Video Premiere: “Tightrope’s Edge” by Graig Markel and the 88th St. Band

I am thrilled to premiere the video for “Tightrope’s Edge,” the first song from Seattle’s Graig Markel and the 88th St. Band‘s debut album. The self-titled album, which I hope is just the first of many, has a retro soul sound. That sound works extremely well with Markel’s silky vocals. For this project, Markel worked […]

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News & Tribute: Back Beat Seattle Writer Chris Senn Passes Away

Chris Senn & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – 2010 I just received the news from a fellow photographer/writer, Xander Deccio, that writer – and our friend – Chris Senn passed away this morning. Senn, a talented and informed music journalist, began writing for Back Beat Seattle in 2010. Whether he was reviewing Eric Clapton’s KeyArena […]

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What to Expect this Year: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

I hit up a #CHBP preview party the evening of 7/10/14 at a fun place called B47 Studios to get an exclusive sneak peak of the Capitol Hill Block Party players. Check out a these snaps of DJ Bobbi Rich, Katie Kate & friends. I will see you all July 25-27th. I’m curious to see […]

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BBS Appears on Hollow Earth Radio’s Shit Show!

On Tuesday morning Marz and I appeared on Hollow Earth Radio‘s Shit Show! We had fun talking about the BBS show happening tomorrow with the host, Jaybo. Listen to me butcher names, talk more about the bands (Beachdick, Clutch Douglass, Dearly Departed & Nick Nihil) playing the show, Keith Richards – and listen to Marz […]

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Announcement: The Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 Full Schedule + Single Day Tickets

The Capitol Hill Block Party announces its full 2014 schedule and single day tickets for the three-day festival. The event’s owner and producer, Jason Lajeunesse lays out the game plan for the fest stating, “We wanted to balance this year’s schedule so attendees could move from stage to stage and find a mix of genres […]

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