(Interview and Photos) Freelance Whales @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

Freelance Whales played the Yeti Stage at the Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday May 30th, 2010. I had the gracious opportunity to interview the band the next day, where I accidentally called them “Freelance Buffalo” after they explained how excited they were to play after Avi Buffalo who graced the Yeti Stage earlier in the […]

Photos: 2010 Northwest Folklife

New photographer to Back Beat Seattle, Simon Krane makes his first contribution and I am thrilled he is here! Krane went to Northwest Folklife last weekend and captured some local bands, including the Horde and the Harem, Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts, Zephyrs, and Swedes Nordloef as they played the annual event. Nordloef […]

Show Review & Photos: Jim Norton @ Showbox Market

Comedian Jim Norton performed two stand-up sets at the Showbox last Friday. I caught his first set, which was laugh out loud funny and also displayed his skills at social commentary. I had never seen him live so this was a great and immediate treat. He took aim at Jamie Lee Curtis’ Activia ads (saying […]