Sydney-based singer-songwriter Celia Pavey – billed as her music project Vera Blue – opened for Jacob Banks at the Crocodile Café. She’s on the road in support of her sophomore studio album, Perennial, which was released in July. Her long red hair flowed onstage while playing guitar and singing, and was accompanied by guitar and keys. The electronic pop artist placed third in season 2 of The Voice Australia in 2013.
Band:Galantis Song: “Hunter” Why You Want To Watch: Swedish duo Christian Karlsson & Linus Eklöw brought out the video for “Hunter” in June, and it features some pretty adorable creatures. What a fun video this would have been to happen upon while it was being filmed. Directed by Ben Fee, who seems to specialize in these out of this world spectacles, the video is part of a production company called Scandinavia. Beautiful work.
British singer-songwriter Jade Bird opened for Son Little at the Tractor Tavern. Her solo set featured many songs from her recently released album, Something American. Earlier this year, she was named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 Country Artists You Need To Know”.
Making a visit to North America all the way from Australia, feedtime, a postpunk trio, headlined the Sunset on September 19th, 2017. This year, the band made an awesomely welcome return to recording a complete album with Gas, their first in 16 (!!!!!) years. It’s also their first on In the Red Records. And because reviews by real people are important, here’s what a reviewer said on Amazon: “Gas doesn’t care if it irritates the neighbors; it just wants to be played loud.” Fantastic! One of Seattle fans enjoying that music live at the Sunset was photographer Monica Martinez:
ONE OK ROCK, rockers from Japan, helped start 2017 in Seattle right with a January show at Showbox SoDo. Headlining, and sharing the stage with Seattle’s Acceptance for the local date, ONE OK ROCK had an incredible world tour this year. And in 2016, they won Best Japanese Act at the MTV European Music Awards. In other awesome ONE OK ROCK news: congratulations to Ryota and his wife, Michelle Kohama on the birth of their first child in October. But back to Seattle, big thank you to photographer Alex Crick for getting these rad shots.