Freakout Weekender 2022

Freakout Weekender Returns to Belltown

2023-03-04 Hardly Raining The Freakout Weekender mini-festival returns to Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood on March 4-5, 2023. This year’s event takes place at three stages within the recently relocated Crocodile complex. The largely punk-focused lineup features several Seattle artists on the Freakout Records label, along with bands from around the world. The 28 acts include Stockholm …

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Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart Organ Trio

Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart Organ Trio

2023-01-22 Hardly Raining The NYC-based Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart Organ Trio played two sets at the Royal Room on January 22, 2023. Larry Goldings (organ, comedic banter), Peter Bernstein (guitar), and Bill Stewart (drums) have performed together for over 30 years. The group plans San Francisco and New York dates this autumn. Gallery


Photos: Sexmob at the Royal Room

2023-02-16 Hardly Raining NYC avant-garde jazz group Sexmob played two sets at the Royal Room on February 16, 2023. Personnel included Steven Bernstein (slide trumpet), Briggan Krauss (saxophone), Tony Scherr (bass), and Kenny Wollesen (drums)—along with special guest (and Bernstein’s long-time friend) Tom Varner (French horn). The event was part of the Earshot Jazz winter concert series. After Seattle, Sexmob …

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Tord Gustavsen Trio

Photos: Tord Gustavsen Trio at Town Hall

2023-02-18 Hardly Raining Tord Gustavsen Trio performed in Seattle on February 18, 2023. The Norwegian jazz ensemble included Tord Gustavsen (piano, electronics), Steinar Raknes (bass), and Jarle Vespestad (drums). Part of the Earshot Jazz lineup of winter concerts, the event took place in the Town Hall Forum. Gallery


Photos: somesurprises at The Sunset

2023-01-22 Hardly Raining Introspective rockers somesurprises played The Sunset on January 22, 2023. The Seattle-based group includes Natasha El-Sergany (guitar, vocals), Josh Medina (synth, guitar), Nico Sophiea (drums), and Laura Seniow (bass). (Read a review of somesurprises and a recent interview with El-Sergany.) On March 2, somesurprises will return to The Sunset with Coral Grief. …

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Photos of the 40th MLK Day March

2023-01-16 Hardly Raining Seattleites marched in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2023. The 40th annual march began at Garfield High School and wound through the Central District. Outside the new Children and Family Justice Center, speakers called for an end to youth incarceration. Organizers carried banners and led chants in support …

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