Photos: USE at the Crocodile

Seattle photographer Julie Harmsen got some really wicked shots of USE last night at the Crocodile that I had to post immediately. We’ll see more of her work on here very soon! The show looks like a wild and techno prom.

You can see more photos of USE on Julie’s flickr page.


Photos: New Faces. Tonight: OK Go

I caught my first show at the new Crocodile on Wednesday night. I have been hearing a lot about New Faces – and I have been listening to them but this was the first time I saw the band live. They definitely live up to every wonderful thing I have been told.

Conor & Nico


Here is a Full New Faces Gallery and check out some shots in our brand new flickr group pool. And join us – send in your music photos.

Tonight OK Go plays at Chop Suey. This show was announced in December and I have been looking forward to it. I last saw them at KeyArena as an opening band and took photos of them when they played Neumos some time ago.

OK Go – Invincible


Photos: What What Now @ High Dive

Even if I catch whatever horrible illness What What Now’s singer/guitarist Brittian has, it will have been completely worth it as theirs was my favorite set last night at the High Dive. His voice was wonderfully hoarse and his band’s energy kicked off a great night. I’ve seen What What Now twice and am kind of in denial about how good they are. Bravo/Brava, What What Now!

More photos from the rest of the night are forthcoming – speaking of… join our new flickr pool, won’t you?

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive

what what now @ high dive


My Weekend Starts Tonight at High Dive

Even though I have to work tomorrow, I’m counting this last weekend in March as a long one. I’ve only seen one band on the bill tonight at High Dive – What What Now, who blew out the Blue Moon in January and I’ve been looking forward to seeing them again ever since. What What Now @ Blue Moon

I’ve heard great things about the other three: High Divide, History For Sale (CD release tonight) and The Endeavors (video premiere tonight). Can’t wait! 

Friday night will take me to The (amazing and fancy new) Crocodile for The Builders & The Butchers

The Builders & The Butchers @ Capitol Hill Bock Party 2008

and Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground.

Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground @ Sasquatch 2008

Saturday’s Blue Moon show should put me over the top – I have a feeling the mother of all show-hangovers will keep me close to home and happily recovering on Sunday. Check out this lineup:
A Post-Grunge Compilation Showcase starring:
The Greenriver Thrillers
Dead Scene Celebrity

I hope to see you out there!


Free Tix: The Builders and the Butchers

We have a pair of tix for The Builders and the Butchers‘ show this Friday at the Crocodile.

First person who emails and can tell me which city the band is based in gets these tix. I’ll close up the contest at 4:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, March 26th.

This show is 21+.