Another cool set of photos by Peter Dervin, these ones taken at the Shins’ Marymoor Park headlining performance in ’17. Last year and this year, the Shins did a very intriguing thing: after releasing Heartworms in ’17, they redid that album in ’18. Called The Worm’s Heart, the album was “flipped”, which means the band made new versions of every track. Remakes are always exciting. Also on the bill for the Marymoor Park date were California’s Foxygen and Day Wave.
Slightly Stoopid and Stick Figure enjoyed outdoor shows with fans on a beautiful June day at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. Congratulations to the rock/reggae San Diegans Slightly Stoopid, who have made a very successful go of having summer tours! They’ve brought artists such as Dirty Heads, Iration and Rebelution with them. This time, reggae band Stick Figure, who has their own dog, Cocoa the Tour Dog (see below), was one of the openers. Keep an eye out for Everday Life, Everyday People, Slightly Stoopid’s eighth album, with the release date of Friday the 13th.
Song: “Half Love”
Why You Want to Watch: Many mirrors capturing Elohim’s image? Fantastic. That’s one of the things you’ll see in this video, which also features loads of colorful lights. Elohim’s video for “Fuck Your Money” had the same directors: Chase O’Black and Daniel Russell.
Boone, North Carolina’s Rainbow Kitten Surprise headlined Showbox SoDo on May 3rd, just a few weeks following the release of their big label debut album, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall. I’ve read the band doesn’t like classifying their sound, but for production duties on How to. . . they worked with Jay Joyce. Joyce has produced artists such as Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Keith Urban, putting Rainbow Kitten Surprise in the category of music that knows how to cross over. Indie-folk duo Caamp, from Ohio, opened.
KT Tunstall opened for Barenaked Ladies at Marymoor Park in Redmond, east of Seattle. Her solo set – accompanied by looping – was in support of her most recent album, KIN. After playing her first hit from 2004, “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree,” she imitated the audience saying, “Oh! She’s the one who sang that song!” Watch for KT’s sixth studio album this fall and a tour stop in October.