so let’s talk about this —> seattle weekly
August 5, 2012 in events
In general I’ve always considered the Seattle Weekly to be the glass-of-milk and apple pie brother to the acid-tab beer-can the Stranger. That’s not Seattle Weekly’s fault, it’s to the city’s advantage to have two competing brothers, even if I never read Seattle Weekly.
But I did read their issue last week, for a couple of reasons. First off, this was the announcement of their annual 32 Best of Seattle Music winners, and Deep Sea Diver helmed by Secretly-Important person Jessica Dobson came away with two awards. Best Pop Band, and Best Local Single: NWO. I couldn’t be more happy for them, their hard work truly has paid off, and soon everyone will be familiar with Deep Sea Diver. You can read and listen to my interview with Jessica Dobson here and here, learn a little more about how this band even came to be.
A few other bands that we’ve mention on the website also won awards; Best New Hip Hop Artist: THEESatisfaction, Best Album of the past 12 months: Damien Jurado ~ Maraqopa, Best Psychedelic Bender: Father John Misty, and Best Rock Band: the Cave Singers. Congratulations all.
There is another big reason why I bothered to read this issue, no surprise it also relates to a Secretly-Important band. Each month Seattle Weekly highlights what shows you should attend for each day of the calendar month. Guess what? The The The Thunder is their pick for August 29th at the High Dive in Seattle. That’s a pretty big deal for a band that’s never played the Northwest. An even bigger deal when you see who the other recommended shows are, including the other bands playing on the 29th. A big congratulations to these guys, that is too cool.