Charlotte Gainsbourg performed at The Crocodile April 14th, 2010. This marks my first gig for Back Beat Seattle, which didn’t hit off with a bang for various reasons that need not be explained.
I wasn’t too familiar with Miss. Gainsbourg’s and had only heard of some of her material on KEXP. I am very much a fan of her father (the late Serge Gainsbourg) though.
The show opened with an indy band called “AM” whom i missed most of the set due to a conflict with credentials but what I had heard when i did gain access i did enjoy. The second act was “Jogger” Whom I was really diggin’. They were a mix of Royksopp meets Aphex Twin with a hint of Indie. Lastly, Charlotte took stage and I must say, she was a breath of fresh air. She fed off the packed audience at “The Crocodile” whom were into her set. Overall, it was a great show and it introduced me to a new sound.
I had the opportunity to shoot one of my favorite bands, HIM at the Showbox Sodo on April 17th, 2010. I never had seen HIM before and being a fan of their European work, this was a real treat for me. This was also my second show in the same week and also my first time with Back Beat Seattle. The show was fun and Ville Valo got the crowd going. The only thing that bothered me was the smoke/strobe mixture, but overall the show was very enjoyable.
Findlay Brown opened for Shelby Lynne on Tuesday night at the Triple Door. This looks like it was a fantastic venue for him and I want to say welcome to photographer Kirk Stauffer to the site. Kirk takes seriously nuanced and strong photos – here are some of his Findlay Brown shots.
all photos by Kirk Stauffer
See more of Kirk’s Findlay Brown pix here.
Neumos had the amazing Liars play their stage on Saturday night. They’re heading to Europe now, so if you missed them in America you’ll have to wait for next time. Photographer Kevin N. Murphy makes his debut on here with his fantastic pix of this band. Welcome Kevin!!!
See more of Kevin’s Liars photos here.