This photo of Aqueduct's David Terry is hanging at West Seattle's Skylark Cafe through December 14 as part of Jenny Jimenez's "Show Us Your TIFFs."
Seattle's indie-rock establishment descended upon The Skylark in West Seattle last night to celebrate a decade of music photography from local darling (and SW shooter) Jenny Jimenez, and her retrospective "Show Us Your TIFFS: 10 Years of Music Photography." Out in support were Barsuk Records co-founder Josh Rosenfeld, Kane Hodder's Andrew Moore, and fellow shooters Alex Crick and Sarah Jurado, as well as Jimenez subjects like Aqueduct's David Terry, Pete Quirk of the Cave Singers, and Night Canopy/Whalebones siren Amy Blaschke, who also played a set.
It's been a long time since I've seen Blaschke, who spends most of her time these days in L.A., and I'd forgotten what a powerful set of pipes she totes around. In her short, acoustic set -- which featured Jimenez on backup vocals on one effort -- Blaschke's voice was full of more personality and tone than I had given her credit for during her Whalebones tenure.
Also on the cocktail party bill was the reclusive Damien Jurado (who loved the outdoors), a band of air-guitar wizards, and four brave young men who competed in a wet t-shirt contest. I must admit I was tempted, but, well, the night was young, and the bar still had booze to sell.