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Watch It Sparkle at Hollow Earth Radio

Watch It Sparkle played a live In-Studio at Hollow Earth Radio an internet radio station based in Seattle. It was a low key event that was a few sets of live music followed by a few songs by artists the band like and then some chit-chat. It was good. Hollow Earth is a small and funky studio space but it has all the making of a real radio station. The lack of good chairs, microphones that may or may not work and only one set of cans (headphones) that work.

Lets hope that Hollow Earth Radio can grow and here is to Watch It Sparkle. If you have a chance to see them play in the Seattle/Portland corridor do it.

Twitter: @WatchItSparkle & @HollowEarth

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Mistress and the Misters

A band out of Spokane called Mistress and the Misters played the Funhouse in Seattle years ago. I was going my archives and thought they would be worth putting up. They have since broken up but that is only to be expected in the world of Indie-Rock. They had some great outfits and a stage presence that was well worth seeing.

Enjoy.

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The National at The Neptune Part 2

Here is the second set of images from The National’s stop by the Neptune theater in Seattle.  Be sure to have a look at the first set.  You will find links to other images there as well.

Enjoy!

 

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The National at the Neptune

Over the last 13 years I have had the wonderful opportunity to watch The National’s rise through fame. From the Crocodile to Marymoor Park The National’s path is nothing but one of steady perseverance.  The last few years I have had the opportunity to shoot them each time they have passed through Seattle. You can see some of my images of from their shows at The ShowBox and Marymoor Park.

The one thing about The National is they have a great fan base and those fans turn out.  The Neptune was packed two night in a row for great shows.

The bad thing about the Neptune is the lighting (STG seems to have their head up their ass).  It is nothing but a wash in solid red or solid blue while artists perform and then changes to a nice moody high contrast white light between songs. This means that I end up shooting more between songs than the performance.

Either way here is the first round of photos from their show on December 1st 2011. Another set of images will be posted next week.

 

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Wye Oak at The Neptune

Wye Oak the Baltimore based band opened for The National at the Neptune in Seattle.  This is the third time I had the chance to see Wye Oak. I was able to get some shots of them at Sasquatch this last spring as well as Seattle at the Crocodile.  There has been a movement it seems in Indie bands over the last 10 years of the “2-Piece”.

Wye Oak does something that is different. Lead guitarist Jenn Wasner play guitar as loud screaming instrument meant to bleed over everything including her touching and vulnerable lyrics. Here is a link to some photos of them at The Crocodile last August.

 

Twitter: @wyeoak

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Here is a gallery of images from Wye Oak’s Sasquatch performance as well.

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