Hollywood, California’s Vintage Trouble headlined the Crocodile in Seattle on December 9th. An R&B quartet, Vintage Trouble, describe themselves as “straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d pelvis-pushin’ juke music” are particularly well known as a great live band. And a great band. They’re heading to Japan in January 2020, with dates in Osaka and Tokyo.
Beach House returned to Seattle’s Moore Theatre on May 8, 2019. Founding members Victoria Legrand (keys and lead vocals) and Alex Scally (guitar and backup vocals) were accompanied by James Barone (drums). Under a starry-sky backdrop, Beach House played a dark and dreamy 18-song set. They included six tunes from last year’s well-received Sub Pop album, 7, along with a sampling of older favorites.
Legrand called Seattle “our second home,” and Scally described it as “an intense and beautiful place.” He listed the many venues they had played here over the years, including The Paramount, Neumos, Chop Suey, and even Conor Byrne. Legrand also took a moment to acknowledge the “Porta Potty Queen”—an intoxicated festival-goer at last summer’s SPF 30 who had stormed the Beach House stage to air a profanity-laden grievance—calling it her “rock and roll moment.” They closed by wishing fans peace and love.
Baltimore “Power Point comic” Ben O’Brien opened the evening with a set about a famous logo.