Just over a month away (Friday August 19th, 2011) Vancouver B.C. buds- Black Mountain, perform live at the Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center for FREE! The show is part of the KEXP Summer concert series. We know it’s early to be talking about this, but it’s not everyday forYoungModerns finds out one of our favorite bands is going to be kickin’ it in our Seattle neighborhood (Queen Anne).
If you have yet to do so, check out their free-spirited, skater friendly, road rambling single, The Hair Song. FYM had the pleasure of witnessing Black Mountain and The Black Angels play together last fall at the Showbox. Stephen McBean and Amber Webber’s formidable stage dynamic live is one best seen in person (pictured below).
And obviously KEXP’s support of good Seattle music never fails, as they have put two impressive local bands in the line-up opening for Black Mountain on that evening (My Goodness and Whalebones). FYM hopes to catch both My Goodness and Stephen McBean’s other music project Pink Mountaintops next weekend when they perform at The Capitol Hill Block Party (one of our favorite events we look forward to each year).
So mark you’re calendars August 19th 2011, Black Mountain, My Goodness, and Whalebones live at Mural Ampitheatre (mural pictured above). You can count on the FYM posse being there- hanging in the grass, with our bare feet stomping on the ground. Cheers, FYM.
The final day of The Capitol Hill Block Party(July 24th, 2011) FYM hopes to catch a few bands we’ve never seen live before (and are very stoked about doing so). The following is a spotlight on a few of those artists we can’t wait to check out in person.
Olympia Washington’s LAKE (K Records) hit the Vera Stage this Sunday at 6:15pm for a 45 minute set. Their laid back vibe will create a fuzzy ambiance perfect for lazing on a sunny afternoon in Seattle. Listen to their latest record Giving & Receiving HERE.
And the night will continue to get better as instrumental wizards of sonic awakening- Explosions in the Sky (Austin Texas) close out Block Party 2011’s Main Stage from 7:45-9pm. Their shimmering guitar-work paints pictures beyond words as seen above in their visual wonder jam- Last Know Surroundings.
FYM is excited to see Pink Mountaintops for the first time Sunday night at 10:15pm on the Neumos Stage. A surreal all-girl visualization of the band can be seen in their warm-eyed, wall of fuzz single Execution. Side-note: Stephen McBean’s sister project Black Mountain plays the Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center for Free! this August. Cheers, FYM.