Ticket Alert: Sasquatch! Music Festival @ the Gorge, Memorial Day Weekend

Sasquatch! Music Festival announced its lineup this week, including a welcome return to one of my faves, RUSTIE! Pre-sale for tickets will end at 10 PM PST TONIGHT, but you can get up early tomorrow, Saturday February 7th for the 10 AM official sale time. Check out the festival’s Facebook, which has late-breaking announcements and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Show Review & Photos: Bumbershoot Announcement Party @ Neumos

Bumbershoot Announcement Show Featuring Pickwick, Naomi Wachira, 5/8/14 Review & photos by Arlene Brown Pickwick On May 8, 2014 Neumos was the spot to be to catch the pink and purple Bumbershoot fever. We were even given ice cream before the music and got started. The night was MC’d by Ken Jennings of Jeopardy fame. […]