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...]

A Little Old Wisdom from The Lotus Vellum

Cover Art: Old Wisdom EP Photography by Steven Lindquist, Art Direction and Design by Justin Kleine For a long time, I had heard that Conor Byrne was the place to go for a good open mic in Seattle.  I was finally able to make the trip up a couple of years ago to enjoy some time with my … [Read more...]

Gleason Fest Promised Something Real and Delivered

Gleason Fest came with much anticipation this year with a heavy lineup and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge paving the way for a big turnout; and it definitely delivered!  Saturday afternoon came around and people were trickling in greeted with smiles and often hugs. There was an air of reunion … [Read more...]

Living Non-Fiction: Tai Shan tells her story

"I saw the house burning and it was such a wake-up call," Tai Shan recounts as we sit peacefully in Wallingford's Fuel Coffee. Tai was just 15 years old when she returned to her childhood home to find it burning to the ground, all because of a normal stick of incense and a rogue ember. Luckily no … [Read more...]

Aaron Zig Releases New Album: The Medicine’s Kicking In

It's an exciting moment when you press the play button on a new record and are met with a jolt of energy and liveliness, turning a simple collection of songs into a new favorite companion. This is what you might feel when you meet Aaron Zig's new album The Medicine's Kicking In. It's part throwback … [Read more...]

10 Questions for Ben Fisher on New Album “Charleston”

It's safe to say that anyone who's ever met and spent some time with Seattle-based, Atlanta-bred singer Ben Fisher has probably fallen a little bit in love. At just 22 years old, the talented singer-songwriter already has plenty of accomplishments under his belt, and is preparing to release new … [Read more...]

Feed Me a Line With Susy Sun

I first heard of Susy Sun about 9 years ago when my younger cousin told me about this really talented girl that had been playing music with his band.  He used to send me clips of their recordings, and I often made requests to get me the sheet music for her creations (which he never did).  She was … [Read more...]

Campfire OK Frontman Mychal Cohen on Why the New Album Is Better and Clapping Off-Beat

This Friday, Seattle band Campfire OK is coming home from being away awhile to play a CD release show for new album When You Have Arrived. While their sophomore album doesn't officially drop until September 17, they'll be slinging discs at the show and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation, … [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...]

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...]