Photo of Now, Now by Sam Leung / Sick Snaps
Coming after the release of their third album Saved, Now, Now played at The Crocodile on a warm summer night in Seattle. Singer KC Dalager’s energetic stage presence was eaten up by her fans as they sang along to songs old and new. She even got a bit emotionally overwhelmed by the love in capacity crowd and particularly her mom in the audience.
Backtrack by Ian Zamorano / Sick Snaps
Friday, July 13 was the first day of Sound and Fury at the Belasco Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. The two day long festival was stacked with great bands from Ceremony, Rotting Out, Citizen, Backtrack, Cold World, and Negative Approach to even more amazing bands such as BIB, Ingrown, Dare, Ecostrike, Initiate, and Bracewar. As you can imagine, the pileups, moshing, and crowd surfing were at a greater scale than your average backyard show.
The Used by Ian Zamorano / Sick Snaps
Bidding farewell to something that became a constant in life is never easy, but as with everything in life, nothing is guaranteed to last forever. The Vans Warped Tour is currently finishing its final cross-country run, and the impact that this tour has had on the alternative scene has become more transparent than ever.
Sunflower Bean by Sam Leung / Sick Snaps
New York’s Sunflower Bean played a night at the Crocodile in Seattle. The band’s live sound presented a much heavier and gritty sound than presented off their latest recording, Twentytwo in Blue. Their stage presence energized the crowd with bassist Julia Cumming’s call and response lyrics and guitarist Nick Kivlen’s 70’s tinged glam rock riffs. Their tour mates, the Paranoyds were just as fun, with bouncy raucous punk riffs and snarky lyrics.