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’s own Blue Moon showcase on August 14th. (Details coming soon!)


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


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


Photos: Feral Children @ Neumos

Feral Children showcased new music at Neumos on Friday and given the audience reaction, I’m not alone in eagerly awaiting their upcoming release. The long gap between shows gave me the opportunity to appreciate anew not only the intense experience of seeing them live, but the gifted musicians that make up this unique band. Check them out for yourself at Neumos on July 29.


New Photographer: Jackie Canchola

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the newest photographer to contribute to Back Beat Seattle, Jackie Canchola. She’s brilliant. We’re looking forward to more amazing shots from her:

Crowd Surfers at Sasquatch

Super Geek League

The Hives