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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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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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Carrie Akre uses a pink "menopause fan" onstage.

Carrie Akre (with Danny Newcomb) at Tractor Tavern

2022-06-11 Hardly Raining Vocalist Carrie Akre and her band performed at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Originally planned for August 2021, the show had been postponed due to a COVID exposure. Akre has fronted Seattle musical groups (Hammerbox, Goodness, The Rockfords) since the early grunge era. Her band at this show included Tim DiJulio (guitar, …

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Terror/Cactus at Tractor Tavern

Freakout Festival Returns to Ballard

2021-11-11 Hardly Raining The Freakout Festival returned to Seattle in November 2021, after a COVID cancellation in 2020. Held in-person at venues throughout the Ballard neighborhood, the four-day festival featured a diverse lineup of U.S. and international musicians. Seattle label Freakout Records sponsored the event, which included their own artists plus 50-ish others with complementary …

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Smokey Brights, and Sera Cahoone (with Jeff Fielder) at Occidental Park

2021-09-16 Hardly Raining Smokey Brights and Sera Cahoone (with Jeff Fielder) performed Thursday at the Pioneer Square neighborhood’s Occidental Park. Predicted thunderstorms threatened this final concert of the Downtown Summer Sounds series, so the outdoor show was moved up by two days. Despite the short notice, the free event drew a good crowd. The venue …

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