The Macefield Music Festival celebrated its second year last weekend in Ballard, with shows at The Tractor; a newly remodeled Sunset Tavern, Conor Byrne Pub, which serves as the musical club house for many neighborhood musicians and singer/songwriters throughout the year; Hattie’s Hat restaurant and bar; a vintage clothing shop called Lucky Dry Goods; Sonic Boom Records; and a re-purposed neighborhood space called the Macefield Market that served as the epicenter for the two day event.
With a KEXP-sponsored main stage out back behind Hattie’s that featured legendary Tacoma garage rockers the Sonics as well as a ton of other great bands in addition to the aforementioned venues, we had to send two photographers. Here are 30 of the best shots from Jim Toohey and Sunny Martini.
Veteran Seattle Rockers The Tom Price Desert Classic kicked things off on the KEXP main stage
The Bad Tenants. Yep, that’s a trombone.
Tacoma MC Ugly Frank at the Tractor Friday night
The Boss Martians still kind of have it
The Sonics were charming and also kicked ass
Our surprise favorite Delaney Davidson at Conor Byrne
Mark Pickerel sounded amazing and covered Lucinda Williams. Swoon.
Forget the drums and the songs and the voice, we just want Pickerel’s hair
Star Anna was fantastic
More Star Anna at the Sunset
Everette guitar rock band Fauna Shade start things off on the main stage Saturday
These guys have a song that starts off like “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” Trust us on this one.
Goodbye Heart at Sonic Boom
Gibraltar at Conor Byrne
Gerald Collier looking like John Lennon
The crowd at Lucky Dry Goods
Stag at the Sunset
Maldives on the main stage
The Chasers wake everyone up at the Sunset
Another shot of the Chasers in the Sunset’s new “show room”
Full Toilet are the best band ever
This man is making sounds for Ryan Caraveo
The Theoretics at the Tractor
RA Scion at the Tractor
Thee lovely, lovely sounds of THEESatisfaction
Seattle band Sage. Google it, kids.
Lead image of Seattle band Nighttrain, who are reportedly disbanding. 🙁 For our full set of pictures check out our day 1 and day 2 albums on Flickr.