Photos: Basia Bulat & the Weather Station @ Barboza

Canada’s Basia Bulat shared new songs from her fourth album, Good Advice, with Seattle during a February visit to Barboza. She certainly performed other material, and not to take away from Bulat’s previous work, but Good Advice was produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. . . Bulat, whose debut made the shortlist for Polaris […]

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Photos: Underoath & Caspian @ Showbox SoDo

On March 30, Showbox SoDo had a fantastic pairing of Underoath and Caspian. While Caspian hits Europe this summer, look out for Underoath at Riot Fest in the fall. We’re stoked to share photographer Josh Daniels’ pictures from the Seattle date. Simon Krane, another of Back Beat Seattle’s photographers, snapped a Seattle Caspian show in […]

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Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #3 @ EMP

EMP hosted its annual Sound Off! competition on February 27th. The Semifinals #3 made Dre’zy and too Smoove the winner (and audience favorite!), and LEE the runner up. The event is always a favorite here at Back Beat Seattle. Enjoy photographer Simon Krane’s photos of Dre’zy and too Smoove, LEE, and the other two Semifinals […]

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Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #2 @ EMP

February 20th, 2016 found EMP hosting Sound Off!‘s semifinals number 2. R&b singer-songwriter Paris Alexa won first place, while psychedelic artist Animal Camera got the second place spot. Congrats to them and to Travis Thompson (Audience Favorite!) and Crews for battling it out. All photos by Simon Krane: Paris Alexa Animal Camera Travis Thompson Crews

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Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #1 @ EMP

Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals have begun!!! Seattle’s COSMOS, Vancouver, BC’s Jazzy Tee, Woodinville, WA’s Copalis, and Lake Forest Park, WA’s Party Shark were the first bands to perform in this year’s annual competition at the EMP Museum. COSMOS came out on top with their R&B/hip-hop sound. In second place was some more R&B/hip-hop, Jazzy Tee. […]

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