In the last week I've been lucky enough to see Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs twice: headlining a bill at Raw Space in their hometown of Ellensburg, and playing a free show at Hiawatha Community Center in West Seattle. Two completely different venues, audiences, atmospheres. (Fortunately, no one at Hiawatha needed to be bounced … Continue reading Poised to take off… and easy to root for
Seattleites and other west-of-the-mountains people, you have a couple of chances to hear great live music to round out your summer. Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs play the Triple Door on Saturday, August 27. Their new album, Alone in This Together (local638records.com) is stunning... amazing... incredible... well, you pick the superlative you like best and insert … Continue reading Here’s your chance!
For Seattleites this has been an early summer with a few nice surprises. One was the warm weather over the Fourth of July weekend, after one of the coldest, wettest, darkest springs on record. Another (to me, anyway) was the appearance of Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs at Ballard's Seafood Fest today. Fortunately (for … Continue reading A nice surprise: Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs, Tractor Tavern, Ballard (Seattle), 30 December 2010 You’ve been to enough concerts, seen enough live bands to know, sometimes they’re strong from start to finish, sometimes they start slow and build, sometimes they just never quite sync. And sometimes, you can identify the exact moment when it all comes … Continue reading That’s what music can do