Review: Asterhouse — ‘Errors That Smile’

The last track, “The Only Ghost”, is an acoustic ballad reminiscent of Pink Floyd. Initially intended to be played on a guitar, Russ gave the song new life when he decided to take the lead on the piano. It became something bigger than originally planned, evidenced by its epic shift from a soft, melodic verse to a bridge filled with contemptuous rock distortion, then back again. Like most of the songs on this album, its unexpected but refreshing.

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Concert Review: 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for the Homeless at the Skylark

Now in its second year, the Annual Benefit Concert for the Homeless was again held at the Skylark in West Seattle. 11 bands, a crew from TopLeft TV, a couple of photographers and two emcees donated their time to raise money for Mary’s Place, a non-profit organization aimed at helping women, children and families reclaim their lives through temporary housing and employment seeking.

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Review: Po’ Brothers, Strangely Alright and Mister Master at The Central Saloon

It feels a little guilty to see three hours of live party music on a Saturday night in downtown Seattle for $10. It just seems wrong. It IS wrong. Still, that doesn’t stop me from trading off nosebleed seats to Green Day for (who knows how many) months of local music where I also get to meet the bands afterwards.

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