Photos: Modest Mouse @ KeyArena

Modest Mouse @ KeyArena, 7/30/16
Photos by Casey Brevig

Details: Walk Down Memory Lane Series Part 2 features Modest Mouse, who headlined KeyArena in July 2016. Originally from Issaquah, Washington, Modest Mouse celebrates worldwide popularity – and tour as an eight-member band. Always a favorite live act, they’ll have a few dates in May-June of 2017. And note: Their most recent album, Strangers to Ourselves, was recorded singer-guitarist’s Isaac Brock’s own studio, Ice Cream Party.

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Photos: Sting & Peter Gabriel @ KeyArena

Sting & Peter Gabriel @ KeyArena, 7/21/16
Photos by Tino Tran

Details: Part 1 of our Walk Down Memory Lane Series is Sting and Peter Gabriel at KeyArena in June 2016. Walk Down Memory Lane is a new series, which will feature show photos, that, unfortunately did not find themselves on Back Beat Seattle yet. But we believe photos are forever and always relevant.

Sting and Peter Gabriel have toured together before, and called 2016’s tour the Rock Papers Scissors Tour. That’s not a typo! Since the tour, Sting bravely played the re-opening date of Bataclan, the Parisian club that suffered a terror attack in 2015. He’s also got his own 57th & 9th tour going on right now. One of Gabriel’s most recent works is “I’m Amazing,” a tribute to Muhammad Ali.

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Sat., Day 6 w/ Garth Brooks, shame, Alexandra Savior & More

Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Sat., Day 6 w/ Garth Brooks, shame, Alexandra Savior & More
~Dagmar

Saturday finds the big kahuna country star Garth Brooks in a lineup with especially strong female representation: Alexandra Savior, Elle Exxe, Happy Meals, Nicole Atkins, Noga Eraz, Phoebe Bridgers, Still Corners and Skott. Yes, this is marvelous. Thank you, SXSW, for putting together a festival that has brought attention to so many deserving artists in 2017. You’ve carried on a wonderful tradition.

Acid Tongue – Seattle/Brooklyn
Javelina, 12:00 AM – 12:40 AM

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Alexandra Savior – Portland, OR
Barracuda, 10:20 – 11:00 PM


Alexandra Savior – Photo by Kirk Stauffer

“Mirage”

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Coucheron – Norway
Sidewinder, 11:55 – 12:35 AM


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“Ruby”

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Elle Exxe – Scotland
The Townsend, 9:00 – 9:40 PM

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Garth Brooks – Tulsa, Oklahoma
SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, 8:00 – 9:00 PM


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“The Thunder Rolls”

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Happy Meals – Scotland
Blackheart, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

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Nicole Atkins – New Jersey
SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, 5:35 – 6:15 PM


Nicole Atkins – Photo by Kirk Stauffer (2014)

“Vultures”

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Noga Eraz – Tel Aviv, Israel
Barracuda, 8:25 – 9:00 PM


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“Pity”

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Phoebe Bridgers – Los Angeles, CA
Central Presbyterian Church, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Phoebe Bridgers– Photo by Kirk Stauffer (2016)

“Smoke Signals”

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Pines – Australia
CU29, 11:00 – 11:40


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“Tell Me (feat. Water Park)”

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Pujol – Nashville, Tennessee
Cheer Up Charlie’s, 12:00 AM – 12:40 AM

“Sleepy Doni”

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shame – UK
Barracuda, 12:15 AM – 12:55 AM


shame – Photo by África Pombo

“Gold Hole”

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Skott – Sweden
Barracuda, 9:20 – 10:00 PM


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“Glitter & Gloss”

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Still Corners – UK
Barracuda Backyard, 9:00 – 9:40


Still Corners – Photo by Bernard Bur

“Down with Heaven and Hell”

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Fri., Day 5 w/ Weezer, Hayley Kiyoko, San Holo & More

Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Fri., Day 5 w/ Weezer, Hayley Kiyoko, San Holo & More
~Dagmar

Ah yes, Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year. This alone will create many extra festivities for the weekend, and artists on SXSW’s Friday schedule bring a great mix of indie rock and electronic. I didn’t even have to go out of my way at all to make this the focus. It just did! And I’m sure every single person writing about Friday’s schedule has said something about the chance to see what’s basically a double-bill of bands Happy and Happyness. I must add to a chorus: this awesome!

Agnes Obel – Denmark/Germany
St David’s Historic Sanctuary, 9:00 – 9:40 PM

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Annie Hart – New York, New York
Clive Bar, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


Annie Hart – Photo by Flora Hanitijo

More Details: SXSW Annie Hart Page

“Hard To Be Still”

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Bearson – Norway
The Main, 9:00 – 10:00 PM

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Big Thief – Brooklyn, NY
Barracuda, 11:00 – 11:40 PM


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“Paul”

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Chastity Belt – Seattle, WA
Mazda Studio at Empire Garage, 10:00 – 10:40

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Happy Meals Glasgow, Scotland
Mohawk Indoor, 1:00 AM – 1:40 AM

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Happyness – UK
Hotel Vegas, 11:00 – 11:35 PM

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Hayley Kiyoko – Los Angeles, CA
Bar 96, 9:00 – 9:40 PM


Hayley Kiyoko

More Details: SXSW Hayley Kiyoko Page

“SLEEPOVER”

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Illenium – Denver, Colorado
Monster Energy Outbreak House, 1:00 AM – 1:45 AM


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“Afterlife (feat. ECHOS)”

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Lizzo – Texas
Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

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Mondo Cozmo – Los Angeles, CA
Stub’s, 8:30 – 9:00 PM

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San Holo – Netherlands
Monster Energy Outbreak House, 12:15 AM – 12:55 AM


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“Light”

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Sohn – UK
Mohawk Outdoor, 11:00 – 11:40 PM

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Spoon – Texas
Radio Stage Austin Convention Center, 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM

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They. – Los Angeles, CA
Buffalo Billiards, 1:15 AM – 1:50 AM

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Weezer – Los Angeles, CA
Brazos Hall, 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM


Weezer – Photo by Brendan Walter

“Hash Pipe”

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Show Review & Photos: Wrabel w/ Molly Kate Kestner @ the Triple Door

Wrabel w/ Molly Kate Kestner @ the Triple Door, 3/14/17
Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph

Appearing onstage in a purple jacket, gold slip on shoes, and with a grand piano, singer-songwriter Wrabel displayed a beautifully soaring voice which had an almost haunting quality.

He was a very playful soul who shared his life experiences, and his past loves, in song and personal anecdotes. Wrabel took the time to explain how his romances inspired his music, and in some cases, didn’t.

Wrabel joked that if the person you are with asks if the song is about him, always answer that it’s just a song. He had a fun back and forth with his equally fun audience. Late in the show, Wrabel reminisced playing at the Washington State Fair and having an earthquake burger and elephant ears. The crowd cracked up every time he relayed his stories.

Wrabel’s “Ten Feet Tall,” featuring Afrojack and “Ritual,” featuring Marshmellow can be found at Wrabel Music.


Wrabel


Molly Kate Kestner

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