Music shows and concerts

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 …

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Buster Williams plays upright bass at the Triple Door

Buster Williams at The Triple Door

2022-07-15 Hardly Raining Legendary jazz bassist Buster Williams and his Something More Quartet played two sets at The Triple Door on July 15, 2022. Personnel included Lenny White (drums), Bruce Williams (sax), and George Colligan (piano). After a show in Portland tonight, they continue to Half Moon Bay.

The Darts at Substation

The Darts at Substation Seattle

2022-07-03 Hardly Raining Arizona garage-punk band The Darts played the Substation on July 3, 2022. The band includes Nicole Laurenne (vocals/organ), Meliza Jackson (guitar), Christina Nunez (bass/vocals), and Mary Rose Gonzales (drums). While in Seattle, the group also did an in-store show at Easy Street Records and a session at KEXP. Seattle bands Biblioteka and …

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Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes at the Moore Theatre

2022-06-23 Hardly Raining “We’re playing a show!” exclaimed Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold. In their first time onstage in several years, the Seattle natives sold out the Moore Theatre. The June 23, 2022 performance kicked off their summer tour. Along with Pecknold (guitar, lead vocals), the indie-folk group includes Skyler Skjelset (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), Casey …

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Charlie Porter plays trumpet at the Royal Room on June 27 (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Charlie Porter Quintet at the Royal Room

2022-06-27 Hardly Raining The Charlie Porter Quintet played the Royal Room on June 27, 2022. Porter is a GRAMMY-winning trumpeter and composer. Joining him were Nick Biello (sax), George Colligan (piano), Garrett Baxter (bass), and Alan Jones (drums). After completing a Pacific Northwest tour this week, the group will record Porter’s original album Cipher—so named …

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Electronettes Histeppers Drill Team.

Juneteenth Celebration at Jimi Hendrix Park

2022-06-19 Hardly Raining The Juneteenth Celebration took place June 18-19, 2022 at Jimi Hendrix Park. Although Sunday’s Juneteenth Parade was unexpectedly cancelled, the festival continued with speakers, music, food, and vendors. (Hardly Raining covered last year’s parade and celebration.) Saturday’s events included a Black business panel. Today’s event continues until 8 p.m., featuring local artist …

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Daniel Rossen sings and plays guitar.

An Evening with Daniel Rossen at Neumos

2022-06-18 Hardly Raining Singer-songwriter Daniel Rossen (Grizzy Bear, Department of Eagles) performed a solo set at Neumos on June 18, 2022. Rossen sang, and alternated between three guitars and electric piano. His style is notable for dense guitar harmonies and moody vocals. (Check out his Reddit AMA!) Rossen eschewed a set list, instead taking—and declining—requests …

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Christian McBride on bass.

Christian McBride at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

2022-06-14 Hardly Raining Bassist Christian McBride kicked off a two-night run at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on June 14, 2022. An eight-time Grammy®-winning musician, McBride is also a composer, broadcaster, educator, and festival artistic director. Although McBride just turned 50, his band showcased young jazz talent—most of the band was well under 30. Personnel included Nicole …

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