Weekly Worth It 9-27-16


Friday, September 30th 

 Smooth Sailing/Skies Below/Dogs of War 


This Friday, the mighty Smooth Sailing will be tearing down the sweaty, booze-soaked walls of the Kraken. Twisting together epic, hard-hitting metal and sprawling, dynamic, post-rock, Smooth Sailing absolutely kills it live. They’ll be headlining an incredibly solid bill of locals, featuring the final performance of progressive doom outfit Skies Below. Anyone who has yet to see Skies Below live will definitely not want to miss this final chance. Their last record, Aphelion, was released last year and is an artful, multifaceted jewel of an album, joining together massive doom soundscapes, fierce progressive riffs, and fearless, passionate vocals. They are a force to be reckoned with live, and it’s a shame to see them calling it quits. Opening the night will be vintage stoner thrashers Dogs of War, one of the very best metal bands in Seattle right now. Do not show up late-Brian Kim

9PM/$5/21+/The Kraken/5257 University Way NE




Macefield Music Fest

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


Now on its fourth year, the Macefield Music Fest in Ballard has done another great job this year of doing what the festival does best- and that’s bringing in some great national touring acts and some of the best acts of multiple genres Seattle has to offer.  While artists such as Zola Jesus, a reunion for Portland band Hazel and Erik Blood are some of the more notable headliners performing, the fest is full of some the familiar names we talk about here on the regular. Quite a few in fact. Just Friday alone you have Sashay, V/H/S, and the recently reunited Absolute Monarchs all in a row on the Sunset Stage. Saturday is even more packed with goodness with Sandrider, Merso, Bali Girls, Lesbian, Dust Moth and many more. While the draw for me personally here is mostly based around the local acts, there is something new for everyone to discover. -James Ballinger

Full info: http://macefieldmusicfestival.com/