Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 2 @ MoPOP

On February 17th, Semifinals # 2 of Sound Off! took place at MoPOP. Performing on the beautiful Sky Church stage, four Northwest artists – including winner the Good Weird – competed for a slot in the March 11th Finals. Torpoise won the Wild Card Slot, while Girl Teeth and Koga Shabazz also participated. All photos […]

Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 1 @ MoPOP

Sound Off! began its sixteenth year on Friday, February 10th. The competition, which included Cult Bride (indie/folk), Fluencie (dance), Jason McCue (folk) and Mission 253 (pop), was the first held under the building’s new name, MoPOP. EMP is no longer! Long live MoPop. Jason McCue won semifinals one, while Fluencie came in at runner-up. All […]

Photos: La Sera @ Barboza

On May 29th, Los Angeles’ La Sera, comprised of Todd Wisenbaker and Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman, performed at Barboza. The formerly Hardly Art-signed duo started in 2010, and recently they moved over to Polyvinyl Records. The result of that move? Music for Listening to Music to, produced by Ryan Adams. Photographer Simon Krane captured photos […]

Photos: Underoath & Caspian @ Showbox SoDo

On March 30, Showbox SoDo had a fantastic pairing of Underoath and Caspian. While Caspian hits Europe this summer, look out for Underoath at Riot Fest in the fall. We’re stoked to share photographer Josh Daniels’ pictures from the Seattle date. Simon Krane, another of Back Beat Seattle’s photographers, snapped a Seattle Caspian show in […]