Big BLDG Bash took place June 6, 2015 in Seattle with nearly 50 artists performing on two courtyard “Yard” stages, a pair of industrial indoor performance areas called “Hangar 1” and “Hangar 2” and a couple of smaller rooms upstairs in the large green warehouse that hosted the event for it’s second year.
With several of the bands on our list of “41 Artists We’re Watching in 2015” on the bill alongside other emerging staff favorites and a bunch of new, independent bands we’d never heard, the bash truly felt like a triumph of the DIY community. Plus, local beer and food trucks just outside the building kept attendees well fed and fueled for the party, which lasted well in to the wee morning hours. We were fortunate to have Christine Mitchell, Jim Toohey, Pauline Basaraba and Sunny Martini all onsite to preserve the moment in photo.
Here’s a taste of what we got. The rest is on our Flickr page.
Ole Tinder, by Christine Mitchell
Joseph Giant, by Sunny Martini
TBASA oggled by a maniacal, cackling maniac and other local notables, by Sunny Martini
Tokyidaho, by Jim Toohey
Black Plastic Clouds, by Christine Mitchell
Tobias the Owl, by Pauline Basaraba
Gibraltar, by Sunny Martini
Eastern Souvenirs, by Sunny Martini
Parade Schedule, by Jim Toohey
Fantastic Animals, by Jim Toohey
Great Grandpa, by Christine Mitchell
Crazy Eyes, by Christine Mitchell
Gems, by Christine Mitchell
& Yet, by Christine Mitche
Fauna Shade. Photo by Jim Toohey.
Coma Figura, by Jim Toohey
Cloud Person, by Jim Toohey
Low Hums @ Big BLDG Bash this summer. Photo by Sunny Martini.
Great Spiders, by Christine Mitchell
Kelly Fleek’s (The Spider Ferns) Installation above the Hangar 1 stage, by Jim Toohey
Kithkin, by Christine Mitchell
Planes On Paper, by Pauline Basaraba
Sun Blood Stories, by Christine Mitchell
The Holy Broke, by Jim Toohey
The Spider Ferns, by Jim Toohey
The Crowd in Hangar 1, by Jim Toohey
The Echo Echo Echoes, by Jim Toohey
The Hoot Hoots perform in front of an art installation by The Spider Ferns’ Kelly Fleek. Photo by Christine Mitchell.
Big BLDG Bash 2015 Recap