Photos: Metric @ the Showbox

Metric pounced into Seattle last Thursday and put on a glowing show. I like their energy and I think Emily Haines is deservedly known as a talented and sexy performer. And they did some of my favorite songs of theirs, including Dead Disco and Help I’m Alive. I was also impressed that Haines mentioned their […]

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Photos: Feral Children @ Neumos

Feral Children showcased new music at Neumos on Friday and given the audience reaction, I’m not alone in eagerly awaiting their upcoming release. The long gap between shows gave me the opportunity to appreciate anew not only the intense experience of seeing them live, but the gifted musicians that make up this unique band. Check […]

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New Photographer: Jackie Canchola

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the newest photographer to contribute to Back Beat Seattle, Jackie Canchola. She’s brilliant. We’re looking forward to more amazing shots from her: Crowd Surfers at Sasquatch Super Geek League The Hives

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Show Review & Photos: Peaches at the Showbox

Peaches is such a star. I first saw her at Neumos in Seattle in 2004, so this is kind of my five year anniversary with her. She’s got an incredible, inspiring and adventurous oeuvre and collaborated with other icons – Iggy Pop especially comes to mind. Her most recent release, I Feel Cream, including its […]

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Interview: The Prodigy

I interviewed the Prodigy on Saturday afternoon before their show in Seattle. The British band is hugely influential and relevant – a sure sign of their relevance was shown to me by the youth apparent at the show. When teens like something that means it’s a presence to be reckoned with, whether you like it […]

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