Hardly Raining

Seattle music and culture blog. Features concert photos, show reviews, artist interviews, local events, and more.

Anders Trentemøller performs at The Showbox.

Trentemøller at The Showbox

2022-09-16 Hardly Raining Danish electronic artist Anders Trentemøller kicked off his North American tour at The Showbox on September 16, 2022. Based in Copenhagen, Trentemøller is a composer, musician, and producer. Joining him were Icelandic artist DíSA (vocals, guitar), Silas Tinglef (drums), Brian Batz (guitar), and Jacob Haubjerg (bass). Trentemøller creates techno that draws on diverse musical influences. …

Trentemøller at The Showbox Read More »

Earshot Jazz Festival digital banner 2022

2022 Earshot Jazz Festival Begins Tomorrow

2022-10-07 Hardly Raining The 2022 Earshot Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow. The 34th annual event runs October 8–November 6 at venues throughout Seattle. Like last year, the festival will offer both in-person and virtual attendance options. Headlining is saxophonist Charles Lloyd’s Ocean Trio, which includes Anthony Wilson (guitar) and Harish Raghavan (bass). This year’s artist …

2022 Earshot Jazz Festival Begins Tomorrow Read More »

Greg Gonzalez of Cigarettes After Sex.

Cigarettes After Sex at Showbox SoDo

09/12/2022 Hardly Raining Cigarettes After Sex returned to Seattle for the fifth time on September 12, 2022. The El Paso-then-Brooklyn-based dream-pop trio includes Greg Gonzalez (vocals, guitar), Jacob Tomsky (drums), and Randall Miller (bass). Like most of the band’s shows, this one was sold out. An hour-long entry line wrapped around the block outside the …

Cigarettes After Sex at Showbox SoDo Read More »

Wet Leg

THING Festival Returns to Port Townsend

2022-08-26 Hardly Raining Three years after the inaugural event in 2019, the second THING Festival returned to Port Townsend on August 26-28, 2022. THING is sponsored by the nonprofit Seattle Theatre Group. This year’s THING featured a curated lineup of musical artists from around the world, with a focus upon western Washington. Headlining were Connecticut …

THING Festival Returns to Port Townsend Read More »

Alessandra Rose

Women in Song at Volunteer Park

2022-08-18 Hardly Raining The Volunteer Park Summer Series at the Amphitheater closed out its season with Women in Song, featuring Star Anna, Eugenie Jones, and Alessandra Rose. Ellensburg-based Americana artist Star Anna (vocals, guitar) kicked off the evening. Her band The Oracles included Mark Pickerel (drums), Omar Schambacher (guitar), and Tyrah Dunning (bass). Although the …

Women in Song at Volunteer Park Read More »

Raul Midón plays guitar and sings

Latin Jazz at Volunteer Park

2022-08-04 Hardly Raining The six-week Volunteer Park Summer Series at the Amphitheater continued with an evening of Latin jazz. This second jazz event of the series featured two Grammy®-nominated artists. New Mexican singer–songwriter Raul Midón (guitar, “mouth trumpet,” percussion) performed a solo set in English and Spanish. Midón experiences blindness, which he sang about in …

Latin Jazz at Volunteer Park Read More »

Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn

Dmitri Matheny _CASCADIA_ CD Release

2022-07-23 Hardly Raining The Dmitri Matheny group celebrated its CD release at the Royal Room on July 23, 2022. Matheny is a Centralia-based jazz flugelhornist and composer. The band included Jay Thomas (sax, trumpet, flugelhorn), Phil Sparks (bass), Bill Anschell (piano), and Mark Ivester (drums). CASCADIA is available on Origin Records. Matheny will be touring …

Dmitri Matheny _CASCADIA_ CD Release Read More »