Photos: Wolf Alice & Gateway Drugs @ the Crocodile

Brits Wolf Alice visited Seattle to headline the Crocodile in May. One of many interesting details about this band is they released their first EP, Blush, on White Lies’ Jack Brown’s label, Chess Records. Everything is connected! Now they’re on RCA with My Love Is Cruel, and are working on the conquering of America. All […]

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Show Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party: Friday, Day 1 w/ Protomartyr, Acid Tongue & More

Capitol Hill Block Party, the annual music festival that dominates the Capitol Hill neighborhood every summer, starts tomorrow, Friday July 24th. I narrowed down the list of acts playing the first day to seven bands (most of them local), whom I am highlighting as a few of my favorites. And Capitol Hill, with those cool, […]

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Photos: Stromae & Freedom Fry @ Showbox SoDo

Stromae, from Brussels, Belgium, played Showbox SoDo in early April. The man known as Stromae is actually Paul Van Haver, a singer-songwriter and rapper who writes his lyrics in French. He also has two albums out, and his own fashion line called Mosaert. The duo, Freedom Fry, made of the French Marie Seyrat and Detroit, […]

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Photos: Coal Chamber, Filter & Combichrist @ Showbox at the Market

On March 11th, Coal Chamber headlined Showbox at the Market, apparently setting that venue on fire. The metal band reunited in 2011, with singer B. Dez Fafara and guitarist Miguel Rascón staying in the group from the very beginning. Coal Chamber will spend all summer of 2015 on tour of North America! For openers, Filter […]

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Photos: The Grizzled Mighty, Smokey Brights & Constant Lovers @ Neumos

Blues-rock duo the Grizzled Mighty celebrated their third release, Closed Knuckle Jaw, at Neumos in February. Watch for them at Bumbershoot this year. Rounding out the release party were Smokey Brights and Constant Lovers, who both (OMG!) will also be at Bumbershoot! All photos by Alex Crick: The Grizzled Mighty Smokey Brights Constant Lovers

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