News & Tribute: Back Beat Seattle Writer Chris Senn Passes Away

Chris Senn & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – 2010 I just received the news from a fellow photographer/writer, Xander Deccio, that writer – and our friend – Chris Senn passed away this morning. Senn, a talented and informed music journalist, began writing for Back Beat Seattle in 2010. Whether he was reviewing Eric Clapton’s KeyArena […]

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Show Review & Photos: Gogol Bordello @ the Neptune

Gogol Bordello @ the Neptune, August 8th & 9th Photos by Monica Martinez & Rod Tipton Reviews by Chris Senn & Monica Martinez Gogol Bordello – photo by Monica Martinez Eugene Hutz is the man. This is an undeniable fact. He is one crazy gypsy punk party dude on stage with one crazy gypsy punk […]

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Show Review & Photos: Bumbershoot w/ the Joy Formidable, Baroness, Ivan & Alyosha & Hot Bodies in Motion

Bumbershoot, Monday 9/2 Review by Chris Senn Photos by Simon Krane the Joy Formidbale Baroness No main stage on Monday for me. Started off the day with my coffee at the Starbucks stage, taking in the sounds of yet a couple more local groups. One of the bands quickly on the rise with their catchy […]

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Show Preview: Chinook Fest in Naches, WA – Fri. 9/13 – Sun. 9/15

Chinook Fest in Naches, WA – Friday, 9/13 – Sunday, 9/15 Preview by Chris Senn If you haven’t already purchased your weekend passes for Chinook Fest, quickly becoming in its second year the preeminent Roots Rock/Americana festival in the Pacific Northwest, you’re out of luck. Weekend passes are sold out, so are Saturday day passes. […]

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Show Review & Photos: Bumbershoot w/ the Animals, the Zombies, Tegan & Sara and More

Bumbershoot, Sunday – September 1st Review by Chris Senn Photos by Simon Krane & Kirk Stauffer The Zombies – photo by Kirk Stauffer Day two started off about as Seattle as you could get with local guitar virtuoso Ayron Jones and the Way tearing up the Starbucks Stage beneath the shadow of the Space Needle […]

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