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Concert Photos: Fucked Up, METZ, Chelsea Light Moving & more at Supercrawl in Hamilton, ON Sept. 14, 2013

Alex Edkins of METZ takes a power stance at Supercrawl in Hamilton, ON on Sept. 14, 2013. The festival also saw performances from Fucked Up, Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving, Speedy Ortiz, and more. Photo: Tom Beedham

Alex Edkins of METZ takes a power stance at Supercrawl in Hamilton, ON on Sept. 14, 2013. The festival also saw performances from Fucked Up, Thurston Moore’s new band Chelsea Light Moving, Speedy Ortiz, and more. Photo: Tom Beedham

This September the Hamilton community celebrated its fifth year of the annual James St. North Supercrawl, estimated to bring out an attendance of over 100,000 people this year. I brought along a camera and got shots of performances from bands performing the second full day of this year’s festival, including sets from Fucked Up, METZ, Thurston Moore’s post-Sonic Youth band Chelsea Light Moving, Speedy Ortiz, The Pack AD, X Ambassadors, and Doldrums.

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Sub Pop featured prominently in Seattle hotel

Seattle’s Hotel Max now boasts an entire floor of Sub Pop-inspired decoration

Door-sized images from Seattle’s music scene grace the halls of Hotel Seattle Max for a collaboration with local indie label Sub Pop Records.(Photo: Rob Lovitt)

Wishing “welcome” never quite seems to breathe the same level of acceptance as “Come As You Are,” and Hotel Max Seattle appears to understand that.

In collaboration with Sub Pop Records, Hotel Max presently features an entire floor dedicated to the Seattle-based independent record label and the music it has famously liaised to the world, NBC News reports.

The exhibit confined to 19 rooms on the hotel’s fifth floor, the hotel hopes to showcase the city’s musical history, while Sub Pop celebrates its silver jubilee, an event that also means a free concert showcase in Seattle’s Georgetown neighbourhood, featuring live performances from J. Mascis, Mudhoney, Father John Misty, and more.

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“Seattle’s music scene has always been a big part of what people come to the city for,” Hotel Max PR Director Kate Buska told NBC News. “It’s also Sub Pop’s 25th anniversary and we thought it would be great to bring that experience into the hotel.”

Introduced to a “club-like” atmosphere on the fifth floor, NBC says the collaboration involves all 19 rooms equipped with door-sized black-and-white images of Sub Pop signees like Nirvana and Soundgarden taken by 1980s/’90s Seattle grunge scene photographer Charles Peterson.

Beyond each door is a room featuring posters sporting QR-codes linking to Sub Pop’s website, a whole channel dedicated to video play of music from classic and current bands signed to the label, like Dinosaur Jr., Pissed Jeans, and The Shins, who are also accessible in physical format through in-room record players and vinyl sets.

“The awesome thing for travelers is that they can get exposed to some cool music they might never be exposed to otherwise,” Sub Pop Vice President Megan Jasper told the source. “They certainly get a flavor of the city.”

“Who knows, it could be the first record that a younger guest might ever play,” said Buska.

2012 in Concert Stubs

Alexisonfire at Sound Academy Dec. 29, 2012 (their second-last show ever).

Alexisonfire at Sound Academy Dec. 29, 2012 (their second-last show ever).

It’s that time of the year when everyone tries to take stock of the chaos of the past 12 months, so for the sake of documentation, I’ve made a list of all the bands I managed to catch in 2012. I was only offered a short sample of some of these acts at festivals, but a lot were at shows of their own. There were also a lot of really stand-out performances in this mix and it’s coincidentally the great time of annual top 10/20/25/50/whatever lists, so maybe I’ll get around to picking out some of my favourites as well.
Here’s who I checked out in concert this year, through work or out of my own volition:
  • Action Bronson
  • Alexisonfire (twice)
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • AWOLNATION
  • Bad Religion
  • Ben Caplan
  • Black Label Society
  • Black Lips
  • The Buzzcocks
  • Cancer Bats (twice)
  • Ceremony (twice)
  • Dan Mangan
  • Death Grips
  • Deftones
  • Descendents
  • DIANA
  • Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Feist
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Fucked Up (thrice)
  • Girl Talk
  • Goatwhore
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Greg Ginn and the Royal We
  • GWAR
  • The Hives
  • Hollerado (twice)
  • In Flames
  • Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong
  • Justice
  • Kids & Explosions
  • Killer Mike (twice)
  • Less Than Jake
  • Lowlands
  • Madness
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Mazzy Star
  • MellowHype
  • METZ
  • Moneen
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • NOFX
  • OFF!
  • Protest the Hero (twice)
  • Pulp
  • Radiohead
  • Raekwon and Ghostface Killah
  • Refused (twice)
  • Rival Schools
  • Slipknot
  • Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre (feat. the Tupac hologram, Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa)
  • Shotgun Jimmie
  • Squeeze
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • System of a Down
  • Teenage Head
  • Tool
  • Trash Talk
  • USS
  • The Wooden Sky