“You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello”

Seattle has a muscular, well-known crop of male rock photographers, but when our Hannah Levin needs a last-minute photo for her “Rocket Queen” column, she often turns to three local ladies: Jenny Jimenez, Laura Musselman, and Sarah Joann Murphy. Levin has now curated a show, “You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello” (through Sept. 20), to lift those images off our pages and onto the wall. Each photographer is represented by a set of photos from a single show. Musselman’s shots of Death Cab for Cutie’s homecoming concert in Bremerton are rich with color, shadows, and light. Murphy’s photos of Mudhoney’s recent secret gig at the Sunset capture movement and energy like vintage grunge-concert images. Jimenez’s black-and-white photos of Sleater-Kinney’s 2006 farewell are instantly iconic, comparable to Charles Peterson’s Nirvana photos or Lance Mercer’s portraits of Eddie Vedder. All three women imbue their subjects with grit and raw emotion. Try capturing that with yer cell phone! Tigertail, 704 N.W. 65th St., 781-8245, www.tigertailbar.com. 21 and over. Free. 3 p.m.–2 a.m. BRIAN J. BARR

Aug. 13-Sept. 20, 2008

 
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