I don’t know much about Super Geek League. I had no idea what the hell I was getting into when I stepped into Cherry’s for the opening night of Music City North. I encountered Super Geek League. It was a blur. White suited brass with steampunk masks and plastic sunflowers. Ringmasters in short shorts and riding crops. A space age diva bringing down the house on vocals. Whatever the hell they are, it was incredible. Funky, soulful and just the right amount of frightening. Be sure to check them out back in Toronto for NXNE (June 14th)
On a mid-winter night in Seattle, El Corazon was completely destroyed. There were several inches of pillow stuffing, toilet paper and confetti all over the floor. Confetti filled every nook and cranny, lodged along the ceilings and around every cable and post. This was one of those “parties to end all parties.” The Chaotic Noise Marching Corp set the tone for the evening—a loud tone. The 25 member band took up most of the lower floor as they played with just as much volume and gusto as they would during halftime at an open air sports field. They instructed the audience to join them on the main floor (this is a marching band after all), then marched up onto the mezzanine and proceeded through the crowd and back down onto the floor. Exactly how the horns could come within millimeters of...
"To close off the night, I once again headed to The Bovine Sex Club for what tuned out to be the biggest surprise of the night; Seattle based band, Super Geek League. Suffice it to say, when I walked into Bovine, I had no idea what to expect. What I saw was a 10 piece band with a brass section. What I heard can only be describe as amazing. A Soul Metal band, Super Geek League ended off the night with band getting everyone in the venue going by blending Soul/R&B with Heavy Metal; polar opposites on paper, but a match made in heaven in practice."
Top 10 concerts of 2012 EVENTS,HISTORY,NEWSDec 27, 20120 Comments As a concert photographer I get insane access to some of the best shows in the greater Seattle area. 2012 was a particularly fun year for me. I don’t know how many shows I photographed off the top of my head but I can say it was “a lot.” I thought long and hard about which were my favorites and it wasn’t easy. Here is my top ten list… #10: Jane’s Addiction at Bumbershoot. Check this one off my bucket list. Jane’s Addiction is my favorite band of all time. While Perry Farrel did get a little…er, what’s the word I’m looking for here?…oh yeah: wasted; while on stage. I didn’t care even a little bit. To be honest, I have trouble trusting sober rock stars. The show was super weird with people hanging themselves, a...
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