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Peaks of the (Rest of the) Week: July 16-22

Posted by July 16th, 2012 No Comments »

By Tim Basaraba

Wednesday, July 18
The Grapes of Rad @ Chop Suey
Sidi Toure @ The Crocodile

I am not very familar with podcast duo Grapes of Rad, but after listening to one weekly installment I am hooked. Check out the interview they did with the great Bob Saget to see why, then go see their live show on hump day.

Feel like something a little heavier? Join Derek at the Crocodile for Malian bluesman Sidi Toure.

Thursday, July 19
Afraid of Figs @ The Sunset
Bob Saget @ The Paramount

Speaking of the great Bob Saget, he performs at the Paramount on Thursday night. If you’ve seen him in Half Baked or on any of Comedy Central roasts you know that he’s a hell of a funny guy.

If you’re in the mood to rock, take a chance on Afraid of Figs. They have a over a 1000 likes on Facebook and they are a local band, so they must be good, right? Plus they will be headlining the sixth annual Seattle version of the International Pop Overthrow festival in August at the Mix.

Friday, July 20
Landlord’s Daughter @ The Mix

The new album from Landlord’s Daughter, The Passengers, is an amazing journey that might just rip your guts out with its somber, gutwrenching lyrics. The band is a bit more jovial live, which you can witness in Georgetown on Friday night.

Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22
Capitol Hill Block Party

The Block Party is a one-of-a-kind experience that features live local and national acts performing right smack dab in the middle of the city. You might not recognize as many acts as the past couple years, but the lineup is just as good. It features most of your favorite bands NEXT YEAR. We’re Tweeting about all of the performers daily at @nadamucho, so tune in for specific recommendations.

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