Photos: Sloppy Jane @ Vera Project

Sloppy Jane @ Vera Project – 11/6/2022
Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Avant-garde rockers Sloppy Jane headlined at the Vera Project, in support of their most recent release, Madison.  The band was fronted by Haley Dahl who gave a memorable, theatrical performance.  Her blue velvet suit, blue shoes, blue guitar, and blue tears beautifully complemented her long red hair.  She was backed by an eight-piece orchestra, with many of the members playing multiple instruments.  In the middle of the show, Dahl went into the crowd for what quickly turned into a sing-a-long.

Sloppy Jane – Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Cool Cover: Luke Evans – A Song For You

Artist: Luke Evans
Album: A Song For You
Details:  Welsh actor/singer-songwriter and the generally amazing Luke Evans just released his second album, A Song For You, including covers of “Over the Rainbow,” “Last Christmas” and “My Way.” There’s also a duet with actress/singer Nicole Kidman on “Say Something.” I believe this is the first song Kidman’s done independent of a film since 2001’s “Somethin’ Stupid,” a duet with Robbie Williams. The cover is a smoking hot photograph by Ed Cooke of Evans.

Cover art for Luke EvansA Song For You – photo by Ed Cooke

Photos: Yuna @ Crocodile Café

Yuna @ Crocodile Café – 11/4/22
Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna headlined at the Crocodile Café in front of a packed, enthusiastic crowd.  The Seattle stop was one of many on her US mini-tours to promote her latest album, Y5, the fifth in the series released this year.  Accompanied by Pierre on keys, Yuna played guitar on several songs.

Photos: Atmosphere @ Showbox SoDo

Atmosphere @ Showbox SoDo – 10/12
Photos by Rachel Crick

Atmosphere‘s Slug – photo by Rachel Crick

Ah yeah! Party Over Here tour from Atmosphere??? Minneapolis’s duo of hip hop mega proportions visited Seattle on October 12th to headline Showbox SoDo. This year, they released GodLovesUgly Reprise: The Anniversary Collection, while the sweet “Sculpting With Fire” hit the internet as well. Last year’s WORD? was well-received and has one of the coolest album covers in recent memory, also, remember, as they tell us in that album’s Track “Fleetwood,” There’s no winners at the ass-kissing contest. Love it!

Photos: Jessie Reyez @ Paramount Theater

Jessie Reyez @ Paramount Theater – 10/30/22
Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Canadian artist Jessie Reyez headlined at the Paramount Theater in Seattle – just one stop on her 29-date North American The YESSIE Tour.  The 4x Juno Award winner is supporting her recently released sophomore album with the same name.  In addition to a huge amount of emotion and energy onstage, Jessie had a lot of interaction with the audience.  A little girl on her mother’s shoulders requested a song and sang part of it with Jessie at the edge of the stage.  And a front row fan gave Jessie a poster board and Sharpie, then asked her to sketch her next tattoo.

Jessie Reyez – photos by Kirk Stauffer