Psychedelic Furs - Seattle, WA - 2018-07-29

Psychedelic Furs, with opening act X, at the Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA, July 29, 2018.

Psychedelic Furs Setlist: Dumb Waiters; Highwire Days; The Ghost In You; Into You Like A Train; She Is Mine; Heartbreak Beat; Mr. Jones; President Gas; Love My Way; So Run Down; No Easy Street; Heaven. Encore: Sister Europe; Pretty In Pink. 

Spotify Is No Netflix But Has a Chance to Soar Beyond Pandora

Served as a primary source in a research report from Blueshift Research.

"Blueshift’s initial research found strong revenue and subscriber growth in SPOT’s first earnings report as a public company but also some question marks around profitability and revenue per user. SPOT’s success and growing influence in the music industry has led to some comparisons to NFLX, but content control and costs remain huge obstacles. SPOT also faces formidable competition from AAPL, GOOG/GOOGL, AMZN, and others...What are the biggest threats to SPOT’s subscriber growth? Can SPOT get control over content costs and improve gross margins? How can SPOT differentiate itself from rivals like AAPL and AMZN? Can SPOT become as dominant in streaming music as NFLX is in video? To answer these and other questions, Blueshift will gather data and issue a market research report from independent sources in the following areas: Record labels and publishers, Content creators and brokers, Competitors, and Industry specialists."

Get more information about the report here.

Steely Dan - Seattle, WA - 2018-06-05

Steely Dan, with opening act The Doobie Brothers, at KeyArena, Seattle, WA, June 5, 2018.

Steely Dan Setlist: Fan It, Janet; Green Flower Street; Hey Nineteen; Black Friday; Aja; New Frontier; Time Out Of Mind; Kid Charlemagne; Rikki Don't Lose That Number; Black Cow; Dirty Work; Babylon Sisters; Bodhisattva; Keep That Same Old Feeling; Josie; Peg; My Old School.

Doobie Brothers Setlist: Natural Thing; Rockin' Down the Highway; Road Angel; South City Midnight Lady; Dark Eyed Cajun Woman; Jesus is Just Alright; Eyes of Silver; Disciple; piano intro > Takin' it to the Streets; The Doctor; Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While); Black Water; Long Train Runnin'. Encore: China Grove; Listen to the Music.

North Bend Jazz Walk - North Bend, WA - 2018-04-21

North Bend Jazz Walk, multiple venues, North Bend, WA, April 21, 2018

Of the 15+ artists across a dozen locations I caught these: Pioneer Coffee - Kelly and Sage Eisenhour; Valley Center Stage - Endemic Ensemble; Twedes - Janette West Quartet w/ Ed Weber, Dan O'Brien, Marty Tuttle; Georgia's Bakery - Johnaye Kendrick, Chris Symer, Bill Anschell.

Golden Road - Seattle, WA - 2018-03-22

Golden Road, with opening act Cascade Crescendo, Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA, March 22, 2018.

Golden Road is Andy Coe, Colin Higgins, Keith Lowe, Wayne Horvitz, Paul Moore, and Eric Eagle. At this show they performed Europe '72, front-to-back. They are coming back in May for Reckoning. I might be, too.

Setlist: Cumberland Bues, He's Gone, One More Saturday Night, Jack Straw, You Win Again, Chinacat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Brown-Eyed Woman, Hurts Me Too, Ramble On Rose, Sugar Magnolia, Mr. Charlie, Tennessee Jed, Trucking', Epilogue, Prelude, Morning Dew.