February in Seattle All About Women

February 9, 2015 • Posted by 83Music

For the  month of February, 83Music is recommending three outstanding concerts featuring bands with strong female leads. (Five if you count openers Zella Day for the Feb. 15 Milo Greene show at Columbia City Theater and Shannon Hayden for the Feb. 17 Lily & Madeleine show at The Triple Door)

These three shows crisscross punchy, synth pop, melancholy alt rock and folksy singer/songwriter genres all while swimming in the allure of a woman’s voice. Take a listen to each of the very different bands below and see what opens up that wallet to buy a ticket.

Milo Greene w/ Zella Day – Columbia City Theatre, February 15, Tickets $16

Los Angeles pop quintet Milo Greene transitioned from the Appalachian pop sound of their 2012 self-titled debut to the synth-laced dance tracks of their 2015 follow up Control. Gone are the sweet, sing-a-long-worthy harmonies, now replaced with sultry R&B vocals paired with smokey background accompaniment. And although four of the band’s members share lead vox duties, lone female member Marlana Sheetz does take up the challenge of voicing Milo Greene’s songs more than the others. Paired for this show with pop-anthem-songstress Zella Day, Milo Greene complete an enticing Valentine’s Day weekend lineup.

Lily & Madeleine w/Shannon Hayden- The Triple Door, February 17, Tickets $15

Indiana sister duo Lily & Madeleine sprang onto the singer/songwriter scene in 2013 as teenagers with their self-titled debut album. Determined to release an album in each of their first three years, the pair quickly followed that up with 2014’s Fumes, releasing it on the venerable Asthmatic Kitty Records label.

A step up from the precocious acoustics of their first album, Flumes sheds adolescent poetry and instead touts a very evident maturation with songs focused on personal growth and the exploration that accompanies the transition to young adulthood. Lily & Madeleine take risks by delving into filled out instrumentation slightly beyond their still fragile voices but ultimately avoid overshadowing their vocals by layering strong harmonies throughout the album.

Star Meets Sea w/ Erik Blood & William Hall- Barboza, February 21, Tickets $6

Featuring the goth vocals of lead singer Srey Davi, Seattle’s Star Meets Sea turned in one of 2014’s best locally produced EPs. With thumping bass guitar and songs full of dark secrets, Star Meets Sea provides an opaque rock soundtrack perfect for the witching hour.

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