Today in Music: A Weekend in Pictures

DJ Riz spins for Henry Art’s Big Bang Birthday Bash
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:

  • slendermeans.jpgSlender Means live @ KEXP, May 18, 2007

    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.

  • seaandcake1.jpgThe Sea and Cake live @ KEXP, May 15 2007

    One of my all time favorite Chicago bands returns to Seattle after a three year break in the action. I got to shake John McEntire’s hand. I can die happy now.

  • agtsk.jpgAudioasis, live @ KEXP, April 28 2007

    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.

  • brh.jpgBlonde Redhead live @ KEXP, April 21 2007

    Melissa O’Hearn caught the New York trio’s moody set in the KEXP studios. There’s just something cool about Kazu, no?

  • rufus.jpgRufus Wainwright live @ KEXP, April 24th 2007

    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.

  • tedleo.jpgTed Leo and the Pharmacists live @ The Triple Door, April 19 2007

    I can’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.

  • greg.jpgKEXP is hugely indebted to Greg, along with his staff of Allie Bishop, Jenny Jimenez, Laura Musselman, Christopher Nelson, Melissa O’Hearn, and many others. Keep your eyes on the KEXP Blog for more photos of upcoming events, and be sure to check the KEXP Flickr page for a whole lot more, like this set by Christopher Nelson was on hand early in the morning to shoot The Saturday Knights as they co-hosted the Morning Show with John Richards.
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    One Comment

    1. Posted May 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Gregory is doubtlessly one of the best rock photographers in Seattle today. Usually in every set he takes there’s at least one shot that takes my breath away.
      On top of that he’s always quick to offer a smile and hello’s to other photographers and concert goers.

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