Tonight in Seattle:  

Photo Essay: The Octopus Project and Starfucker

19 Oct 2010 at Neumos

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

It's hard to believe it's not the weekend yet - if you happened to be at Neumos Tuesday night, there was definitely some Friday-night style action going on! The Octopus Project played a mesmerizing set, wowing the audience with their ecclectic mixture of home-engineered instruments, whimsical animated stage props, and intricately layered music. The Octopus Project doesn't just make noise, they smash decibels, photons and surrealism together to create an all-encompassing atmosphere of awesome.

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Portland electroacoustic heroes Starfucker were up next, and quickly got down to business - within two songs they not only had the crowd amped, but were fending off kamikaze stage-divers and crowd-surfers. Fans donned rabbit ears, waved glowsticks, and proudly raised their "STRFCKR"-painted arms in synthpop-abandon. Let them rave on.

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Photo:  Nicky Andrews

Beautiful photos Nicky! I love the first and last ones in particular.
The second to the last photo blows my mind (in a rad way).

BTW everyone, let's give bigtime welcomes to Imaginary Nicky - what a fab first post!

Such ... HOT ... shots. Super freaking woot, Nicky. Fabulous post and such beautiful images. 

Nice Photos Nicky.
I went to this show as well and that laser light show that Nicky captured so well in that last photo was awesome. I don't know how much it cost them to get one of those but it was worth it.
Also, Octopus Project...Holy crap! I felt dumb for not knowing them before this show. How does such a talented and engaging band slip under the radar like that?! Anyways, that first photo of the lead singer is kind of etched in my memory from that show. She was like a mannequin at times, only slightly moving her hand to change the sound. (I mean that in a good way-it was entrancing)
Starfucker was energetic and good as usual. Unlike last time they played Neumos (that time they tried out a lot of newer stuff), this time they played all the good Starfucker songs you'd expect them to play....except for that last encore song. What the hell was that? He was just screaming "go cra-zy! go cra-zy! go cra-zy!" with 20 or so people onstage surrounding him. Could have done without that last song, but other than that, all around great show.
Hi, love the pics. Just wanted to let you all know that the Boom Boom Satellites will be performing at Silver Platters, Seattle on Oct. 29th. Just saw them perform in NYC and the performance was amazing. See you guys there

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