photo by Gregory A. Perez
The KEXP photo gallery is now teeming with pictures from recent events. Just this past Friday, Seattle band Slender Means stopped by the KEXP studio to perform live, and later that night the Henry Art Gallery hosted its Big Bang Birthday Bash, celebrating 80 years of enriching the public with its eclectic collections. Thankfully, KEXP photographers were on the scene.
Our own KEXP Photo Coordinator, Gregory A. Perez, snuck into the Henry and captured the cheap art feeding frenzy and the drunken antics of Henry patrons at this space inspired event, complete with running Rocketeer squads, androids serving drinks from certain anatomical parts, and costumed attendees including KEXP supporters and staff. Here are some images from the outer reaches:
I asked Greg to take us through the recent in-studio and other live performances that he and his crew shot. Here are his highlights:
DJ Rachel hosted these peppy local boys for a great set of delightful home-grown power pop. New KEXP photographer Christopher Nelson helps bring out the badass.
One of my all time favorite Chicago bands returns to Seattle after a three year break in the action. I got to shake John McEntireâ€™s hand. I can die happy now.
The Sea Navy and A Gun That Shoots Knives popped in to raise a ruckus one Saturday afternoon in April. Jay Cox and crew are chock full of sneaky hooks, smart words and banter sharp enough to slice ninjas, while AGTSK came correct with their own lightshow and rad costumes.
Melissa Oâ€™Hearn caught the New York trioâ€™s moody set in the KEXP studios. Thereâ€™s just something cool about Kazu, no?
Son of Louden, brother of Martha, Rufus cast his dreamy net over the KEXP airwaves and Laura Musselman was there to get all caught in it.
I canâ€™t get enough of Ted Leo. Can you? Come ON.
For a different point of view, check out Allie Bishop’s photos of the same performance.
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