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...]

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...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 2: Thank You Sir I’ll Have Another!

It’s DAY 2! Are you sleepy? Have you seen enough white males wearing kimonos, headresses, sombreros, and dashikis that your eyes have started bleeding? Maybe it is just all the dust? Let’s get back to things that will warm your soul instead. Brothers From Another In true BFA fashion, their … [Read more...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 1: The Festival Life

Vilkommen one and all to my second voyage to the GORGE-OUS mecca of crazy festival wear, SASQUATCH!. Everyone tries to outdo each other at this festival. Whether it’s “wacky” clothing, holding strange illuminated animals on sticks or just looking cooler than you ever will, they are all silently … [Read more...]

Gleason Fest 2015: Wow…

This summer, Gleason Fest had a smaller lineup than normal, but not because they couldn't find talent to fill the slots.  With Nahko & Medicine for the People and Appalachia Rising on the bill, it would be upsetting to give them anything less than two large time slots, therefore their sets took … [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...]

Chinook Fest Central 2015: Flashback to 2014

"Great music meets the great outdoors." WHEN: September 11 – 13, 2015 WHERE: Jim Sprick Community Park, 13680 State Route 410, Naches, WA TICKETS: Tickets and Weekend Passes still available Chinook Fest Central 2015 is coming up and it's getting a lot of talk after its sister festival, … [Read more...]

ELKFEST 2015: A Journey Through Genres

This year's Elkfest in Spokane, WA was such an interesting mix of music genres.  Friday brought out the rockers, Saturday, the folky moshers (yes I just made that up), and Sunday was more of the hip-hop, funky-soul crowd. Bossame was a smooth, sultry way to start the whole festival.  Event … [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...]