Photos: Judas Priest & Queensryche @ Angel of the Winds Arena

Judas Priest & Queensryche @ Angel of the Winds Arena – 3/9/22
Photos by Alex Crick

Judas Priest – photo by Alex Crick

Another tour that was cancelled last year due to the pandemic was Judas Priest’s 50th Anniversary tour. The group’s dates were rescheduled for this year, with the Seattle-area show taking place at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. The massively welcome date was flavored with a setlist to cry happy tears over, including “Turbo Lover,” “Electric Eye” and “Painkiller.” These Brits sizzle eternally, and with Queensryche as openers, how can anyone go wrong? Big P.S.: Queensryche returns to Washington State in September with an appearance at Pain In The Grass on September 4th.

Judas Priest – photos by Alex Crick

Queensryche – photos by Alex Crick

Photos: Isabella Kay @ Club Sur

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Isabella Kay‘s music offers real life experiences that connect with her listeners’ emotions.  With nearly 400k streams on her release “Under Your Skin”, she is quickly gaining a dedicated fan base.  This was evident during her recent performance at Club Sur for Seattle Minifest, where she showcased her rich and diverse vocals and commanding stage presence.  Her upcoming release “Never Gonna See Me Cry” drops June 10th. You can follow Isabella on Instagram @isabellakaymusic and TikTok @isabella_kay_music, and pre-save on Spotify. In my well-founded opinion, expect to see Isabella on American Idol in the not-too-distant future.

Isabella Kay

Photos: Boy Harsher @ the Crocodile

Boy Harsher @ the Crocodile – 4/15/22
Photos by Monica Martinez

Boy Harsher, the electronic duo from Georgia also known as Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller, headlined the Crocodile on April 15th. It was one of the first shows to get the Boy Harsher world tour on its way. In other Boy Harsher news: getting so much inspiration from film, it probably didn’t come as a surprise to many fans when they directed and released a film called The Runner and its accompanying soundtrack. You can check out the horror film on Shudder. Boy Harsher returns to Seattle for Cuff Pride Festival on June 24th.

Jae Matthews & Augustus Muller of Boy Harsher – photo by Monica Martinez

Boy Harsher – all photos by Monica Martinez

Photos: Film School w/somesurprises & Fotoform

Film School w/somesurprises & Fotoform @ the Tractor – 4/28/22
Photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
San Francisco’s Film School played a small number of shows early this spring. With album six, We Weren’t Here, ready for live shows since its September 2021 release, several original Film School band members returned to West Coast stages! The Seattle date, which had been rescheduled due to COVID-19, took place at the Tractor Tavern on April 28th. Two Seattle bands, somesurprises and Fotoform opened.

Film School‘s Nyles Lannon – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Film School -photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

somesurprises – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Fotoform – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn