Photos: La Roux & DJ Colby B @ the Showbox Market

La Roux played the Showbox Market on Monday evening to an adoring and dancing crowd. La Roux deserves this respect – they’re purveyors of synth dance music of the best kind. With the vocals of Ellie Jackson, they recall and reinvent the genre of the Human League, Heaven 17 and Eurythmics. Perfection! Local artist DJ Colby B set the mood before La Roux’s show. I always love hearing her play.

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Gallery of La Roux @ the Showbox

Photos: Electric Six @ Chop Suey

I have a long and boring story I could share about why it took me so long to get these photos ready. Basically it involves my camera deciding to shoot only in the RAW and making it very difficult to edit these photos. Anyway, I love Electric Six and want them to return when my camera decides to behave itself again -and it will. Anytime. Anytime. My photos of one of the best bands, ever:

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Photos: Angels and Airwaves & Say Anything @ Showbox SoDo (Part 2)

Last week I was thrilled to introduce Graham Lee on here with his photos of Angels and Airwaves and Say Anything. I am thrilled this week to introduce and debut another photographer, David Conger, with his pix of AVA and Say Anything. I won’t complain again about how disappointed I am that I had to miss the show but instead focus on additional superb photos of these bands. And AVA, I love you and will see you next time.

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

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all photos by David Conger


Gallery of Angels and Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Gallery of Say Anything at Showbox SoDo

Photos: Muse @ KeyArena

If Muse had arranged for a spaceship to land in the middle of KeyArena it would not have surprised me one bit. If any band could manage that Muse is it, and that’s about the only way they could top themselves with their incredible music and galactic stage set. Although they manage to pull you into another world with their music, so there’s really no need for that spaceship. . . I first saw them at a much smaller venue in Seattle about seven years ago and it was always obvious their sound was made to fill huge arenas as easily as it lives in individual ways inside their fans. The show included a rotating drum kit (yes!!) and singer/guitarist Matthew Bellamy seemed to hold what was his own personal laser beam in between guitar licks. They are some of the best musicians you will ever hear. Hysteria indeed. As with my pix of openers, Silversun Pickups, I will post more photos soon – but here are some now:

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