The Color Awesome! is Paige K. Parsons & Philip Pickens. They met in high school and have been best friends for over 25 years. Both share a passion for music, photography, film and just about any other A/V stimuli you can think of.

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Paige K. Parsons is an internationally published music photographer specializing in live concert photography and musician portraits. Her work has appeared in publications such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Crawdaddy, Prefix Mag, 7×7, Keyboard Player and SPIN. She has photographed over 500 bands and numerous music festival across the country including Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island. Her photos have been exhibited at The Royal College of Art in London, as well as as several local galleries here in California.

Paige graduated from M.I.T. with a BSAD in Architectural Design and a minor in Visual Design.

Paige is based in the San Francisco bay area, and is available for assignments up and down the west coast. Feel free to contact her about your rock photography needs. She can be reached at paige (at) or via phone at 650.520.4290. You can find Paige’s photography portfolio at, and also on flickr.

Philip Pickens is from Seattle.  He has been actively DJing as DJ Up Above in many of Seatttle’s hottest night spots for over ten years including The Baltic Room, The Bus Stop, Pony, Chop Suey, Sole Repair and his weekly residency and home base, The Seattle Eagle.  Phil is very eager and chatty about anything music.  If you really want to get him going, mention New Order, Boards of Canada, Mahogany, anything shoegazer, and newcomers, Stephanie and Light Asylum.

Phil’s projects in 2012 include the first ever Color Awesome festival, which is still untitled.  Also, he’s picked up Ableton and is dabbling in remixes which he will premiere here.

Phil’s DJing skills are varied and he loves to genre hop, but can stick to one style of music for hours as well.  If you would like to commission him for a gallery opening, cocktail hour or dance party, you can contact him at phil (at)

And for the record, Phil is highly embarrassed by the above photo, but lets Paige keep it there to torture and humiliate him.


  1. Hey Phil. We met when you dj’d at the E. You played my request for the Aeroplane remix of ‘Paris’, which made me smile. Hope you’re well.

  2. Hi! I stumbled upon this site when looking for the videos played on Subterranean. Looks like you haven’t kept up with making playlists of videos the show plays. I thought it was a great idea. I hate that I can’t remember the name of the band I saw on there the other day.

  3. Hey There!

    I really dig your blog, it seems like we have very similar views and taste. I just started a blog, and would like to link to yours from my page. Would that be cool?


  4. Hello Paige and Philip,

    Our band Raleigh would love if you had a listen to our some of album we are releasing in May.
    I’ve attached links to audio and additional bio info below. Please let me know if you’d like a full digital or hard copy of the album.

    Artist: Raleigh
    Album: New Times in Black and White
    Release Date: May 5, 2011 (self released)

    Raleigh is a Calgary based band featuring Brock Geiger, Clea Anaïs, and Matt Doherty. Sultry boy girl duets weave through newstyle prog-folk. This cello, guitar, drum trio pulls unexpected beat memories from the places your heart has heard before. Consisting of members of Canadian bands; the Dudes, Woodpigeon, and Axis of Conversation, this dynamic three piece compiles various genres producing an enterprising approach to songwriting.

    Raleigh’s new album, New Times in Black and White is being released in May 2011. Recorded at the Audities Foundation in Calgary, AB in 2010, the album features 10 tracks, ranging from up-tempo pop-rock to delicate melodic folk.

    For direct mp3 links from New Times in Black and White:

    Additional info, bio, and audio samples at:

    Thank you for time and considering our submission,

    Brock Geiger

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