Year of Shows

During the course of conversation, an acquaintance mentioned his New Year’s resolution was to make a better use of Seattle’s great music scene. He admitted to making good use of the area’s outdoors, but not leveraging varied offerings under roof. His idea was to attend a show once a month for the calendar year, in an effort to “get out more” and take a chance on things he may not have done before. Co-opting the idea, we committed ourselves to attend two shows every month in 2014. Well, we did it.

Expensive? Not really. The beauty of living in this city is a vast majority of these tickets were under $15, with a good portion being free. I found that we shifted our disposable income from dinner out to shows, without really thinking about it, and were better off for it. I can’t say we’ll keep the habit up, but it was a great way to force ourselves to get out and take a chance on things. While I wouldn’t consider every show a success, I do think we found some really great music we wouldn’t have otherwise. If you have the means, I highly suggest getting out and taking a shot on cheap/great local music.

Oh, and Vaudeville Etiquette. :-D

January | Vampire Weekend (at the Amazon Post Holiday Party)
January | The Maldives, Ganges River Band, and Lonesome Shack
February | Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes
February | ChiChi! featuring The Can Can Castaways
March | Little Shop of Horrors
March | Big Head Todd and the Monsters
March | The Guessing Game and Strong Suit
April | Tango Alpha Tango and Vaudeville Etiquette
April |  The Women, the Flesh & the Devil
May | Tango Alpha Tango
May | Lana Del Rey
June | Vaudeville Etiquette and All the Apparatus (and some others but we left early)
June | Tacocat , Campfire Ok, and Built to Spill
July | Vaudeville Etiquette
July | Vaudeville Etiquette (yes, again)
August | Cloud Person, Pocket Panda, and Vaudeville Etiquette (yes, again!)
August | David Gray
September | Tango Alpha Tango and The Stone Foxes
September |  Vaudeville Etiquette and Rocco DeLuca
October | Vaudeville Etiquette
October | Paloma Faith
November | Rusted Root
November | Joss Stone (at the Cowboys game in London)
December | Vaudeville Etiquette
December | A Christmas Story, the Musical