Are you feeling a bit down? Fall has draped its wet blanket all over our city. Fight the soggy dark depression and check out some live music!
First up this week is How to Dress Well, tomorrow, October 19, at Neumos. How to Dress Well is the stage name of singer-songwriter Tom Krell, who is touring in support of his new album Care. Krell is apparently also writing a doctoral dissertation on nihilism and German philosophy, so you know he's just the man to chase away those rainy blues!
Maybe you really need something a bit louder and fuzzier to lift your spirits. I've got just the ticket! Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is in town Thursday, October 20, playing at Showbox SoDo. This San Francisco band will be joined by Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979. It's going to be a loud night!
Or perhaps the cause of your seasonal depression is more about the upcoming election and the state of our democracy. In that case, check out the politically charged wit and roots folk of Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Friday, October 21, at the Neptune.The pair come in support of their new album of railroad songs, called Shine A Light. In March, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago's Union Station. Over four days and 2,700 miles of track, the pair recorded in waiting rooms while the train paused to pick up passengers.
Also on Friday, October 21, Seattle band Smokey Brights celebrates their album release with a show at Neumos. Smokey Brights are unleashing their sophomore album Hot Candy, and they'll be playing with Radiation City, who helped to produce the new record.
More great local music on Saturday, October 22, as Thunderpussy and Hobosexual play R Day at the Old Rainier Brewery. R Day is free, and I have it on good authority that beer can help chase away this seasonal depression. Self medication for all!
OK, that's all I've got for you. If great live music and beer can't cheer you up, I'm not sure what can. Oh! How about KEXP's first ever Record Fair, right here in the gathering space on Saturday? Great indie record vendors will set up shop and help you fulfill your vinyl fetish as KEXP DJs spin wax all day long. Come, it's going to be awesome, and FREE.