Culture Dose: Rock Roundup

Matt & Kim by Jason Tang

Concerts captured on camera shine at Triple Door; Langhorne Slim steals the spotlight on several Seattle stages

This Thursday, April 4, The Triple Door launches its month-long homage to 20 of Seattle’s top “rocktographers,” those talented photogs who regularly risk rowdy mosh pits and backstage chaos to document the scenes found here in the music mecca so many of us call home.

Matt & Kim by Jason Tang
Matt & Kim by Jason Tang

Wild Ginger Bellevue’s General Manager Mat Hayward, a rocktographer himself, spearheads the event, created to showcase the incredible concert photography that proliferates this city. Throughout the month, photos will be displayed in the The Musicquarim Lounge, and Triple Door guests will be presented a ballot on which to vote for their favorite image.

Jane's Addiction by Mat Hayward
Jane’s Addiction by Mat Hayward

“It’s no secret that Seattle is well known for producing some of the world’s most renowned musicians and rock stars,” Says Hayward. “But there’s this really incredible underground community of photographers that have shot them over the years. Seattle’s concert photographers have had access to so many incredible shows, garnering both incredible stories and tips to share. These individuals are what this event is about.”

The kick-off party this Thursday, April 4, includes a special happy hour mix-and-mingle (that rocktographers featured will also attend) and a performance on the main stage by local Seattle band My Goodness. Buy tickets here.

Langhorne Slim by Todd Roeth
Langhorne Slim by Todd Roeth

Then this weekend,  be sure not to miss dynamic talent Langhorne Slim rocking the Seattle stages yet again. Although the Saturday show at Tractor has already sold out, tickets remain for Sunday’s concert at The Crocodile which also features Lucero.

Now these are a few of the reasons we love this town so.