Photos: The National & Blind Pilot @ the Neptune

Why are we late getting these photos of The National and Blind Pilot up? We’ve had some computer malfunctions. But here are Amber Barni‘s lovely shots of the bands when they played the Neptune on December 1st, 2011. So far the National has released five albums and even a documentary. Oregon’s Blind Pilot will be […]

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Photos: Craig Finn @ the Crocodile

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn came to Seattle’s Crocodile to perform music from his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. Finn, who is now touring Europe, let Back Beat Seattle contributor Amber Barni take some shots of his set. Love and enjoy: Craig Finn

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Show Previews: City Arts Fest 2011, Th. 10/20 – Sat. 10/22 @ Various Locations

City Arts Fest 2011 runs from Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22nd. You can see the full schedule right here, but here are a few acts you might not want to miss: Thursday, October 20th Robyn & YACHT @ the Paramount, 7:00 PM Robyn – photo by Dagmar YACHT – photo by Kirk Stauffer […]

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Bumbershoot 2011, Day 2 w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mad Rad & Tennis

Summer may be almost over, but it was a warm one at the Seattle Center! The BEST hair of Bumbershoot: photos by Amber Barni It band, Tennis gave a surprisingly rocking show.  And the guitarist Patrick Riley resembled Franz Ferdinand’s frontman Alex Kapranos – never a bad thing, IMO. Tennis – photos by Amber Barni […]

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Photos: Bumbershoot 2011, Day 2 w/ Kris Orlowski, Wagons, and PS I Love You

Seattle finally found its blue sky, just in time for Bumbershoot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bandfan/6119009518/ Kris Orlowski was described as a troubadour, but when I saw the cello, violin, drums, guitar, etc. –I was hooked. Wagons hark from Australia–by way of the deep southern USA.  I created the genre “nerdish country” just for them.

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