'Tis the season to rock out. Tuesday night at Seattle's WaMu Theatre for KNDD 107.7's annual Deck the Hall Ball, Metric, Phoenix, Muse, Vampire Weekend, and hometown heroes Visqueen did just that, treating a sold-out crowd of 7,000 to a five-hour sampler of some of 2009's hottest new music. Click through our gallery to see 10 photos from the show!
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »