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NoCapAllLove

As they should. Seattle is lacking. We are all forced to leave every weekend and go to other states to get our groove on. Exception: gorge. Most certainly attending this. Edit: changed “pathetic” to lacking as its more representative of the actually state


sudopm

Lol damn, if you think Seattle's music scene is pathethic then most other cities are complete shit in comparison


lockwolf

We lost Sasquatch and Bumbershoot is on hiatus so we lost our 2 big Non-EDM festivals up here. We’ve got solid live music but no major non-EDM festivals


djustin77702

Day In, Day Out doesn’t seem to be moving major tickets too, it’s sad when those headliners are pretty damn good.


TocTheEternal

I feel like compared to Seattle's size and cultural legacy, the interest in live music here is incredibly poor. It is missed in a surprising number of tours (though admittedly it is a main stop) and the turnout for mid-sized acts is pretty mediocre in a lot of cases. It could definitely be worse, but as one the primary West Coast destinations it doesn't quite measure up the way I might have expected. Edit: Ok maybe I'm just a bit overly salty about the few times that I see Seattle getting skipped. The venue and nightlife situation are pretty poor though.


sudopm

I don't entirely agree but maybe I'm in the wrong bubbles? I don't notice many tours skipping seattle, it's right next to vancouver and portland which makes it a very economic city to hit. I've been to plenty showbox shows or wamu (mid-sized act) that were packed totally full of fans. And insomniac just started dipping their fingers up there too with Beyond Wonderland and now THIS coming up. Even the bay area doesn't really get anything from them besides just the smaller event like Audiotistic. You guys also have the gorge which is famously used for many special artist runs, and now the Climate Pledge Arena is gonna become a big place for stadium music moving forward. Like Odesza's run. Sure you're probably technically right that LA or the bay may see more tours, but compare to a city like San Diego practically just as large as Seattle and you get WAY more tours over there than we do. Driving to LA 90% of the time. I also think people seem to believe that LA gets a lot more festivals or events than it actually does. Head in the clouds is literally the only fest I've attended in recent memory that was in LA. Lack of venues and noise ordinances kinda hurts it. Hell, day trip in socal is all the way at the NOS center, which is 2 hours east of LA. It's basically a gorge trip. So if the gorge is an exception then the NOS is too


TocTheEternal

SD I chalk up to the proximity of LA sucking up the demand. But also I wish there was something like CRSSD up here. Ironically I'm missing this cause I'm going to DAYMVS in SD the same weekend. For mid/small electronic music the venues here are pretty mediocre compared to what I've seen in other cities, and also have been shrinking in number over the past couple of years. There's a lot of bass music up here, but the house scene feels pretty small relatively speaking.


sudopm

Damn, I'd go to this any day over daymvs personally, but I'm also a kaytranada stan. Hope you have fun visiting us out here. Also idk, the Showbox is pretty comparable to our mid sized in SD (north park observatory) and the closest thing in LA would prolly be like the fonda theater which isn't too crazy either? Fair enough though, I certainly agree that the bass music scene is way too big comparatively up there. And I also have always thought the seattle nightlife scene is absolute garbage. You just basically just have capitol hill and there's like 1 or 2 electronic clubs to dance at and only 1 for hiphop and even then there's a chance they end up dead for the night. Meanwhile in san diego you have 4 different clubbing areas that are gauranteed to be popping, some even on weekdays


NoCapAllLove

Big fact! SD is the move. Also clubs go until 4am (maybe later, but that is when I am leaving). 😂 CRSSD (spring and fall) might be my favorite events and I’ve been to literally every event in the USA (except those held in the Midwest states, starting those now).


sudopm

Which clubs? I don't think that's the case for most out here. Maybe spin only? I'm SD local and probably a shock but I'm honestly not a big crssd fan. The headline acts are always top notch but I just don't like events that focus on one genre mainly, and I find crssd to grow pretty repetitive. Glad people love it so much though lol


NoCapAllLove

Spin and Rich’s are the only two places I’ve been at those hours that were not associated with parties thrown after CRSSD. CRSSD is the House X Techno version *mini* Coachella (I just making things up… hope this brings a smile tho) I’ve started to appreciate the one genre shows more and more, but can see it from both perspectives.


sudopm

I'm actually shocked to hear Rich's open till 4am. Never known that to be the case. "I’ve started to appreciate the one genre shows more and more, but can see it from both perspectives." Yeah, I'm an extreme case where I'm even kind of iffy about one genre SETS. My fav electronic acts with a few exceptions all employ a wide variety of genres / influences. So doing a whole fest is another story haha. Don't like when things get predictable or god forbid repetitive.


