Photos: Danielle Bradbery @ Steel Creek

Danielle Bradbery – winner of The Voice in 2013 at age 16 – headlined at Steel Creek in Tacoma. The singer is on the road in support of her upcoming sophomore studio album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met. The show was sponsored by local country radio station, The Wolf.

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Show Preview: Yasmine Hamdan @ the Crocodile, Th. 11/9

Show Preview: Yasmine Hamdan @ the Crocodile, Thursday 11/9

Yasmine Hamdan – photo by Tania Feghali

What a great opportunity this is to see Lebanese electronic artist Yasmine Hamdan at the Crocodile tomorrow night, Thursday November 9th. Seattle is just one of her three West Coast United States dates (along with San Francisco and Los Angeles)! Hamdan, who gained icon status in the band Soapkills, branched out as a solo artist with 2013’s Ya Nass; she’s returned this year by giving fans Al Jamilat. Now based in Paris, Hamdan’s emerged as a powerful voice in world music – and a female voice, at that – also receiving a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for “Hal,” which appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. She’s using her presence and sultry voice to call attention to many important issues, describing her themes as “relationships, manipulation, self-reflection, self-mocking, deception, lust, sin, fear, love and rebellion.”

Show is all ages! Get more details here.


Photos: Róisín Murphy @ Mezzanine

Róisín Murphy @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, 11/10/16
Photos by Josh Armstrong

Róisín Murphy

Part 16 of Back Beat Seattle’s Walk Down Memory Lane series features Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy. One of BBS’ photographers, Josh Daniels, made a fall trip to San Francisco, and how could we not help him get a photo pass for this show? Thanks to Murphy’s publicist, permission was granted! The performance included numerous costumes, and Murphy herself, of course, so these are well worth checking out. Murphy, who was the singer in the now disbanded Moloko, received a Mercury Prize nomination in 2016 for Hairless Toys.

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Video: The Kooks’ “Broken Vow”

Band: The Kooks
Song: “Broken Vow”
Why You Want To Watch: The Kooks made a cool video (literally, there’s ice in it) for “Broken Vow,” one of two new songs on The Best of. . . So Far, a Kooks greatest hits album. Digging in to the Internet drew to my attention that the video’s director, Charlie Paul, helms ITCH FILM, an English ad and creative company. Naturally, I was drawn specifically to the cat section. The Kooks themselves are finishing their newest album, which required that they reschedule the planned 2017 headline tour. Those dates include a June 1st, 2018 appearance at Showbox SoDo.

The Kooks


Photos: Death Valley Girls @ Chop Suey

Death Valley Girls w/ Branden Daniel and the Chics & Eli @ Chop Suey, 9/24/17
Photos by Simon Krane

Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls

Yes, Death Valley Girls lists the night time as their influence on Facebook. The Californian quartet spent an evening at Chop Suey in September, sharing their garage vibes, and also sharing the stage with Seattle’s Branden Daniel and the Chics and Eli. Signed with Burger Records (home of Dwarves, FIDLAR, Audacity), Death Valley Girls did not ask us to share the following information: Last month, the band’s van transmission went out: Oh no! But one of their friends kindly created a GoFundMe to help out. Just throwing that out there.

Death Valley Girls

Branden Daniel and the Chics