Photos: James Vincent McMorrow @ the Neptune

James Vincent McMorrow, an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin came to Seattle in August. Now, Wikipedia claims McMorrow is left-handed but plays guitar right-handed. How that happened, who can say? We can say that McMorrow is on a very interesting label, Vagrant, home to the 1975, Band of Skulls, PJ Harvey and others. You can hear […]

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Photos: METZ, Big Ups & Trash Fire @ Neumos

On the summer evening of August 4th, Toronto, Canada’s METZ had the top slot at Neumos. METZ, signed to Sub Pop Records and known for playing exciting punk shows, tour the world beginning on October 16th. Photographers Casey Brevig and Monica Martinez covered the Seattle date, which also had Big Ups and Trash Fire on […]

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Photos: Nico & Vinz @ the Neptune

Oslo, Norway’s Nico & Vinz dropped by the Neptune in June. Nico & Vinz is the pair behind the song “Am I Wrong,” which is not only awesome but if you haven’t come across it you just might live under a rock (hey, it’s OK if you do). Why would you have missed it? It […]

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Photos: Vaadat Charigrim @ Barboza

Vaadat Charigrim, a rock band from Israel visited Seattle in May. The Tel Aviv trio, whose name means Exceptions Committee, now have two albums; this year’s Sinking As A Stone, with songs also in Hebrew, has brought them more international acclaim. Songs such as “Lehitorer Velo Lada’at” (“Waking Up and Not Knowing What’s Wrong”) (discussed […]

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Show Review & Photos: Joe Bonamassa @ The Paramount

Joe Bonamassa @ the Paramount, 5/14/15 Show Review by John Rudolph Photos by John Rudolph & Casey Brevig Joe Bonamassa Blues Rock virtuoso Joe Bonamassa electrified his fans for over two hours at the Paramount with his blazing guitar and soulful lyrics. Thursday night he played the first of three shows with passion and energy […]

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