Photos: Craig Finn @ the Crocodile

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn came to Seattle’s Crocodile to perform music from his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. Finn, who is now touring Europe, let Back Beat Seattle contributor Amber Barni take some shots of his set. Love and enjoy: Craig Finn

Bumbershoot 2011, Day 2 w/ Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mad Rad & Tennis

Summer may be almost over, but it was a warm one at the Seattle Center! The BEST hair of Bumbershoot: photos by Amber Barni It band, Tennis gave a surprisingly rocking show.  And the guitarist Patrick Riley resembled Franz Ferdinand’s frontman Alex Kapranos – never a bad thing, IMO. Tennis – photos by Amber Barni […]

Photos: Bumbershoot 2011, Day 2 w/ Kris Orlowski, Wagons, and PS I Love You

Seattle finally found its blue sky, just in time for Bumbershoot: Kris Orlowski was described as a troubadour, but when I saw the cello, violin, drums, guitar, etc. –I was hooked. Wagons hark from Australia–by way of the deep southern USA.  I created the genre “nerdish country” just for them.

Cloud Cult & The Wilderness of Manitoba at The Neptune Theater, Seattle August 25, 2011

It was a lovely Seattle summer evening but there were Clouds in the forecast. The alternative art-rockers, Cloud Cult visited the PNW, bringing their unique live music/art show to the newly renovated Neptune Theater.  I was a few minutes late and walked into the sounds of the opening band, The Wilderness of Manitoba already on […]