Photos: Black Label Society & Obituary @ Showbox SoDo

Black Label Society & Obituary @ Showbox SoDo – 10/7/21
Photos by Alex Crick

Black Label Society’s Doom Trooping Over North America tour made its way to Seattle’s s Showbox SoDo on October 7th. The heavy metal quartet is set to release its 11th album, Doom Crew Inc. on November 26th, its first since 2018’s Grimmest Hits. The video is already out for lead track, “Set You Free”. Doom Trooping Over North America tour includes Florida death metal band Obituary, as opener.

Black Label Society – photos by Alex Crick

Obituary – photos by Alex Crick

Photos: Lawrence @ Neptune Theatre

The pop/soul band Lawrence, fronted by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, performed at a sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Backed by a six-member band in matching outfits, their nationwide Hotel TV Tour is off to a great start.  Singer-songwriter Rachel Mazer opened.

Lawrence – photos by Kirk Stauffer

Rachel Mazer – photos by Kirk Stauffer

Show Review & Photos: Japanese Breakfast w/Luna Li @ the Neptune Theatre

Japanese Breakfast (with Luna Li) at the Neptune Theatre – 9/26/21
By Lisa Hagen Glynn

Japanese Breakfast returned to the Seattle area for three sold-out nights at the Neptune Theatre. The shoegaze-inspired indie-rock band had played the inaugural THING festival in Port Townsend in 2019.

The tour supports their critically acclaimed 2021 album, Jubilee. The record is one of many exceptional accomplishments this year for front woman Michelle Zauner: She also released a New York Times bestselling book, a major video-game soundtrack, and a self-directed music video.

Japanese Breakfast’s set included most of Jubilee, some favorites from Psychopomp (2016)and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017), and even Zauner’s video-game single “Glider.” Zauner switched between vocals, guitar, keys, and a gong.

Emerging Toronto artist Luna Li opened with a set of dreamy rock, and introduced her new butterfly guitar. Li, like Zauner, identifies as half-Korean. She paused to acknowledge the importance of representation onstage.

Japanese Breakfast continues their U.S. tour through NovemberA European tour is scheduled for spring 2022.

Japanese Breakfast – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Luna Li – all photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Japanese Breakfast Marquee – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Japanese Breakfast Setlist – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn