Neptune Theatre (University District)

1303 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
682-1414
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A renovated movie theater smack-dab in the middle of the University District, the Neptune plays host to big-name rap and rock acts from across the country in its strangely serene auditorium.
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Upcoming Events at Neptune Theatre

Green star Temples, Wampire

Sat Sept 20 at 9 pm.

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Some bands create psychedelic music as if they’d just read about it in a book and decided, “Hey, let’s take a stab at making some o’ that. Somefing to do, innit?” These groups’ psych rock has a studied, detached, generic tinge to it. That’s not to say all such bands in this vein aren’t worthwhile; it’s just that seasoned ears can tell when such music-making is a hobbyist activity and when it’s a pure artistic expression that has to be manifested. England’s Temples released an album in 2013 titled Sun Structures that triggers doubts that these Brits are part of the latter camp of musicians who exude psychedelia from every pore (think 13th Floor Elevators, Simply Saucer, Hovercraft, Black Dice, etc.). Rather, Temples are crafty replicators of tropes that have been time-tested to signify “psychedelia” without really convincing us that they’ve ever tripped or glimpsed the shining void of which Lennon sang in “Tomorrow Never Knows.” DAVE SEGAL

Neptune Theatre
682-1414
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle (University District)
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Green star Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars

Tues Sept 23 at 8 pm.

All-ages!

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While he may be best known for writing heartfelt anthems for the seminal punk band Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has had a long and diverse career: forming short-lived-but-excellent power-pop band Sugar, releasing several cross-genre solo albums, and in more recent years abandoning rock altogether for electronic music. Now, at age 53, Mould has re-embraced the legacy of his Hüsker Dü–era works to deliver another round of introspective jangle punk at its finest. Beauty & Ruin, his latest solo effort, sounds like a natural re-evolution from the decidedly Dü-y Silver Age, and sees Mould’s rediscovery of his deep pop sensibilities and driving rock roots. While Beauty is not a new day rising (*wink*) for Mould, his musical chameleon-ism doesn’t betray what he does best: smart, honest punk songs. BRITTNIE FULLER
Neptune Theatre
682-1414
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle (University District)
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Neptune Theatre
682-1414
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle (University District)
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Neptune Theatre
682-1414
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle (University District)
map
Neptune Theatre
682-1414
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle (University District)
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