TocTheEternal

Yeah I'm originally from SD, but I never really lived there as an adult. Daymvs definitely wins for me. Prydz is a bigger draw than the rest of this put together. Supernova (and Monkey Loft) are cool but mostly just local stuff.


sudopm

True, I just feel like prydz is regularly on your typical edm lineup. Kaytranada, not so much. Either way, gonna be a blast, excited for you


TocTheEternal

I saw Prydz this past weekend as well lol (in Austin). But it's never enough.


sudopm

pretty much how I feel about Porter Robinson or Madeon live


waves15365

Yepppp this. I generally don't listen to bass music, which seems to be a huge scene for in the PNW. I also don't like the choice of electronic music venues in Seattle. Either far too big like Climate Pledge or super clubby like Q and as a solo female event attendee I'm just not comfortable in that environment. Wamu has probably been my favorite so far, and I've been meaning to check out Kremwerk which I've heard nothing but good things about, but even then I'd love to see more smaller venues.


sudopm

I mean in recent memory Wamu had Madeon and Disclosure, neither of those are bass. But point taken, the bass scene is def too big. "Either far too big like Climate Pledge or super clubby like Q" "but even then I'd love to see more smaller venues." What? Have you never been to the showbox? There are shows at the Showbox VERY regularly. And there are TWO showboxes. Recently STS, San Holo. Coming up Honne, keshi, DPR Live. I don't live in seattle so I'm sure there's a lot more than that too


waves15365

Yes I'm completely aware of all your points. I mentioned in another comment but I lived in California prior to Seattle, so my (admittedly unfair) opinion is just that I much prefer the diversity and variety of genres, venues, etc that California offers. For some people, Seattle's live music, and general nightlife, is great, but it's just not my cup of tea.


sudopm

Nah I definitely agree that the nightlife over there is trash, but I just don't agree when it comes to concerts, the city gets a stop on almost every single tour. Although forsure, those same tours might get a bigger venue in LA or SF. Festivals, I can see it for sure too. Just all electronic stuff now


TocTheEternal

Showbox downtown is a nice venue but it's not really what I'm looking for re electronic music. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some killer shows there, but it is usually oversold, impossible to dance, and filled with people just chilling with drinks and stuff. Sodo is a bit better in this sense, but it's also just not an impressive setup at all, unfortunately.


TocTheEternal

Kremwerk is it's own thing lol. Definitely worth checking out, but it's not gonna host a well-known DJ on a big tour.


NoCapAllLove

Coupled with the wealth we have here… we could have venues that are world class, but we have wet logs that we need party in, asymmetrical layouts, no tables (comparatively), low ceiling, rotting structures, lighting systems that are led strips… Maybe in 10 years it will grow back Exception: Gorge.


JewOrleans

You can’t be serious….shows in the next WEEK in Seattle: Cut Copy, Stick Figure, Kill the Noise, Bauhaus, Dillon Frances, Bob Moses, Dave, Dijon, Oh Wonder. That’s all within a week…


Man_ThatsElectric

You should see how Hawaii is. It may be paradise but not for music lol


NoCapAllLove

I have some friends that moved from there recently that expressed the same sentiments. You don’t know how good you have it sometimes. That is why I try to go most events… just in case.


PandaExpress3d

Lol wtffff Seattle music scene is awesome. Showbox has great small - mid artists. WaMu has everything from Madeon to Zomboy to Glass Animals just in the last 6 months. Then bigger acts line Odesza and Kendrick at Climate Pledge which is state of the art acoustics. ON TOP OF THAT, we have the Gorge with multiple EDM fests, Illenium’s fest, country music. There’s also White River Amphitheater AND the Tacoma dome for even more diversity. Raves for every holiday at WaMu. There are awesome shows at multiple venues literally every weekend all year round lol. You’re either new to town, or living under a rock. Also some amazing local stuff being done at Neumos or the Tractor Tavern every weekend. I will admit the crowd can be young in Seattle proper but to call the music scene here pathetic is asinine. Would love to get Sasquatch back though.


NoCapAllLove

I think I am just spoiled, don’t be offended.


Anteating

I think Seattle is having itself a nice 2022.. a lot of stuff coming through Seattle.


NoCapAllLove

Accurate based upon everything popping up for sure.


Anteating

Where you goin out these days?


NoCapAllLove

In Seattle 2022 = WaMu, Ora, Kremworks, Q, Showbox Market, Monkey Loft, wack places on east side that do not deserve a mention… gorge soon for all the shows coming up: Illenium, Beyond Wonderland, ABGT and Ruf. Whatever else pops up on a humbug too I guess Out of State = clubs galore in Scottsdale, San Diego, Portland, Las Vegas and way more coming up. Big events so far SoCal Beyond Wonderland, CRSSD, Coachella. Coming up: CRSSD, Arc, lots of Vegas and SD stuff. This year has been mostly west coast. Last was the year of Mexico and hopefully next EU. I stay busy. 😂


waves15365

Honestly I agree with this take. I came from California though, so my comparison may be unfair.


NoCapAllLove

San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Scottsdale are where I usually go for the quick in/out weekends Also PDX and SFO, but not as much anymore. I’ve done every show in PNW going back to NAF Studios days (hell, I even have a season pass at the Gorge going on years now) and you are 100% correct about California. It just hits different.


thomasw253

Insomniac really putting there foot down up there


OddF-MozoMoso

We need a rolling loud here or in Portland the PNW needs some action


waves15365

YES


aceishere

stoked PDM is coming to town.


waves15365

Same!!


Accomplished-Mail409

What a dope lineup for a one-day festival!


Joshsnation1

House