Videos: Hey Champ, Brandon Flowers, The Gaslight Anthem & The Strange Boys

Hey Champ appears in one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time: their video for “Neverest”. Just watch. I don’t want to ruin the surprise. The band appears at Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday, July 25th (8 pm, Neumos stage).

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Brandon Flowers gets tied up in “Crossfire,” featuring Charlize Theron. Flowers makes a powerful argument for his solo work with his lyrics: You’re Keeping Secrets on Your Pillow. Why can’t I get over the Killers? Now they’re branching off and I am in trouble.

The Gaslight Anthem just released their video for “American Slang”. Enjoy:

Austin’s The Strange Boys have some bad luck but keep on dancing in “Be Brave”.

Lilith Fair 2010 @ The Gorge, 7-3-10

Lilith Fair returns after 10 years. The show at The Gorge in eastern Washington was one of the first stops and included performers Sarah McLachlan, Sugarland, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat, A Fine Frenzy, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Marie Digby, Miranda Lee Richards, Ann Atomic, and Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind.

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Videos: Ok Go, Fol Chen, Head Like a Kite & Janelle Monae

Ok Go just keeps coming up with great ideas for videos and their latest, End Love is no exception. What a miraculous CD they came out with last year in Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. This video features quite a few Canadian geese – as a Seattleite it’s really cool to see them since our city killed off about 75 percent of the poor animals.

Fol Chen is in Seattle for a show at the Sunset this Friday, July 9th. I recommend this show. But first check out their video for In Ruins. They sent director Chris Wilcha to Iceland after Eyjafjallajökull blew:

Head Like a Kite took to the streets of Seattle for the video of She’s Wearing that Costume. Look for the band to hit the same stomping grounds when they play Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday, July 23rd (8:45 pm, Neumos).

Janelle Monae‘s Tightrope gets remixed with B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco. Crisp footage for sure:


Photos: David Wax Museum & Old 97’s @ the SHOWBOX Market

David Wax Museum opened for the Old 97’s at the Showbox to a rowdy and packed house. The audience was peppered with pin-up dolls and hot rod guys which added a hot and spicy flavor to the show.

David Wax made his way to Boston by way of Missouri and Mexico which influenced his Mexican Folk/Rock sound. (

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Dave Wax Museum

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The Old 97’s hail from the bars of Dallas and are known as one of the pioneers of alt-country bands. Their sound and following have a clear rockabilly edge to it. (










John Rudolph