Music and Tech Converge: Seattle Interactive Conference

Over the past few months I've been looking for new opportunities to introduce alternative ways of covering the music scene and the industry as a whole in Seattle. There are a couple opportunities in the works like the opera and a performance at Benaroya Hall, but the Seattle Interactive Conference … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot ’16 Opening Day: Cautious Optimism

  We were all wondering how Bumbershoot was going to treat us this year. Would it prove to be on the upswing or are we looking at a change to the basic structure and feel that will leave the "old" festival to the history books. The answer: both. It's obvious we're not going to get our … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Beyond the Music

There's plenty of coverage for this year's Bumbershoot Music Festival up on the interwebs discussing the best musical sets to catch or the local acts that deserve your attention, and we'll absolutely be blabbing all about those things throughout the festival and beyond as well. For our preview … [Read more...]

Steven Tyler Packs Them in at McCaw Hall

I purposefully kept away from any reviews of the first show (in LA earlier this week) of Steven Tyler's Out On A Limb tour before heading out to McCaw Hall yesterday to see him perform. Having only been a passive Aerosmith fan in their heyday (though who could resist "Walk This Way" or singing along … [Read more...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 3: Ooh La La Another, What A Whirlwind!

High wind warnings! Canceled sets! Brush fires! The cow from Twister flying by my face! Day three of Sasquatch was a harrowing whirlwind, and much like the saga of Mecha-Streisand, Robert Smith was the only Cure. Ugh I’m sorry but I HAD TO. Cosmos Newcomers Cosmos recently won EMP's underage … [Read more...]

The Power of Bey

Beyonce is unmistakably the queen of her kingdom; she even sat herself on a throne at the show in CenturyLink Stadium Wednesday night. Without a camera in my hands, for the first time in a very long time, I experienced and absorbed what I was seeing instead of capturing those shiny perfect moments … [Read more...]

Bumbercrazy 2015: Lightening, Rain, and Music Music Music

Well, another Bumbershoot in the books and it was a hell of a time. The lineup was chock full of local and national acts, a solid mix that had honestly been lacking in recent years. Until this year it felt like they had been setting their sites toward a younger audience. While the mural/Starbucks … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2015: What’s in Store?

Those of us who've been around the area for a while, have very specific feelings about Bumbershoot. Some have been around so long they remember when it was free, put on by the Seattle Center, and usually grumble about how expensive it is these days. Others are annoyed at how it changed from a local … [Read more...]

Women Who Rocked Block Party

The last weekend of July promised the first real rain of the season... and a weekend of music in the middle of the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood. I've had a love/hate relationship with Capitol Hill Block Party for many years with the abundance of drunk bros (both male and female) that tend to … [Read more...]

Sasquatch ’15 Yearbook: Monday Wind-down

Oh, the last day of Sasquatch. We’re all tired and worn down, but still exhilarated and attempting to get as much of the festival life in while we can. Monday’s weather was a little temperamental, which actually played in well to the eclectic variety of shows lined up. If you were ambitious, for … [Read more...]