RIP: Travis Criscola

Cute Lepers‘ guitarist Travis Criscola passed away this weekend at the age of 24. Travis Criscola @ Neumos in January 2009 – photo by Amelia Steve E. Nix of Cute Lepers wrote the following on their myspace blog: Travis Criscola, rest in peace Early the morning of March 28, in Cincinnati our friend and band-mate […]

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Show Preview: The Royal Bear at the High Dive

The Royal Bear is playing the High Dive this Thursday, April 2nd. I saw them last on Valentine’s Day and I really think they’re worth your time and energy and to check out. I make no secret of how much I love certain types of music out of the 80s but they’re even more than […]

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Photos: USE at the Crocodile

Seattle photographer Julie Harmsen got some really wicked shots of USE last night at the Crocodile that I had to post immediately. We’ll see more of her work on here very soon! The show looks like a wild and techno prom. You can see more photos of USE on Julie’s flickr page.

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Photos: New Faces. Tonight: OK Go

I caught my first show at the new Crocodile on Wednesday night. I have been hearing a lot about New Faces – and I have been listening to them but this was the first time I saw the band live. They definitely live up to every wonderful thing I have been told. Conor & Nico […]

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Free Tix: The Builders and the Butchers

We have a pair of tix for The Builders and the Butchers‘ show this Friday at the Crocodile. First person who emails dagmar@backbeatseattle.com and can tell me which city the band is based in gets these tix. I’ll close up the contest at 4:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, March 26th. This show is 21+.

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