Little Boots came to Seattle recently in all her perfect splendor with two fantastic opening bands, Class Actress and Dragonette. Each of these bands made me really happy. I love listening to them and seeing them live was just joyous. Maybe it’s the beautiful female vocals, maybe it’s the dance music rhythms, maybe it’s those two things put together in a blend of happy, touching, grabbing ardor. You could see any one of these bands as a headliner and come out pleased – as a trio it was stupendous. I got photos at the show of each band:
all photos by Dagmar
Gallery of Little Boots @ Neumos
Gallery of Dragonette @ Neumos
Gallery of Class Actress @ Neumos
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played the Showbox Market on Friday night. I have seen this band several times and they are always exciting and passionate. This Tuesday they released their latest CD, the stunning Beat the Devil’s Tattoo. They’re a fascinating band and new addition, drummer Leah Shapiro, is absolutely one of the top drummers out there today. I am so thrilled I got to take photos at their sultry show and I really think they should have a follow-up tour to bring them back here. Immediately please.
all photos by Dagmar
Gallery of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ the Showbox Market
Soft Cell‘s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is still one of the best albums ever. I am such a fan. It of course features their hit Tainted Love, but even better are Seedy Films, Frustration, Secret Life, Bedsitter, Chips on My Shoulder and Sex Dwarf.
I am also such a fan of Teletubbies, those wondrous creations who so terrorized many children and adults in the ’90s. And beyond. So how happy was I to come across this genius combination of Sex Dwarf and Teletubbies? Very.
The Gaslamp Killer knows how to entertain a crowd. He’s like a crazed and cool puppet. I don’t know why but I suspected, after listening to his EP My Troubled Mind, that he would be really awesome live – and I was right. He lets the music possess him. I am guessing the Australians will embrace him when he hits the antipodes soon. Photos:
photos by Dagmar
photos by Kirsten Buckman
Gallery of the Gaslamp Killer @ Neumos
Lights, who is Canadian artist Valerie Poxleitner, opened for Keane at the Moore this September. I think she has a gentle and quite adorable voice. She lists Wonder Woman as an influence. I can see the resemblance. Photos:
all photos by Dagmar – more: Gallery of Lights @ the Moore