Stone Temple Pilots returns to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre

Stone Temple Pilots at The Paramount (Photo by Alex Crick)

Stone Temple Pilots at The Paramount (Photo by Alex Crick)

Any lingering fears that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park wouldn’t mesh with the rest of Stone Temple Pilots were put to rest at The Paramount Theatre last week as the band put on an energetic performance in support of their High Rise EP. Their tour is selling out venues across the country without former frontman Scott Weiland. The band Dreamers is touring with the group. SMI contributor Alex Crick captured the energy in the set of photos below.

Christine Mitchell has been poring over album liner notes pretty much since she acquired the skill of reading, and figured out the basic structure of rock songs at an early age. Whether it’s the needle popping into the first groove of the record, the beeps that signal the beginning (or end) of a cassette tape, or digital numbers ticking off the seconds from zero, music brings Christine happiness, ponderous thought, opportunities for almost scientific study, and sometimes a few tears. When she started attending live shows two decades ago, a whole new piece of the puzzle clicked in and she has been hooked ever since.