New York-based singer-songwriter Hailey Knox brought her soulful pop sound to the Crocodile Café on July 19th. She was on the road with R5 opening for their New Addictions Tour. In support of her debut EP A Little Awkward, Hailey was a one woman band with an electronic drum kit and guitar looping. Her set ended with the customary selfie with the audience. I ran into Hailey afterwards and we spent a few minutes taking some additional photos.
Details: Diarrhea Planet makes an appearance here in our Walk Down Memory Lane Series, part 10, with their show at the Tractor in August 2016. The Nashville rock band recently worked with a great fit in producer Vance Powell on album three, Turn to Gold. Powell has produced bands such as Kings of Leon, the Dead Weather, and Jars of Clay. See what we mean? And, for the Seattle date, another great live band, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, opened.
Waxahatchee – fronted by Katie Crutchfield – recently played at the Neptune Theatre in support of their new album, Out of the Storm. The four-member backing band included twin sister Allison. Lindsey Jordan and Snail Mail opened and was followed by Philadelphia-based Cayetana
Artist:Gary Numan Video: “My Name Is Ruin” Why You Want to Watch: It’s a beautiful video directed by Chris Corner (IAMX). I love a great apocalyptic concept; this one was placed in Californian deserts. “My Name Is Ruin” features vocals from Numan’s daughter, Persia, who also creates a strong presence with her dad in the video. Very cool family. Look for Numan’s newest album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World), releasing on September 15th, with a giant tour beginning in October (I see you, November 22nd at the Neptune!!!).
Details: The third and final day of Capitol Hill Block Party brought a live set by American DJ/Producer Diplo at the Main Stage. Real name Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo is an artist you’ve heard, even if you didn’t realize it. He’s worked with Beyoncé, Usher, M.I.A., among others, and he won a Grammy for “Where Are Ü Now.” Also on the Main Stage were British DJs Snakehips, rapper Danny Brown and indie singer-songwriter Julie Byrne. Over at Neumos, He Whose Ox is Gored played a hard rock set, and the Vera Stage hosted Perfume Genius; original rapper/performance artist Mykki Blanco; Torres (we’re happy to add that Torres’ new album, Three Futures, is available on 9/29); and pop duo Diet Cig. New Seattle band fronted by Pearl Dragon, The White Tears & Pearl Dragon is Dead had a spot on Barboza’s lineup.
Thank you to Capitol Hill Block Party for letting us cover the festival again! We will have even more photos soon from photographer Simon Krane.