Show Preview: Block Party Day Two According to Dagmar

Day two of the Capitol Hill Block Party brings one of the best bands I have ever heard, Future of the Left, to a cushy spot on the lineup. They’re Welsh and are musical miracles.

So here are some of my picks for Saturday July 25th:

Neumos Stage:
Hotels at 3:00 pm
The Girls at 4:00 pm
Truckasauras at 7:45 pm
Future of the Left at 9:00 pm

Vera Stage:
New Faces at 4:45 pm
The Lonely Forest at 7:15 pm
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at 8:30 pm
Japandroids at 9:45 pm


Show Preview: Block Party Day One According to Dagmar

The Capitol Hill Block Party has one hell of a lineup prepared for you.

My picks for Friday, July 24th include:

The Blakes and Sleepy Eyes of Death at Neumos. These 2 bands play in a row @ 6:15 pm and 7:45 pm.

Starfucker and Mika Miko at the Vera Stage. And you can see both bands in a row as Starfucker is at 9 pm followed by Mika Miko at 10 pm.


Notable Photos from our Flickr Pool

You know about the Backbeat Seattle Flickr photo pool, right? Matt Brown, Baron of Bacon certainly does – check out what he contributed over the weekend – wow! These are from a recent Dynamite 8 show @ the Victory Lounge. Thanks Matt!


Photos: The Metal Shakespeare Company @ the Blue Moon

The Metal Shakespeare Company was everything I could have hoped for, and I had a great Friday night – TMSC headlined a solid night at the Blue Moon, following Brewtal Thirst and The Valkyries. I’m smitten with all three bands and hope to see them all again, as well as TMSC’s Junkface incarnation.


The Valkyries


Brewtal Thirst


Photos: The Decemberists & Andrew Bird @ Marymoor Park

The Decemberists and Andrew Bird played Marymoor Park on Friday night. Both bands will play Lollapalooza in August, and while the Decemberists tour the States throughout the summer, Bird will head to Europe. Photographer Alex Crick was at Friday’s show and snapped some glorious shots of each act.

The Decemberists

Andrew Bird

All photos by Alex Crick.