Bumbershoot: Friday, September 2 – Day 1 w/Iska Dhaaf, Bob Moses, Kygo, Zeds Dead & More

Oh hey, Bumbershoot starts this Friday! Art, film, comedians, writers, and oh yeah, music take places of honor throughout the Seattle Center grounds’ annual festival. I’ve picked a few acts to highlight for each day; day one includes local and international treats from electronic music to pop. Also, I’m pretty sure this is the first […]

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Music: Song Premiere – “C. Burns” by Vicious Petals

We have a song premiere from Seattle’s Vicious Petals! The track, “C. Burns,” is straight off the Ryan Hadlock-produced (ahem, the Lumineers) debut LP, Main Street Lights, and it does indeed recall Billy Joel. I mention this because the group’s presser mentioned Joel, and, while sometimes comparisons in press releases just don’t vibe with what […]

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Music: Tennis’ “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar”

Band: Tennis Tennis‘ Alaina Moore & Patrick Riley Song:“Ladies Don’t Play Guitar” Why You Want to Listen: Denver, Colorado’s duo Tennis (Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley) has released a brand new track. The song, “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,” kicks major ass. Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Moore says: “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar” was the first line I wrote after […]

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Photos: Muse @ KeyArena

Muse @ KeyArena, 12/12/15 Photos by Dagmar Matthew Bellamy of Muse British trio Muse appeared (with an awesome light show) at KeyArena in December 2015. I’m a firm believer in “rather late than never,” but even with that, I apologize for not sharing my Muse photos earlier. The extraordinary group, who played a superb set […]

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Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 3, Sun. 7/24

Day three of Capitol Hill Block Party adds the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (at Neumos) to the mix. Red Bull Sound Select presents shows worldwide with local curators; Seattle’s curators include Sub Pop and Good to Die Records. We love that here at Back Beat Seattle. And, I think I say this about every […]

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