Preview: Capitol Hill Block Party – Day 3, Sun. 7/24

Day three of Capitol Hill Block Party adds the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (at Neumos) to the mix. Red Bull Sound Select presents shows worldwide with local curators; Seattle’s curators include Sub Pop and Good to Die Records. We love that here at Back Beat Seattle. And, I think I say this about every […]

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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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Photos: Sasquatch! Music Festival w/ Silversun Pickups, Shabazz Palaces, Ted Leo, Sallie Ford, Ben Howard, Damien Jurado, fun., Joy Formidable, Katie Kate & Walk the Moon

Monday’s Sasquatch! Music Festival had Silversun Pickups, Shabazz Palaces, Ted Leo, Sallie Ford, Ben Howard, Damien Jurado, fun., Joy Formidable, Katie Kate and Walk the Moon all perform on various stages at the Gorge. The wonderful Abby Williamson covered so much so well – thank you Abby for these beautiful photos. Silversun Pickups Shabazz Palaces […]

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Show Review & Photos: The Joy Formidable & The Lonely Forest @ The Crocodile

Tuesday nights, in general, are tough nights to get a crowd into a venue to see some live music. After all, most people have work or school on Wednesday morning, and Tuesday just isn’t close enough to Friday to call in sick. So when you have a couple of up-and-coming bands from fairly obscure places […]

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