We’re continuing our coverage of Capitol Hill Block Party with photographer Simon Krane’s shots from Friday, Day 1 of the festival. Top headliner of that day on the Main Stage was Sub Pop Records’ Wolf Parade, an indie quartet from Canada. Look for the release of their new album, Cry Cry Cry, on October 6th. Other acts appearing on the Main Stage were rapper Noname and Virginia indie artist Lucy Dacus. Krane also hung out at Neumos, getting pictures of Seattle outfits Fauna Shade and Eastern Souvenirs; he also spent a great chunk of time at the outside Vera Stage, photographing electronic act Austra, another indie band (yay!), Cherry Glazerr and Oregon’s flor. By the way, you’ll get several chances to catch flor this September while they open for Atlas Genius, including a Seattle, September 26th date. Last up? Seattle’s The Gods Themselves down in Barboza.
New York-based singer-songwriter Hailey Knox brought her soulful pop sound to the Crocodile Café on July 19th. She was on the road with R5 opening for their New Addictions Tour. In support of her debut EP A Little Awkward, Hailey was a one woman band with an electronic drum kit and guitar looping. Her set ended with the customary selfie with the audience. I ran into Hailey afterwards and we spent a few minutes taking some additional photos.
Details: Diarrhea Planet makes an appearance here in our Walk Down Memory Lane Series, part 10, with their show at the Tractor in August 2016. The Nashville rock band recently worked with a great fit in producer Vance Powell on album three, Turn to Gold. Powell has produced bands such as Kings of Leon, the Dead Weather, and Jars of Clay. See what we mean? And, for the Seattle date, another great live band, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, opened.
Waxahatchee – fronted by Katie Crutchfield – recently played at the Neptune Theatre in support of their new album, Out of the Storm. The four-member backing band included twin sister Allison. Lindsey Jordan and Snail Mail opened and was followed by Philadelphia-based Cayetana
Artist: Gary Numan
Video: “My Name Is Ruin”
Why You Want to Watch: It’s a beautiful video directed by Chris Corner (IAMX). I love a great apocalyptic concept; this one was placed in Californian deserts. “My Name Is Ruin” features vocals from Numan’s daughter, Persia, who also creates a strong presence with her dad in the video. Very cool family. Look for Numan’s newest album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World), releasing on September 15th, with a giant tour beginning in October (I see you, November 22nd at the Neptune!!!).