Chinook Fest ’14 Preview: Bringing A Heavy Lineup

As the third annual Chinook Fest approaches, I think back on the 2014 Chinook Fest lineup release show in April at the Crocodile.  With two pairs of tickets raffled off, a creative video that revealed the lineup in two parts, and some great musical collaborations with musicians from the lineup, the … [Read more...]

Video Roundup: Hoof it to Spokane for Elkfest 2014

As you may remember from last year, Elkfest and Gleason Fest are two hometown music festivals that I can't help but feel "school spirit" for.  With an old high school buddy, John Blakesley of Northwest Music Group, booking the bands and taking on the festivals with such enthusiasm. It's hard not to … [Read more...]

New Music: Ticktockman ft. Meagan Grandall of Lemolo

When I first saw Seattle band Ticktockman at the Comet back before the booths were something you'd actually want to sit in, the band hooked me with lead singer Ryan Van Wieringen's unpredictable and enrapturing vocals. When your friend tells you to come check out their band, you should always go in … [Read more...]

New Music: PHOX Releases New Single “Slow Motion,” Announces Tour Dates

They're the best band you've never heard of, but soon you won't be able to stop talking about them. The band is PHOX (pronounced like "fox"), and they're coming to Seattle soon with their debut record in hand. Originally booked on Sasquatch Music Festival's second weekend (AKA the one that got … [Read more...]

St. Paul de Vence “Spring”: First Look and Listen

St. Paul de Vence  did us the honor two weeks ago of allowing us to premiere their unreleased and incredible song, "Mama." They had such an overwhelmingly positive response (and for good reason) to the song and the new video, we both thought it was only right that we give you another taste of their … [Read more...]

St. Paul de Vence “Mama”: First Look and Listen

Seattle band St. Paul de Vence has been rocking living rooms, main stages, and everything in between for the last few years, lending their stories to fans everywhere. Their rich blend of layered sounds and nostalgic lyrics have captivated us since the beginning, and we are stoked to help them share … [Read more...]

Honcho Discusses “Shake”, The New Song by Head and the Heart

Editor's Note: I've chatted with Honcho before about music and to be honest, it's a wonder he still listens at all. Generally he has trouble getting into most popular music and especially the Americana movement that's so blatant in Seattle right now. So... you might be as shocked as I am when you … [Read more...]

‘No Diggity’ Locals Roundup

So Blackstreet is headed to Seattle this week. Yea, that Blackstreet. Over the last couple years, covering their song "No Diggity" has become a thing in this town (perhaps other towns too, but I'm only privy to the trend in this one). The first time I heard it uttered by a local was a set by Hot … [Read more...]

Ivan & Alyosha’s “All the Times We Had” at the Showbox

This Saturday, Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha will be releasing their first full-length album "All the Times We Had" at a very special show at Showbox at the Market.  Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights, and the Passenger String Quartet round out the stellar lineup on this night of celebration.  Ivan … [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...]