Show Review & Photos: Melvins Lite & Big Business @ Showbox at the Market

Melvins Lite & Big Business @ Showbox Market, 9/6 Review by M. Crossley Photos by Rod Tipton Seminal- adj. 1. Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed. 2. Of, relating to, or having the power to originate; creative. 3. Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development. […]

Show Reviews & Photos: MFNW w/The Hives, Silversun Pickups, School of Seven Bells & More

MusicfestNW – 9/5-9/9 Show Reviews & Photos by Abby Williamson School of Seven Bells This year was my third MusicfestNW in a row, but my first time covering it for Back Beat Seattle. It’s an interesting festival, without food vendors, temporary stages and tents – well there are a few of those, but the majority […]

Photos: Garbage & Screaming Females @ Showbox SoDo

Two female-fronted bands,Garbage and Screaming Females performed at Showbox SoDo on September 26th. Garbage is currently touring their new album, Not Your Kind of People – this tour is their first in five years. Also, wish Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster a speedy recovery. The singer/guitarist of Screaming Females is recuperating after a battle with mono. […]

Photos: Uproar w/Adelitas Way, Staind, Godsmack & Shinedown @ White River Ampitheatre

Uproar Festival, 9/22 Show Review & Photos by Heather Fitzpatrick On September 22nd, Uproar Festival again took over the White River Amphitheatre, and featured 14 bands, including this region’s “Battle of The Bands” winner, Windowpane. The first set of bands played back-to-back sets of approximately 30 minutes on two smaller stages, engaging fans to jump, […]

Photos: The Horde and the Harem, Western Haunts, Rags and Ribbons & Gibraltar @ the Crocodile

On September 8th The Horde and the Harem played their first Crocodile headlining show. They’ll return to the Crocodile on November 3rd for a show with Portland’s Typhoon and Lost Lander. While waiting for that show we urge you to get familiar with their wonderful album, A Long Midwinter. Western Haunts, who celebrated their album […]