Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 2, Sat. 7/22 w/Lord Huron, Jai Wolf, Phantoms & More

Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 2, Sat. 7/22 w/Lord Huron
Photos by Alex Crick


Lord Huron‘s Ben Schneider

Details: Day two of Capitol Hill Block Party found Los Angeles folk quartet closing out the Main Stage. That stage saw a vigorous dance workout earlier in the day with performances by electronic producer Jai Wolf, hip hop artist Lizzo, and electronic duo Phantoms. Seattle’s garage rock trio Naked Giants and hip-hopper Grynch appeared at the the Vera Stage and Neumos Stage, respectively. Other Seattle bands, electronic (a big yes on more electronic) Youryoungbody and Doom-Wop Prom Queen round out photographer Alex Crick’s busy day!


Lord Huron


Jai Wolf


Naked Giants


Lizzo


Phantoms


Grynch


Youryoungbody


Prom Queen


Lord Huron


Jai Wolf

Continue reading

Share

Show Preview: Waxahatchee @ the Neptune, Mon. 7/24

Show Preview: Waxahatchee @ the Neptune, Mon. 7/24
~Dagmar


Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee, a rock band – a bit indie, a bit folk – formed by Katie Crutchfield, and including her twin sister, Allison Crutchfield, starts the west coast leg of the Out in the Storm tour with an appearance at the Neptune Theatre tonight, Monday July 24th. The band recorded much of Out in the Storm‘s songs live, an idea producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth!) pitched. This is the group’s fourth release, and Crutchfield said it “digs into what I was going through without blinking. It’s a very honest record about a time in which I was not honest with myself.” Want to know my favorite track? It’s “No Question.”

And if you have not heard Out in the Storm yet, NPR awesomely has the album available, in its entirety, right over here. Listen to it loud, it deserves your attention.

For tickets and more information (the show is all ages), follow this link to the Neptune’s event page.

Share

Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. 7/21 w/Mura Masa, Thundercat, Fauna Shade & More

Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. 7/21 w/Mura Masa, Thundercat, Fauna Shade & More
Photos by Alex Crick


Mura Masa

Details: Capitol Hill Block Party kicked off day one of its annual three-day festival on Friday, July 21st. Breaking it down by two stages, photographer Alex Crick brought back gorgeous shots of Main Stage acts Mura Masa, Thundercat and Noname, plus Neumos Stage’s Fauna Shade and Eastern Souvenirs. British electronic act Mura Masa, who comes highly recommended by Charli XCX, made his Seattle debut, while Thundercat most likely wins best hair of CHBP. Everett, Washington trio Fauna Shade hit the Neumos Stage with their self-described “Twins Peaks-creepy sunniness.” Very nice. Also check out the photos of Noname, a Chicago rapper who is appearing at a huge number of festivals this year, and Eastern Souvenirs, an eclectic Seattle artist. More photos soon of Capitol Hill Block Party happenings.


Mura Masa


Thundercat


Fauna Shade


Noname


Eastern Souvenirs


Mura Masa


Thundercat


Noname

Share

Photos: Sabrina Carpenter @ Neptune Theatre

Singer-songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter recently played a sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre. The performance was at the frontend of her North American headlining De-Tour. Backed by a four member band and sister Sarah on backup vocals, Sabrina’s set was well over an hour and included a costume change. Near the end of the show, audience member Maggie came onstage and sang with Sabrina. New Hope Club opened, followed by Alex Aiono.


Sabrina Carpenter


Alex Aiono


New Hope Club

Share

Photos: Warpaint @ the Showbox

Warpaint @ the Showbox, 9/19/16
Photos by Casey Brevig

warpaint_2
Warpaint

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.

warpaint_3

warpaint_4

warpaint_6

warpaint_7

warpaint_8

warpaint_9

warpaint_10

warpaint_11

warpaint_12

warpaint_13

warpaint_14

warpaint
Warpaint

facial_1

facial_2

facial_3

facial
Facial

Share