Show Review: John Carpenter @ the Paramount

Kickin’ Ass and Chewin’ Bubble Gum: John Carpenter‘s Live Retrospective at the Paramount ~Blake Madden “Underpromise and over-deliver” is a motto for service providers, not the kind of sentiment an artist should use. John Carpenter is not your typical artist. He may be the least pretentious man in show business, a director and musician who […]

Book Release Party: Blake Madden Reads from The Green Screen – Tues. 3/10

One of Back Beat Seattle’s writers, Blake Madden, who mostly specializes here on comedy, has written a novel! Madden’s one of the most brilliant people I have ever known, so I might be biased, but I am very eager to read what he has written in this work called The Green Screen. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, […]

Show Review: Hannibal Buress @ the Neptune

“Context is everything” – Hannibal Buress at the Neptune 12/13/14 by Blake Madden Something seemed off as Hannibal Buress stepped out onto the Neptune stage. His words initially came out slow and stilted – almost uncertain – even though he was only thanking his opener, Kortney Shane Williams. Had all of Buress’ recently received attention […]