Photos: Ministry, Melvins & Corrosion of Conformity @ Showbox SoDo

Ministry, Melvins & Corrosion of Conformity @ Showbox SoDo – 4/18/22
Photos by Alex Crick

Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen – photo by Alex Crick

Ministry just completed their North American tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the perfect album, The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. The final, and Seattle date awesomely included tracks from that release, such as “Burning Inside” and “Thieves.” The show also included Ministry performing behind a fence. After rescheduling the tour due to COVID-19, The Industrial Strength Tour welcomed openers Melvins (who have an impressive milestone lined up for next year) and Corrosion of Conformity.

MelvinsKing Buzzo – photo by Alex Crick

Ministry – photos by Alex Crick

Melvins – photos by Alex Crick

Corrosion of Conformity – photos by Alex Crick

Photos: Parcels & Mildlife @ the Showbox

Parcels & Mildlife @ the Showbox – 3/1/22
Photos by Casey Brevig

Australia’s Parcels, a quintet who caught the ear of Daft Punk, visited Seattle in March to headline the Showbox. The band moved to Berlin, Germany, shortly after forming, and landed contracts with French labels Kitsuné and Because Music (very nice). Parcels have described their music as “Cowboy Disco,” a genre that just sounds great and delivers. Fellow Australians Mildlife were the openers.

ParcelsJules Crommelin – photo by Casey Brevig

Parcels – all photos by Casey Brevig

Mildlife – all photos by Casey Brevig

Cool Cover: Meditations on Crime’s “Heloise”

Artist: Meditations on Crime
Album: “Heloise” (single)
Details: Meditations on Crime, Julia Holter & Harper Simon, have released a single called “Heloise.” Artwork for the single comes courtesy of photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, whose work is often “cropped and obliquely angled photographs (which) rarely allow for the identification of her subjects’ faces.” Those curious to see the full photo can click here.

“Heloise” cover art by Jessica Craig-Martin

Photos: Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery @ High Dive

Singer-songwriters Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery kicked-off their two-month-long US tour at the High Dive in Seattle’s Fremont district. With their beautiful harmonies, you’d never know that the Nashville-based duo paired up specifically for the tour and have separate music careers.  And if we’re lucky, they’ll continue to take advantage of the synergy long after they’re back home.

Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery – Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Video: Winona Oak’s Island of the Sun

Video: Winona Oak‘s Island of the Sun
Why You Want to Watch: Swedish singer-songwriter Winona Oak went back to her birthplace of Sollerön for this video. A beautiful snowy landscape includes Oak dogsledding and mysteriously pacing the drifts. Also there’s a blue-eyed horse. Click on the above link or the photo to watch the video!

Winona Oak – photo by Julian Gillström