Show Review & Photos: Ann Wilson @ the Moore

Ann Wilson @ the Moore, 3/8/17
Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph

Ann Wilson has been known for years as having one of the best voices in pop and rock. I challenge that notion. I say that she has one of the best voices in music full stop. Front woman for the band Heart for more than 40 years, Ann has rocked some of the most iconic songs with some of the most legendary musicians in the business.

Ann Wilson performing at the Moore could not be more Seattle if they tried. She and her band performed a very cool variety of music. She started with The Who, she trekked her way through Pink Floyd, past Heart, all the way to Renton’s Own, Jimi Hendrix. This was a musical odyssey that I loved. She didn’t just cover these Rock Gods, she made each song her own in a way that only a true artist can.

Ms. Wilson was incredibly generous with us photographers. She gave us an open door to be as creative as we wanted to be, for as long as we wanted. That is so rare for such established artists, and for this photographer, it is much appreciated. A pleasant surprise from a true professional and someone I have been a fan of since the 1970s.


Ann Wilson

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Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Monday, Day 1 w/ Christian Löffler & Muncie Girls

Show Preview: SXSW 2017 – Monday, Day 1 w/ Christian Löffler & Muncie Girls
~ Dagmar

SXSW attendees: I hope you get some ideas from checking out my recommendations for SXSW Music Festival. You’ll be thinking and dreaming music for I hope, all days; it should be impossible not to. Wherever you go, I am certain you will find great stuff. This is a gigantic festival, so I’d also recommend very serious viewing schedules. On the other hand, wander and be surprised.

Monday – March 13th

Christian Löffler – Germany
Swan Dive Patio, 10:00 – 10:40 PM


Christian Löffler

Electronic, one might say dreamy, tunes by an artist who uses quite a bit nature sounds in his songs. Check out some of him discussing that here.

More Details: SXSW Christian Löffler Page

“Mare”


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Muncie Girls – UK
Latitude 30, 1:00 – 1:40 AM


Muncie Girls – Photo by Phil Randall

Absolutely fits a sturdy definition of punk rock via their lyrical content and songs. They also covered Iron Maiden’s “The Wicker Man,” putting their own spin on it perfectly.

More Details: SXSW Muncie Girls Page

“Gas Mark 4”

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Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 3 @ MoPOP

R&B artist Falon Sierra won the top spot in Sound Off! Semifinals # 3, the last Semifinal before Finals on March 11th. Her February 24th win was followed by Nomad in the Wild Card slot. Although neither Animals In The Attic nor Brotha’ Groove, moved into top spots, I always want to congratulate everyone for participating. You have courage!! All photos of Semifinals # 3 by Simon Krane. Oh, and tickets for Finals are currently available.


Falon Sierra


Nomad


Animals In The Attic


Brotha’ Groove

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Show Preview: Ann Wilson @ the Moore, Wed. 3/8

Show Preview: Ann Wilson @ the Moore – Wednesday, March 8th
~Dagmar


Ann Wilson

Rock royalty Ann Wilson headlines the Moore Theatre tomorrow night, Wednesday March 8th. The show kicks off Wilson’s solo tour, which will travel much of the States. However, be warned: this date is Wilson’s only Pacific Northwest appearance. If you are in the Seattle area and want to see her, it’s an event you cannot miss.

Wilson, who earned everyone’s love as the singer and songwriter of ROCK BAND Heart, also has a solo career. Although Wilson has released 16 albums with Heart, sometimes you’ve got to do your own thing. In Wilson’s case, this means she has chosen special songs to embrace with her rad vocals. In her own words, the show is “A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production…The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart.” Set lists on the Internet are being shared, and I see several covers, including the Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and Neil Young’s “War of Man,” both of which appeared on her debut album, Hope & Glory, and newer tracks off recent works, The Ann Wilson Thing! – #1 and The Ann Wilson Thing! – #2. Before I might ruin the whole set list, I need to share that this is a perfect event to make part of your International Women’s Day! Wilson’s a super example of a woman who shows the world that women can make achievements in male-dominated fields.

Tickets & more details are available here.

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Photos: Tash Sultana @ Tractor Tavern

Seattle was the last stop of Tash Sultana’s US tour. The Aussie brought her one-woman sold-out show to the Tractor Tavern last week. She produced a very full sound via looping while playing numerous instruments including guitar, trumpet, synthesizer, mandolin and beatbox. It was interesting to watch as she frequently adjusted the footswitches with her hands and bare feet. The most memorable quote from Tash during the show was when a man from the of the side handed her a guitar … “Do you know who this old motherf*cker is? It’s my dad!” He then entertained the audience by doing the splits on stage. Catch Tash when she’s back in town at the Neptune Theatre on October 24.


Tash Sultana

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