Norway’s I Was a King took part in this year’s Noise for the Needy. They came all the way from Oslo and Egersund to bring their groovy sound to Seattle – this was their first tour of the States but I would expect them back soon. Photographer Alex Crick was there and got some lovely shots of them.
Handsome Furs brought their sassiness to Seattle the other Friday and this couple is so spectacular. They don’t have a bad song and you can see and feel their chemistry onstage – this is not always possible with couples. Some couples act together and have no chemistry. I am not sure why this happens. But it’s not the case with Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry, a gorgeous and talented duo from Canada. Wow. This was my first time seeing them and the audience members around me were telling me how great they are live and then, well, the band lived up to the talk.
Drums of Death opened for Peaches at her most recent Seattle appearance and the reaction of the crowd was really great. I genuinely enjoyed this show and I didn’t feel any awkward moments with the audience as can sometimes can happen with opening bands. Drums of Death, aka Colin Bailey, has a super voice – kind of rare to combine that with being a DJ.
Dear Gabe – you are amazing. Your music is thoughtful, complex, and you rock. You are an extremely talented and generous performer and I can’t wait to see you again. Your friend Linda Draper was delightful (her voice is wow!) and Killywell (or is it Kill the Whale?) was also great. Trent Moorman is the perfect drummer for your music and the two of you create wonderful onstage energy. Say hi to Diane, Audrey, Dan and everyone else I met Thursday night at the Blue Moon.
I hope you like the photos. See you soon!
New Faces played a blistering set for Noise for the Needy‘s June 10th kickoff. I make no secret that I love this band. What’s not to love? They’re fancy and fetching photo subjects & entertainers and hold a record in my concert viewing as my most seen band in the shortest space of time. Most important though is the music. It’s magic. I’ll have an interview I did with the band ready soon and you can see them next at Seattle Drum School Georgetown‘s grand opening with the Lonely Forest. Oh, and also at Capitol Hill Block Party when they return from a tour . . .