Photos: Bumbershoot 2015 – Day 1 w/Smokey Brights, Elle King, Kacey Musgraves & Phoebe Bridgers

You would never know by looking at these photos, but the first day of Bumbershoot had real thunder and lightning hit the grounds. As the storm came and went, artists such as Smokey Brights, Elle King, Kacey Musgraves and Phoebe Bridgers performed – bravely – for festival attendees: Smokey Brights – photos by Kirk Stauffer […]

Photos: Tove Styrke @ the Crocodile

Swedish artist Tove Styrke dropped by the Crocodile in May. Styrke’s sweet voice can be heard on her two albums, most recently on Kiddo, which features the songs “Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking to You” and “Samurai Boy.” Hope to see you back in Seattle again really soon!! All photos by […]

Photos: Sound Off! Finals

The final competition of EMP’s Sound Off! awarded the first place spot to One Above Below None, a hip hop trio from Renton, Washington. Congratulations, OABN! Don’t feel bad though for the second place winners, Naked Giants, they grabbed a slot on this year’s Timber! Music Festival Lineup. As always, well done to everybody who […]

Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals #3 @ EMP

The third semifinals for this year’s EMP Sound Off! brought winner Emma Lee Toyoda just one step closer to winning the entire competition. One Above Below None, Mystery Machines and Righteous Minds made it through as well to the finals. By the way, Mystery Machines have a song called “Vlad Putin,” who has apparently moved […]

Photos: White Lung, Mormon Crosses & Vexx @ Chop Suey

Chop Suey hosted White Lung, Mormon Crosses and Vexx in December, 2014. Vancouver, Canada’s White Lung headlined; they will be here again on June 3rd for a Sub Pop-curated event at the Crocodile. Self-proclaimed art punkers Mormon Crosses, also from Vancouver, released a special tour album/CD last year! All photos by Simon Krane: White Lung […]