the Crocodile, we crossed paths with this musical icon as he stood amongst the normal folk, enjoyed the same awesome tunes as us.

music - dave_matthews

5 comments: said...

What a fun show it was! But, boy was I sleepy toward the end. Definitely passed out pretty quick. Hopefully Lucy will become a super star and her signature on my cd will make millions!!

Michelle said...

What a fun night!!! I can't wait to check out your new music suggestions, and I can't believe you saw Dave! A local celeb I still have yet to see around here...

The Weber Family said...

So fabulous that you had such a fun night out, there is nothing better than a great live band! SO JEALOUS that you saw Dave. I hope you told him I said hi =)

Tara Holmes said...

So....purpose of the whole post was...DAVE sighting. I LOVE it!!! That's reason enough to move back to Washington. Glad you had a fun date night!

Marnae and Matt said...

My husband would be so jealous if he saw this post. He loves Dave so so much!