Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #3 @ EMP

EMP hosted its annual Sound Off! competition on February 27th. The Semifinals #3 made Dre’zy and too Smoove the winner (and audience favorite!), and LEE the runner up. The event is always a favorite here at Back Beat Seattle. Enjoy photographer Simon Krane’s photos of Dre’zy and too Smoove, LEE, and the other two Semifinals […]

Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #2 @ EMP

February 20th, 2016 found EMP hosting Sound Off!‘s semifinals number 2. R&b singer-songwriter Paris Alexa won first place, while psychedelic artist Animal Camera got the second place spot. Congrats to them and to Travis Thompson (Audience Favorite!) and Crews for battling it out. All photos by Simon Krane: Paris Alexa Animal Camera Travis Thompson Crews

Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #1 @ EMP

Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals have begun!!! Seattle’s COSMOS, Vancouver, BC’s Jazzy Tee, Woodinville, WA’s Copalis, and Lake Forest Park, WA’s Party Shark were the first bands to perform in this year’s annual competition at the EMP Museum. COSMOS came out on top with their R&B/hip-hop sound. In second place was some more R&B/hip-hop, Jazzy Tee. […]

Photos: Sasquatch Lineup Announcement @ the Neptune

On January 11th, Sasquatch! Music Festival announced its lineup at the Neptune. M. Ward (on this year’s lineup) and Charles Bradley performed sets at the party. The event, including Grimes, M83 and Leon Bridges, takes place at its traditional location and during its traditional days: The Gorge Ampitheatre/Memorial Day Weekend. All photos by Simon Krane: […]

Photos: Bully @ Barboza

On a visit to Seattle in October, Nashville’s Bully headlined Barboza. Bully’s debut album Feels Like has received awesome reviews, and they’ll begin 2016 with a huge tour. And great job in making the cover of Nashville Scene‘s Year In Music Issue. All Seattle photos by Simon Krane: