January 9, 2009

Peter Parker

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These photos are from a show back in November. It suffices to say, I’ve been a bit busy/lazy lately. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

Peter Parker at the Sunset Tavern

October 20, 2008

Voyager One

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Voyager One, High Dive, Seattle.

I witnessed the psychedelic sonic assault from Voyager One and visuals by Projectorhead on Saturday night. Awesome, underlined.

October 19, 2008

The Purrs

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The Purrs, High Dive, Seattle.


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Projectorhead at the high dive, Seattle.

Analog projectionist extraordinaire, projectorhead.

October 12, 2008


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Here are some photos of Sloan from the performance at Chop Suey two weeks ago.

Sloan, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA. September 28, 2008

September 30, 2008

The Golden Dogs

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The Golden Dogs live at Chop Suey, Seattle, WA.

The Golden Dogs from Toronto, Canada opened for Sloan at Chop Suey. They put on an engaging and energetic set of indie rock by the numbers. Without further ado, some photos of The Golden Dogs live at Chop Suey Sunday night.

September 29, 2008

The Ruby Suns at Mars Bar

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The Ruby Suns live at the Mars Bar, Seattle, WA.

Last week I met up with an old friend from Tucson whom I didn’t realize has lived up here in Seattle for four years. We reconnected by virtue of the unyielding and strangely magical power of the series of tubes. We decided to meet up and we head over to Cafe Venus to grab something to eat and a couple of beers.

Though there are typically live shows Thursday-Saturday at the Venus counterpart, Mars Bar, I was surprised to learn The Ruby Suns were playing later that Wednesday night. I walked home to grab my camera and headed back to the place.

Though I had picked up one their Sea Lion release early this year on a recommendation, this was my first chance to see the band live. They performed a short, lively and interesting set; a mix of triggered loops and samples, cocktail drums and live instrumentation. I actually ran into Ryan McPhun last night at the Sloan show (which I’ll post photos from soon) at Chop Suey and spoke with him briefly. He mentioned circa 1999, Sloan was one of his favorite bands at the time. Enough of my rambling, here are the resulting photographs from The Ruby Suns’ performance, in case you didn’t click on the giant photo atop this post.

August 19, 2008

Mono in VCF

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mono in vcf live at lo-fi performance gallery

From one of the darkest rooms I’ve ever taken pictures in without a flash, come some of the grainiest pictures. Tacoma band Mono in VCF playing live at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery last Saturday night in Seattle. Mono in VCF photo gallery.

August 11, 2008

Aqueduct, SLU Block Party

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aqueduct, south lake union block party 2008

Aqueduct played a great set outdoors at the South Lake Union Block Party this year. Who want to rock with the Aqueduct? There’s a new Aqueduct photo gallery online. The photos just posted, but already one has become the Three Imaginary Girls photo of the day. Cheers TIG!

Bugs in Amber, SLU Block Party

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bugs in amber, south lake union block party 2008

A friend of mine Rudy plays drums for Bugs in Amber. Here is a gallery of their set at the 2008 South Lake Union Block Party.