One of France’s most successful music artists, Jean-Michel Jarre, headlined the Paramount in April. When we say successful, he’s actually an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. He’s even got an asteroid named after him. The spring Seattle date was part of a handful of North American shows – extremely fortunate that we got him here. Unless we’re mistaken, he rarely visits the States. Huge thank you to Lisa Hagen Glynn for getting these wonderful shots of Jarre, including the magical laser harp.
Song: “Clear Tamei”
Why You Want to Watch: The talented English producer and artist, Ighloo, also known as Seamus Malliagh was able to see some of his creations come to life in this video. There are also some pretty mushrooms in here. Ighlooghost said:
Clear Tamei is a song about some floating beings called Mogu and Tamei that I sometimes accidentally invite into my room when I’m trying to make up words for songs. When they come over it makes me feel really tired and my skin gets pink bruises and I always fall asleep. This song is sometimes really slow and really fast and I imagine that the song is see-through with glowing guts.
If you want to know more about Ighlooghost, AIGA Eye on Design did a great feature on him back in 2017.
Ighlooghost – photo by Daisy Emily Warne
Day 3 wrapped up another Watershed country music festival. The pleasant Sunday afternoon and evening showcased eight performers on the Main and Next From Nashville stages. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order – from the headliners in the evening, to the openers earlier in the day.
THE STEEL WOODS
Day 2 of Watershed had nine artists performing on the Main and Next From Nashville stages. The outdoor venue seats over 27,000 and is located above the Columbia River. It is consistently rated one of the most beautiful venues in the country. Lots of sun and a festive atmosphere. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order – from the headliners in the evening on each stage, to the openers in the early afternoon.
BIG & RICH
Toronto, Canada’s Alvvays headlined Neumos in April 2018. While a three-year gap stood between their debut, Alvvays, and 2017’s Antisocialites, they gained a new drummer, Sheridan Riley. On the bill opening that night was Frankie Rose, a solo artist who was formerly in Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts, among other bands. She’s on Slumberland Records, the same label as the Spook School.