May 2011

The Volcano Diary - NW Folklife Festival 5-30

The Volcano Diary is a self-described “electro-acoustic” Seattle band led by singer and songwriter Alicia Dara.  While Alicia has been active in the Seattle music scene for many years, The Volcano Diary project only just released its debut album in 2010.  The band’s been playing quite a bit around Seattle in the past several months at venues like Neumo’s, The Sunset and the Skylark Café, but their next big show (and probably one of their biggest so far) will be on Monday, May 30th at the Folklife Festival.  The band takes the Fountain Lawn stage at 7:30 PM at Seattle Center. 


Accept & Sabaton, North American Tour, El Corazon, Seattle (Part 2)

Accept's six-string sabres strike Seattle

There was a time when Accept were washed up and done. Heavy metal fell out of vogue in the 90s, and the bands that pioneered the movement from the previous decade all suffered. In Accept's case, it meant poorly-received albums and the band splitting up thrice. But their 2010 album Blood of the Nations marked an incredible return to the front lines, and on a frenzied night at El Corazon, it was Seattle's turn to feel the pandemic.