Bands as they appear in press releases, publicity promos & more.
Paul McCartney – photo by Chona Kasinger
We were lucky enough again to cover one of Paul McCartney’s Seattle dates! Show two of two went down last night, May 3rd, featuring tracks from his solo work, the Beatles and Wings. This time he performed at the newly-constructed Climate Pledge Arena, an indoor venue (the two other most recent shows were outdoor stadiums). Each kind of environment has its own appeal, of course, and these photos by Chona Kasinger show off McCartney with a beautiful green light show. When McCartney was recently asked about selecting setlist songs, he said about himself and the band: “If it was up to us, the setlist would be 100 songs long… and that still wouldn’t be enough!” Totally agreed over here. And that beautiful bass! Yes!
Paul McCartney – all photos by Chona Kasinger
Show Preview: Paul McCartney @ Climate Pledge Arena – Mon. 5/2 & Tues. 5/3
Sir Paul McCartney – Got Back Tour Announcement – photo by Alex Crick
Paul McCartney is back! McCartney’s Got Back tour brings his superb music to Seattle. I caught his most current Seattle shows and I mentioned before they were some of the best moments of my life. If you’re a fan, and for some reason or other you’ve been undecided about whether catching McCartney live: GO. He’s one of those musicians whom you’ll appreciate even more as you share him with a large audience. It’s an amazing communal experience. Also, I’m looking at a recent set list and spotting “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” on it. Yes please, absolutely! The show is sold out, although if you were smart, you got your tickets in February. The lucky news is that there appear to be a few tickets popping up in resale here (Monday) & here (Tuesday). LOVE!
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.
Melvins‘ King Buzzo – photo by Alex Crick
Ministry – photos by Alex Crick
Melvins – photos by Alex Crick
Corrosion of Conformity – photos by Alex Crick
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.
Parcels‘ Jules Crommelin – photo by Casey Brevig
Parcels – all photos by Casey Brevig
Mildlife – all photos by Casey Brevig