One day before Halloween in 2016, the wonderful and varied K.Flay performed at Barboza. This year has been very good for her, as she’s released her second album, Every Where Is Some Where, and grabbed an opening slot for Imagine Dragons. She’s also given back; proceeds from her book, Crush Me Book, benefit three organizations to help battle homelessness and child abuse. Well done. For her Seattle date, she was joined by Nightly and Layne. Here we are, with a very special part 16 of Back Beat Seattle’s Walk Down Memory Lane Series.
Swedish singer-songwriter LÉON played at the Crocodile Café during a stop in her North American headlining tour. Backed by a three member band, she’s on the road in support of her latest EP, Treasure. It was nice to have LÉON back in Seattle only six weeks after her appearance at Bumbershoot.
A$AP Mob @ WaMu Theater, Mon. 10/30/17
A$AP Mob – photo by Alexander Bortz
A$AP Mob will be at the WaMu Theater tomorrow night, Monday, October 30th. Don’t stay home because Tuesday is Halloween. You can relax on Halloween and eat all the candy you want, but first see A$AP Mob. A hip hop and rap group including, woah, all of these massive artists: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelve, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant, is led by A$AP Rocky himself. Even if you’re not a hip hop fan, you just may have seen Rocky in glossy magazines in Dior Homme ads. But if you’re reading this, you probably enjoy hip hop, so this is the show for you. They call themselves a collective, which is quite right, as they’ve got their fingers in all kinds of pies from fashion to production. You gotta respect that, and you’ve really gotta respect it even more as they’re all like, not even 30. They’ve made some very catchy songs on their two albums, such as “Hella Hoes,” “Wrong” and “Please Shut Up.” The big night also has A$AP Mob collaborator Playboi Carti, plus Key! and Cozy Boys for openers, with an 8PM start time.
Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist Elohim played at Showbox at the Market. On tour with Alison Wonderland, she made a stop in Seattle in support of her self-titled album. Characteristic of the mysterious Elohim, her face was hidden during her entire set.
Electronic DJ RL Grime took his Nova Tour to Seattle’s WaMu Theater on October, 13th. That was Friday the 13th if anyone missed that. RL Grime is set to release his new LP, Nova, this year. Present for Christmas? By the way, he just released a new track, “Era,” last week. Other cool news: Honolulu, Hawaii’s Graves and Miami, Florida’s GTA were the opening acts, with Graves joing RL Grime for all dates. Nice!