Photos: Bret Michaels Band with Warrant @ ShoWare Center

Bret Michaels Band

Poison and Warrant were two of the more popular bands of the 1980s. Sadly, we’ll we have to wait until this summer for Poison to play locally. That didn’t matter to this crowd; they were ready to party with Bret Michaels Band from the very start and they didn’t stop until the very last moment.

So did we have fun? Heck yeah we did! The bands sounded great and the people watching was super entertaining.

*Thank you Tom for putting this fun night together for our group
**Thank you to Bret Michaels for auctioning off your hats and donating the proceeds to local charities.

Bret Michaels Band

Bret Michaels Band

Bret Michaels Band

Bret Michaels Band

Bret Michaels Band

Warrant

Warrant

Warrant

Warrant

Warrant

Warrant

Warrant


*This was not an official shoot and review. We attended as fans.

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Show Preview: Temples @ Neumos – Saturday, February 25th

Show Preview: Temples @ Neumos – Saturday, February 25th
~Dagmar

You can’t get your hands on Temples‘ second album, Volcano, yet. Happily, its release date of March 3rd approaches quickly. Or, if you go to Neumos on Saturday night, you’ll most likely hear songs off it, performed by the British quartet, Temples, whose albums have been produced by lead singer/guitarist James Bagshaw. The big difference here between the band’s 2013 release, Sun Structures, and Volcano is: while Sun Structures swings with a definite psychedelic rock emphasis, Volcano has gone more classic rock. And I love classic rock. Okay, there’s still some psychedelia happening; I like that, too.

The group, in appearance, matches both sounds perfectly. Now, I am not saying you need to look nice to play great music. And it doesn’t enhance the experience of listening to music; obviously, most of the time you listen to music without seeing the artists. What I mean is, Temples look exactly like how I would picture them. It makes it a cool bonus when you see a band perform live. Oh, and my favorite tracks from albums one and two? I am partial to “A Question Isn’t Answered” and, to what I have heard so far from Volcano, “I Wanna Be Your Mirror.”

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Photos: JoJo @ Showbox at the Market

Seattle was the second stop in the North American leg of JoJo‘s Mad Love Tour, in support of her third studio album with the same name. She was accompanied by a four-member band plus two backup singers for a rich, full sound. New York-based Stanaj opened.


JoJo


Stanaj

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Show Preview: Palmistry @ Lo-Fi, Thursday – February 23rd

Palmistry @ Lo-Fi, Thursday – February 23rd
~Dagmar


Palmistry

Londoner Benjy Keating is Palmistry, a project with delicate vocals and electronic hypnotic sounds. Those elements can be heard live on Thursday evening, when Palmistry visits Lo-Fi in Seattle. In 2014, Palmistry self-released an LP, the free and enjoyably good (and most importantly – hinting of promising additional material), Ascensión. Then some singles on Mixpak Records, such as “Memory Taffeta.” Two years later, he gave us the debut Mixpak EP, Pagan, loading up on more of those excellently-delivered dancehall vocals, plus starry grooves.

Note: The Crocodile is presenting the show, but it’s happening at Lo-Fi. Tickets are available here.

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Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 1 @ MoPOP

Sound Off! began its sixteenth year on Friday, February 10th. The competition, which included Cult Bride (indie/folk), Fluencie (dance), Jason McCue (folk) and Mission 253 (pop), was the first held under the building’s new name, MoPOP. EMP is no longer! Long live MoPop. Jason McCue won semifinals one, while Fluencie came in at runner-up. All photos by Simon Krane:


Jason McCue


Fluencie


Mission 253


Cult Bride

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