Capitol Hill Block Party Schedule Announced

Amelia just sent me the link to this: The schedule for Capitol Hill Block Party.

I am just happy that New Faces and Future of the Left are not playing at the same time. These are two of my favorite bands and I have been harping on them for a while on my various blogs. The Stranger’s powers that be have smiled upon me.

Future of the Left, with their enormous songs such as Manchasm, You Need Satan More Than He Needs You and adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood versus the enormous New Faces’ songs such as She’s Like the Snow, Cracks and Ms. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was not a battle I wanted to fight.

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Show Preview: Gabe Mintz @ Blue Moon this Thursday

I’ve been listening to and reading about Gabe Mintz recently, and am really looking forward to his show at the Blue Moon tomorrow (Thursday). Rumor has it that one of my favorite local drummers Trent Moorman will join Gabe onstage, which certainly sweetens the pot. Also on the bill is Linda Draper from NYC.

As you know, I usually lean more to music’s thrashy side, but both these singer-songwriters have grabbed my attention and I can’t wait to see them live.

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Photos: The Redwood Plan @ Cha Cha Lounge

The Redwood Plan is one of the best bands in Seattle, hands down. They rocked out a great set at Cha Cha on Sunday, blazing through favorites (I’ll never get enough of Je Suis Romantique) and treating us to a brand new song. Check their site for upcoming shows and do not miss a single one… including backbeatseattle.com’s own Blue Moon showcase on August 14th. (Details coming soon!)

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Photos & Show Review: Lady Sovereign @ the Crocodile

I caught Lady Sovereign at the Crocodile recently and wow, I really love this woman. She’s charming, talented, beautiful and smart. She came out in a Married to the Mob sweatshirt, then stripped down into a Married to the Mob T-shirt, and eventually to a purple tank top. She borrowed an audience member’s brush to fix her hair, she poured Heineken on the crowd – including about a whole bottle on my head. I can think of few people whom I wouldn’t mind doing this. She’s one of them. She made fun of herself without it sounding like an elaborate wind-up. And yes, she also did some great songs such as Love Me or Hate Me, I Got You Dancing, So Human and a very punk show-stopper Public Warning. I took some photos:









all photos by Dagmar
More photos of Lady Sovereign at the Crocodile

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Photos: Metric @ the Showbox

Metric pounced into Seattle last Thursday and put on a glowing show. I like their energy and I think Emily Haines is deservedly known as a talented and sexy performer. And they did some of my favorite songs of theirs, including Dead Disco and Help I’m Alive. I was also impressed that Haines mentioned their first show in Seattle where they played the Crocodile. According to her there were only 2 people there. Here’s looking forward to their return, which will have thousands seeing them when they play Bumbershoot in September 09. In the meantime, photos photos photos:





all photos by Dagmar – you can see more photos here.

And I placed what it is that Emily Haines reminds me of. This may seem pretentious but she reminds me of these kind of Pre-Raphaelite paintings:

Sophie Gengembre Anderson

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