After several years of traveling around the Midwest in pursuit of Barusk bands like The Long Winters and Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Musselman finally decided to cut to the chase and re-locate in 2006. "I took my camera every time I went to a show in Seattle," she says. "I took lots of horrible pictures."
Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes. The opening party for Laura Musselman's "Give Me a Moment," is at 8 p.m., Saturday at Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne.
By the time we found her the following year at an in-store performance at Easy Street -- where she was then employed -- she'd just started getting serious and bought her first SLR. Our camera malfunctioned, and we tapped this enthusiastic, trigger-happy shooter on the shoulder. Might you be interested in lending a few pictures our direction?
It's been nearly three years and Musselman has not only avoided burnout, but her pictures -- frequently as often as three and four nights a week -- have only gotten sharper, and more original. She's chronicled the rise of local do-gooders Fleet Foxes, captured her heroes in Pearl Jam recently at KeyArena, and developed a crush on Elvis Perkins.
Go have a drink with her tomorrow night. And if you can't make it tomorrow, be sure to stop in and see her work by the end of the month.