Seeing Blind on Lyrical Venus Radio Tues 7/28! Plus a Contest!!

Seeing Blind
Seattle Alt-Rockers Seeing Blind

Nope, that date is not a mistake, I am super lucky to have TWO interviews on the 28th and I just wanted to make sure each band got their own post!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for contest details!

The indie alt-rock foursome Seeing Blind is based in Seattle, though it’s members originally hailed from various corners of the country.  Their formidable talents are ones you would expect from the Seattle lineage of great bands!  Melissa Levi is the lead singer and songwriter, and also plays acoustic and electric guitar.  Jessika Kitzman adds a magical and unique element with cello and Wes Amundsen  and Luke Larson hold down the rhythm section on bass and drums respectively.

Their third release, Greatly Entertained, definitely lives up to the name.  Taken alone, each track might fit into a slightly different genre – you can hear influences of jazz, folk, rock, country, blues and even classical depending on the song!  What ties all those varied influences together are Melissa’s vocals and how the band is so tight they can follow her through every twist, turn, slide and growl.  Pair that music with Melissa’s intelligent, insightful lyrics and you have a greatly entertaining album!

Comparisons to Zappa, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, and Ani DiFranco have been made in an attempt to describe Seeing Blind’s unique style of music, and while you can certainly hear elements, the band quietly embraces all their influences while defining their own sound that is distinctly Seeing Blind.  Their passion and devotion to their craft is evident in every note.  But don’t take my word for it!  Have a listen to some songs from Greatly Entertained and discover more about the band on this widget:


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To find out more about Seeing Blind, head over to their website or MySpace, and be sure to follow them on twitter!

Here’s another thing I think you all might find entertaining – Seeing Blind has donated a prize package so we can have another blog contest!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us about something that greatly entertains YOU – it can be anything, music, movies, boating, cooking, watching the grass grow – whatever makes you happy!  Just be sure you also fill in your email address when you leave a comment so I can contact you if you win.  (Don’t worry, no one can see it but me, and I won’t use it for anything other than to let you know you won!)  I think Melissa is sending enough stuff that we can have multiple prizes, so let’s have those comments!  Tell your friends!  We’ll let the contest go through Friday August 21st when I’ll announce the winners.  Rock on!

Don’t forget to tune in to the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour for the interview with Seeing Blind!  KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, online anywhere!  The show is from 9-10am Central, Seeing Blind interview will start shortly after 9:30.

Photo Credit: Kendall Shea

8 Responses to “Seeing Blind on Lyrical Venus Radio Tues 7/28! Plus a Contest!!”

  1. Nandi says:

    Ohhhhh. I would say Guerrilla Knitting (making local area things pretty with knitted objects/cozies) or reading over knitting patterns.

  2. Crystal says:

    Hmm…taking pictures and then making a music video out of it (orange sky by alexi murdoch and in the future bon iver songs). and listening to music (ingrid m, allie moss, bon iver, j.o.y. etc…)

  3. Cielle says:

    Make collages. I make them with images I find in magazines and on-line as well as some images that I draw. Some are cut and pasted with scissors and gluw. Some are made digitally with photoshop.

    see some of them at:

  4. Christine says:

    Oooh, they sound awesome! You are such a hub of amazing info on musicians AND you score awesome interviews too! Interview airs 9:30 on what day? Am I dumb – I don’t see it posted.

  5. Lyrical Venus says:

    Hi Christine! The interview was on 7/28 but I only have that in the title, I should probably put it in the bottom paragraph with all the other details about when the show airs too.

    I should have their podcast up soon, and in the meantime, the contest to win their CD and T-Shirt is still going on till tomorrow, and you’re entered by commenting on this post! :)

  6. Elena Hirschmann says:

    Hi, Heather I luv the web page!

  7. Gilbert says:

    I would say I like to watch political and economic videos, comedy as well as documentaries about history and science. Also, play chess!!

  8. kevin says:

    i love to work in my backyard–flowers, food, weeds, trees, the fish pond–it’s all wonderful!

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