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...]

Gleason Fest 2016: A Move to the Lilac Bowl

I have gone to every Gleason Fest since its inception in 2012, a year after Steve Gleason's ALS diagnosis. Every year I watch it grow and feel a little different as it takes a few steps further away from the first Gleason Gras! West... one that was full of melancholy tears, happy reunions, and a … [Read more...]

5th Annual Chinook Fest Central

Before diving into this year's 5th Annual Chinook Fest, let's go back to last year's Fest when Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real took over the headlining spot, wowed the crowd, captivated the photo pit to the point of setting the cameras down, embraced the supporting Chinook Fest bands with an … [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...]

Chinook Fest Summit 2016: Magic Mountain

I was told that this year’s Chinook Fest Summit was set up a little differently than last year. The stages had been separated with one of them being in the parking lot in the past; this required a lot more walking. I heard from many people this year how much more they enjoyed having both stages … [Read more...]

Gleason Fest ’16: A Burgeoning Vision

Each year as Spokane's Gleason Fest approaches there always seems to be incredible accomplishments or news-worthy changes to update you about regarding ALS and Gleason himself. From the Ice Bucket Challenge, to President Obama signing the Steve Gleason Act of 2015 stating that Medicare is to provide … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2016: Expanding Still…

Elkfest continues to be a highlight of Spokane summers for many locals.  This three-day music festival is not only free, but all-ages, super laid back, and brings in some great local talent and a few hidden gems. This year’s festival seemed a lot more mellow to me. With the forecast threatening … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest Summit ’16: Sophomore Year

  Need something to do this weekend that's close by, super fun, and feels like a retreat in some far-off musical outdoorsy land?  Look no further! Chinook Fest is having their second "Summit" summer music festival this weekend at The Summit at Snoqualmie, Summit Central base area (say … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2016: Cooler Than Normal

  Spokane will be partly sunny this weekend with just a slight breeze; cooler than the typical Elkfest with temperatures in the low seventies. So gather the family and collect your friends. Get down to Browne’s Addition for an artsy, brew-tiful weekend. $2 beer gardens and free … [Read more...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 4: Thanks For All The Memories

It’s day four, are you spent? I think I may need a kick in the pants, or some early afternoon ROCK AND ROLL! Thunderpussy Molly Sides and the rest of Thunderpussy strolled out onto the main stage glistening in skin tight threads. As the fog machines roared to life with the first lines from … [Read more...]