Warpaint @ the Showbox, 9/19/16
Photos by Casey Brevig
Details: Los Angeles-based quartet Warpaint make their third appearance in Back Beat Seattle with photos by Casey Brevig of the September 2016 show. These photos are part 9 of our Walk Down Memory Lane Series. Warpaint have now released three albums on the Rough Trade label, and are an incredibly strong live band. Their tour manager and photographer, Robin Laananen, just released a photo book of Warpaint tours from seven years of touring, called US / THEN. Fans will want that. First, enjoy photos of the Seattle 2016 show with Facial.
It was nice to have Toronto-based Jessie Reyez play south of the border on Canada Day. Backed by a DJ, Reyez was wrapping up her North American Kiddo Tour in support of her debut EP, Kiddo, released earlier this year. The all-ages show at the Columbia City Theater was packed. With her signature long curly hair and symbolic red balloon, the singer-songwriter entertained the crowd for nearly an hour. Near the end of her set, Reyez asked that the stage lights be turned off and for the audience to turn on their cell phone lights. Seattle-based R&B/pop singer EMI opened.
Singer-songwriter and actress Morgan James recently brought her “Reckless Abandon World Tour” to the Triple Door. It was her second show at the venue in two years – this time in support of her second studio album, Reckless Abandon. James was backed by a four-member band that included husband Doug Wamble on guitar.
Details: I hope you didn’t miss Big Thief when they were in Seattle back in March, but if you did, you’ve got another chance to see them when they open for Belle and Sebastian on August 8th. The New York band will tour through November, with dates in America in Europe. Congratulations to them – they have an incredible momentum going. Oh, and have a preview of their second album, Capacity, right over here!