I had a full day of the super Public Service Broadcasting on February 23rd when I photographed their in-studio at KEXP, interviewed the band and took pictures of their set that night at Nectar. The British duo performed its unique and stunning sound, joined to unusual visuals, for an audience who danced the night away (one audience member ran in place through the entire set – I’ve never seen that before). My interview will be on here very soon, though first here are photos!
Public Service Broadcasting – all photos by Dagmar
More Photos of Public Service Broadcasting @ Nectar
Some of Holograms‘ video for “Luminous” reminds me very much of Seattle – all those trees and greenery. The Swedish band was here in December (without that cute parrot featured briefly), and I do hope they return. They’ve got a monstrously good sound.
Holograms – photo by Simon Krane
Another video, “Dead Eye,” with some cool landscapes comes from Middle Class Rut. Very literally cool; it’s Alaska. I’ve only seen this duo once (gosh they look different now) but would absolutely catch them again. The tour gods were cruel to me as I just missed them in early March, but they’re touring all over the States right now.
Middle Class Rut – photo by Dagmar
Always a must-see when she’s in town, Nicole Atkins returned to Seattle on February 28th for a show at the Nectar Lounge. She’s in the middle of her US tour in support of her amazing new album, Slow Phaser. I’ll likely wind up with an “Atkins Overdose” next week when I see several of her many performances at SXSW in Austin.
The always striking French Letters played Chop Suey in February. I wish I could see this band at least once a month. They really know how to roar. That’s right, I said roar.
French Letters – photos by Dagmar
The wonderful and prolific Ani DiFranco returned to Seattle as the headliner at the Moore on February 22nd. You could now call her Dr. DiFranco; she just received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Winnipeg in November, 2013. All lovely photos by Dana Pleasant: