Timber Festival: Food Trucks, Liquor Laws, and the Walk to Slider’s

Timber Outdoor Music Festival  is only a few days away, and we're putting the finishing touches (aka beginning to think about) on what we're going to eat while camping in Carnation. Normally, I'd head to Trader Joe's and buy all of their eggplant hummus (all of it) and, like, a bottle of coconut … [Read more...]

Timber Festival Shake-Up: River Giant Folds, Ivan & Alyosha Step In

Artist Home's (AH) brand new hootenanny, Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is only a few days away, and we're full of anticipation and restless leg syndrome in the best ways. We're positive Timber Festival is going to be grand. After all, these are the folks who make us shake a leg and break a stage at … [Read more...]

Torres Takes Seattle: Nashville’s Mackenzie Scott on Sharing Stages and Broken A/C

A while back, on the last day of January 2013, I found a singer called Torres and fell in love. I wrote about it for Inside Right Wrist and then, unlike most entries, never forgot about it. The music, written and sung by Nashville artist Mackenzie Scott under the moniker Torres, is the kind that … [Read more...]

Hey Marseilles Album Release Show: New Record, Same Devoted Fans

The great thing about the crowd at a Hey Marseilles show — and in particular, at Friday's album release show for Lines We Trace — is that everyone seems to know the words and feel a sense of total comfort in singing and clapping along at the tops of their projecting abilities. The funny clapping … [Read more...]

Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles — Why You Should Buy New Album ‘Lines We Trace’

Seattle band Hey Marseilles is one of the most unique and beloved groups in the city, thanks to their graceful melodies and hypnotizing string arrangements. Although the band has been around for several years, they don't have a whole lotta material out. So, you can imagine my delight that they will … [Read more...]

Who’s Playing Sasquatch 2013? A Complete Lineup

Sasquatch 2013 is just around the river bend (Pocahontas style) and we are simultaneously so excited it's happening, totally nervous it won't be as good as (enter year here), and nostalgic about (that other time). So, when STG gathered all the people in Seattle who go to concerts and have a Twitter … [Read more...]

Earworm (Songs I Can’t Forget) — Torres “Honey”

Driving home from a friend's house at 2am one night, a song came on over the radio. Without knowing it, I slowed my car to a complete stop in the middle of a major road in Ballard. "Maybe some other time then, I'll come back again" the girl emoted over building drums. "Honey, while you were ashing … [Read more...]

Campfire OK feat. Melodie Knight “Our Hearts Beat Light” (VIDEO)

There's something about Campfire OK that makes me feel like I am sharing a secret when I talk about them. The Mychal Cohen-helmed band has been around Seattle for awhile now, but they are still a mystery to so many people. They play sparing shows, always with beautiful extras like a themed set or a … [Read more...]

City Arts Fest: All of the Things (And More) — UPDATES!

For a few days in October, a fistful of musicians, dancers, and visual artists are scattered at venues around the city in a dense blanket, with talented folks everywhere and a seemingly endless array of events happening simultaneously. Why? Because City Arts magazine has magical powers (and fatty … [Read more...]

Sondre Lerche Rocks The Croc — Norwegian Style

If there was a word to describe Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche's recent set at The Crocodile, it would be — unexpected. Maybe "delightful," "raucous," "charming"... we could go on and on about how wonderful he was, and those who were packed in next to us on that night would probably agree … [Read more...]