Show Review & Photos: Dirty Honey @ Neumos

Dirty Honey @ Neumos, 2/21/20
Show Review & Photos by Casey Brevig

Dirty Honey – photo by Casey Brevig

Neumos was packed, and the crowd was bubbling with anticipation for Dirty Honey (hailing from Los Angeles, California) to grace the stage on February 21st. The band, consisting of lead vocalist Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone, put on one hell of a heavy performance channeled through Marc LaBelle’s vocals. As Notto states their sound is “New Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The nostalgic music I heard that night reminds me of listening to a good old rock song as a kid riding in my dad’s Ford.

A lot of buzz has been surrounding the group since their self-titled debut EP last year. With tracks such as “Rolling 7s” there is a feeling this band isn’t bringing anything back, just putting down some fist bumping and hard rocking vibes! Friday’s live performance impressed and demonstrated their genuine love of the craft. Keep an eye out for this group on the next go-around in Seattle, as I’m sure the venue will sell out. After grooving to these five tunes I’m hoping additional material gets released soon!

Dirty Honey – photos by Casey Brevig

Photos: Magic Giant @ the Crocodile

Magic Giant @ the Crocodile, 2/27/20
Photos by Casey Brevig

Austin Bisnow of Magic Giant – photo by Casey Brevig

Los Angeles’ Magic Giant, an energetic and multi-instrumental band if there ever was one, headlined the Crocodile in February. The trio includes mandolin, cello, upright bass and many other sounds in their music. Check out their music for sure to hear what they are about. Unfortunately their April tour just got postponed, but look out for rescheduled dates!

Magic Giant – photos by Casey Brevig

Cool Cover: Rachael Sage’s Character

Artist: Rachael Sage
Details: Rachael Sage’s newest release, Character, features an awesome photograph by photographer Bill Bernstein. The red, black and white contrasts are so crisp in this one. A New Yorker as is Sage, Bernstein is known for his photos of Paul McCartney, among other wonderful subjects.

Cover art for Rachael Sage’s Character – photo by Bill Bernstein – design by Christopher Kornmann

Report & Photos: Elizabeth Warren @ Seattle Center

Elizabeth Warrens Event in Seattle @ Seattle Center 2/22/2020
Photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Elizabeth Warren – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn

More than 7,000 people packed Seattle Center for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign event on Saturday, February 22, 2020. An overflow space with a video feed was set up at Fisher Pavilion, and Warren briefly addressed the audience there in person before she proceeded to the main event at the Armory. Warren opened the evening by saying, “I think Seattle is ready for some big structural change,” which was met with cheers. She then congratulated Senator Bernie Sanders on his Democratic caucus win in Nevada, and launched into a scathing critique of opponent Michael Bloomberg. Warren’s 45-minute appearance included prepared remarks plus an audience Q&A. She closed by noting the importance of the 2020 elections and calling for action: “When there is fear, when there is so much at risk, do we back up, do we cower, or do we fight back? Me, I fight back. … Get in this fight.” Warren invited the audience to queue up after the event for selfies—she has taken more than 100,000 during her campaign.

An Extensive Line for Selfies with Senator Warren after the Event – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
An Audience Member takes a Photo with Senator Warren – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Elizabeth Warren – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Audience – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Elizabeth Warren – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Audience – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Elizabeth Warren – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Toshiko Hasegawa, Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Toshiko Hasegawa Walks Onstage with Elizabeth Warren – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Jesus Carbajal, U.S. Army Veteran and Campaign Volunteer – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Audience Members hold Campaign Signs next to the Stage in the Armory – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Overflow Crowd in Fisher Pavilion – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Audience – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Elizabeth Warren – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
The Audience Inside the Armory awaits the Start of the Rally – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Audience Line to enter Venue – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn