Manybest, Anna St. Lee, and Lizzie Weber at Tim's Tavern
$5. That's how much it cost me to hear 3 great bands (well, one was solo) at Tim's Tavern in Seattle on 1 February 2018. $5 to hear Manybest, Anna St. Lee, and Lizzie Weber. That deal would be very hard to beat. I did have a Rainer, though, so my total probably came out to be $10. I skipped the vegan tacos this time, which wasn't easy.
Last night's show summed up everything I like about the music community here. If you've read our blog or Instagram posts, you know what I'm about to say. They show up for one another, and they want one another to thrive. The music business must be a complete grind, with constant ups and downs, but as observers on the periphery, they look like they're thriving to us.
I was talking to Arthur James and Elijah Dhavvan last night about Seattle music. Upcoming shows, projects, etc. We talked a little bit about Rain City Collective's focus. I mentioned that I'm not a music reviewer. Tony used to be in a band, so he can talk intelligently about music. I can't, not really. You're never going to hear me talking about how Tobias the Owl nailed the chord progression at the 2 minute mark. Hell, I don't know if chord progression is a term, and I have to look up whether it's chord or cord every time I want to use the word in a musical context.
I know what I like, though, and I know when musicians combine music, lyrics, delivery, and the inexplicable to make me stop, listen, and let the music drown out the noise. That's how last night was at Tim's Tavern. Three great sets. For $5.