Photos: Margo Price @ Neptune Theatre

Country singer-songwriter Margo Price brought her Nowhere Fast Tour to a sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre. Backed by a six-member band that included her songwriting partner and husband Jeremy Ivey, they featured many songs off Price’s most recent album, All American Made. She even sat down and played drums on “Cocaine Cowboy.” Only 16 months ago, Price played at the much smaller Tractor Tavern. Nashville-based Blank Range opened.

Margo Price

Blank Range


Photos: Old Dominion @ Showbox SoDo

Old Dominion @ Showbox SoDo – 12/11/16
Photos by Kirsey Sutton
Memory Lane Series, part 27

Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion

This one really fits in our Memory Lane Series! It’s awesome photos by Kirsey Danae of Old Dominion’s Seattle, December 2016 show. The country rock band shared songs from their second album, Meat and Candy, which got them many nominations in the country music world – plus the American Music Awards. In 2017, Old Dominion hit the charts hard with a number 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums for Happy Endings. Big bonus? You can catch them on tour with Kenney Chesney this year!

Old Dominion


Photos: Amy Shark @ Columbia City Theater

Australian Amy Shark played at the Columbia City Theater in support of her recently released album, Night Thinker. The show was typical of those on her North American tour – sold-out! Backed by drums and keys, Amy played guitar on many of the songs during her set. I look forward to seeing Amy again in a few weeks at SXSW. Connie Lim, who performs as MILCK, opened.

Amy Shark



Video: Kid Astray’s “Joanne”

Song: “Joanne”
Artist: Kid Astray
Why You Want to Watch: This one’s got just what you need when checking out a band: the band, the song and cool lights! Kid Astray is a Norway-based quintet incorporating synth, bass and pop, and I’m digging them. The video, directed by Ask Sunde, a talented photographer in Oslo, Norway, gives you a taste of new music to come in 2018. Tusen takk, Kid Astray.

Kid Astray – photo by Christian Zervos


Photos: Kaskade & Illenium @ the Paramount

Kaskade & Illenium @ the Paramount, 6/6/17
Photos by Jonathan Leung
Memory Lane Series part 26


The brilliant DJ Kaskade brought his unique sounds to Seattle in the summer of ’17. Playing two nights in June, Kaskade entertained fans with music and totally trippy lights. If you couldn’t get into these shows, and if you have the dough, head over to Vegas and catch him this spring. And did you miss this?: He closed out 2017 with the release of a really cool Christmas album (I know, electronic Christmas music???), appropriately called Kaskade Christmas. Illenium, a Denver-based DJ specializing in bass and trap, opened.