Part 20 of Memory Lane Series
Details: Man! I’m not lying, this was the super lineup for the Tacoma Dome appearance of tour I Love the ’90s: Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Rob Base and Young MC. The inaugural 2016 tour was in fact so successful, the production followed up in 2017 with I Love the ’90s: The Party Continues. And I already see 2018 dates shaping up. . . but first, check out Young MC representing the Seahawks in a Richard Sherman jersey.
Memory Lane Series, part 19, brings us to another fantastic billing of Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. While Slipknot headlined the tour, Marilyn Manson has some bragging rights of 2016 & 17 for having a part in the TV series, Salem. His character was Thomas Dinley, a barber who’s also a surgeon. Although the beginning of his 2017 Heaven Upside Down Tour had an unforeseen scary beginning with part of the stage falling on him in New York, he’s just starting a European tour. Manson: stay well for all those who love you!! And if you’re also here for Slipknot (you probably are). . . following 2 2016 tours, the band’s main page warns the following: “Be Prepared for Hell, We’ll Be Back Soon.” Until then, you can listen to the live Slipknot album, Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico.
Part 18 of our Memory Lane Series is the cool combining of Wild Child and Walker Lukens (Texans), and one local band, Vaudeville Etiquette. With a new album, Expectations, coming out in February, there should most likely be another Wild Child tour involved. . . already the band’s violinist and lead singer, Kelsey Wilson, is on tour with Matthew Logan Vasquez; one of the dates is at the Fremont Abbey on December 5th. Vaudeville Etiquette has 2 shows set up in December on the 9th and 23rd. Merry Christmas to all their fans!
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, from Georgia and Florida, respectively, comprise the country duo we know as Florida Georgia Line. They’ve been nominated for – and won – so many awards you start to lose count. And the awards are from a huge variety of organizations, from Billboard to Teen Choice Awards to CMA Awards. Really impressive. The Tacoma Dome appearance they made in 2016 was just one date of their Dig Your Roots Tour, which found its roots in the album, Dig Your Roots. If you’ve been paying attention to them this year (we hope you have), you’ll know one of their projects is “Meant to Be,” a collaboration with Bebe Rexhe. Texan Granger Smith provide support for this concert, which we’re sharing as part 17 of our Memory Lane series.
Part 16 of Back Beat Seattle’s Memory Lane series features Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy. One of BBS’ photographers, Josh Daniels, made a fall trip to San Francisco, and how could we not help him get a photo pass for this show? Thanks to Murphy’s publicist, permission was granted! The performance included numerous costumes, and Murphy herself, of course, so these are well worth checking out. Murphy, who was the singer in the now disbanded Moloko, received a Mercury Prize nomination in 2016 for Hairless Toys.
One day before Halloween in 2016, the wonderful and varied K.Flay performed at Barboza. This year has been very good for her, as she’s released her second album, Every Where Is Some Where, and grabbed an opening slot for Imagine Dragons. She’s also given back; proceeds from her book, Crush Me Book, benefit three organizations to help battle homelessness and child abuse. Well done. For her Seattle date, she was joined by Nightly and Layne. Here we are, with a very special part 15 of Back Beat Seattle’s Memory Lane Series.
A springtime visit from Two Door Cinema Club was hosted by Showbox SoDo. The Northern Ireland trio is always a must-see and must-cover band for us at Back Beat Seattle, and we thank them again for being so awesome. The group just completed another US tour, but we could always do with more Two Door Cinema Club. Thanks, photographer Alex Crick, for the lovely shots of the guys. And now, part 14 of our Memory Lane Series.
Foals @ the Paramount, 9/23/16
Photos by Casey Brevig
England’s Foals made an appearance in Seattle last fall. We’re always committed to sharing photos, no matter how far in time we need to go, so this photo series by Casey Brevig comes in as number 13 in our Lane Series. Again, our editor apologies that this series even exists, but we’re making a huge push to get all the awesome editorial work up before end of the year. How exciting is that? Thanks to Foals for visiting Seattle, and for being an amazing band!
Memory Lane Series lucky number 12 features Jonathan Leung’s photos from Nick Waterhouse’s show at Neumos in 2016. A rhythm and blues musician, Waterhouse’s newest album, Never Twice, includes a track with Leon Bridges. The album is also the first Waterhouse album not self-produced. Instead, production duties went to Michael McHugh (Black Lips,Ty Segall). Seattle’s Acapulco Lips celebrated in style by touring Europe this summer, with loads of dates in France.
Memory Lane Series number 11 brings us photos from Australia’s Violent Soho’s headlining show at the Sunset in August 2016. A grunge band, the quartet lived in New York for a while, and are now on the Australian label, I OH YOU (same home of DMA’s and DZ Deathrays!). Also on the bill? Seattle’s Mutiny Mutiny.