Photos: Kacey Musgraves @ Marymoor Park

Country artist Kacey Musgraves recently opened for Willie Nelson at Marymoor Park in Redmond, east of Seattle. She and her five-member band played material from her two studio albums as well as several new songs. Kacey told the audience that up until the tour started, she’d been busy planning her wedding [with Ruston Kelly] and writing. Near the end of her set she sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a tribute to Glen Campbell, who died a few days beforehand. Kacey’s set ended with a well-deserved standing ovation.

Kacey Musgraves


Song: “We Are Your Receiver” (Karnaval Blues Remix) by Klangstof

Band: Klangstof
Song: “We Are Your Receiver” (Karnaval Blues Remix)
Why You Want to Listen: Amsterdam, Netherlands’ electronic quartet get their song “We Are Your Receiver” remixed by Karnaval Blues! The remix appears on Dusk, a remix album including treatment from Sasha as well, and it’s just beautiful. I encourage you to get to know this band and Karnaval Blues (KB tracks, sadly and strangely, seem impossible to find. The Leeds-based producer needs to fix that).

Listen right over here.


Photos: Slayer with Lamb of God

Slayer with Lamb of God
August 12, 2017
WaMu Theater
Photos By:
John Rudolph

Slayer and Lamb of God kicked the doors down and destroyed WaMu Theater last night. They both put on such a great show and I just love covering them both. Slayer is due for a very anticipated record next year and Lamb of God released The Duke in 2016.

If you want to see a super high energy, irreverent metal show, find Slayer or Lamb of God as soon now!


Lamb Of God


Photos: Watershed @ The Gorge Amphitheatre – Day 1

About a dozen times each summer, a temporary encampment of 25,000 springs up at the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington for a weekend of music. The three-day Watershed country music festival happened over the last weekend in July – at the oasis in the desert. Close to 10 artists performed each day, split between the Main and Next From Nashville stages. Besides music, there were numerous additional activities for the crowd that was dominated by 20-somethings. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order – from the headliners in the evening on each stage, to the openers in the early afternoon.

Chris Stapleton

Lee Brice

Eric Paslay

Ashley McBryde

Maddie & Tae

Carter Winter

Michael Ray

Muscadine Bloodline

Josh Abbott Band

Tyler Rich


Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. 7/21

Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 1, Fri. 7/21
Photos by Simon Krane

Wolf Parade

We’re continuing our coverage of Capitol Hill Block Party with photographer Simon Krane’s shots from Friday, Day 1 of the festival. Top headliner of that day on the Main Stage was Sub Pop Records’ Wolf Parade, an indie quartet from Canada. Look for the release of their new album, Cry Cry Cry, on October 6th. Other acts appearing on the Main Stage were rapper Noname and Virginia indie artist Lucy Dacus. Krane also hung out at Neumos, getting pictures of Seattle outfits Fauna Shade and Eastern Souvenirs; he also spent a great chunk of time at the outside Vera Stage, photographing electronic act Austra, another indie band (yay!), Cherry Glazerr and Oregon’s flor. By the way, you’ll get several chances to catch flor this September while they open for Atlas Genius, including a Seattle, September 26th date. Last up? Seattle’s The Gods Themselves down in Barboza.

Wolf Parade


Lucy Dacus

Fauna Shade

Eastern Souvenirs


Cherry Glazerr


The Gods Themselves

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