Show Preview: The Tallest Man on Earth @ the Moore, Fri. 8/21

The Tallest Man on Earth (Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) headlines the Moore Theatre on Friday night, August 21st. In case you’re wondering why Matsson chose the name The Tallest Man on Earth, he told in 2013, “When you have a name like that, you have to write good music.” And he does write some […]

Show Preview & Interview: Sam Lee @ Fremont Abbey @ Fremont Abbey, Tues. 7/21

Magical English singer Sam Lee makes his first visit to Seattle tomorrow, Tuesday July 21st for a headlining show at the Fremont Abbey. Lee, formerly a dancer – a burlesque dancer at that! – got into the traditional music of Travellers (also called Gypsies: among the Irish, Scottish and Roma peoples) in the United Kingdom […]

Photos and Review: Ingrid Michaelson @ Paramount Theatre / A Perfect 10

Ingrid Michaelson @ the Paramount Theatre, 6/17/15 Show Review & Photos by Kirk Stauffer This was the 10th time I’ve had the pleasure of shooting Ingrid Michaelson’s show in Seattle. Ranging from the tiny Nectar Lounge (Jan, 2008) to last week at the 3000+ capacity Paramount Theatre, she always puts on an excellent show, to […]

Show Preview: DMA’s @ Barboza, Th. 6/18

The instantly-attractive song “Laced,” by Australia trio DMA’s (that’s no typo – that’s how they spell their name), came to my attention quite recently. I wish I’d heard these guys earlier, but now that I know them, I will appreciate them greatly. Originally I was going to feature the video for “Laced” on its own, […]

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces Full 2015 Lineup

The 2015 Capitol Hill Block Party reveals a boundless final lineup spotlighting Father John Misty’s heartfelt album, I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop). What a lovely neighborly offering to slow dance in the sun to while intermingling to the sounds of uptown pop-makers, Ivan and Alyosha, producer Kodak to Graph, and the local seductive beats […]