‘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...]

Navigating new music: 7 degrees of separation

I have a ton of music coming at me every day, just like everyone else on this big ol' globe. When I find good stuff on my own, that's when it really sticks, and one of my favorite ways to find the most random music is by playing what I call "7 degrees of..." Here's the deal, start with a band you … [Read more...]

Campfire OK feat. Melodie Knight “Our Hearts Beat Light” (VIDEO)

There's something about Campfire OK that makes me feel like I am sharing a secret when I talk about them. The Mychal Cohen-helmed band has been around Seattle for awhile now, but they are still a mystery to so many people. They play sparing shows, always with beautiful extras like a themed set or a … [Read more...]

Local Music Goes Commercial

I've noticed more and more lately how many brands have adopted the indie music craze. You know... a commercial comes on and you look up because the song is catchy and fun. Typically it's a band you've never heard of but within six months they're on tour and playing as an opener at Key Arena. There … [Read more...]

Storytime: Ramona Falls’ New Vid

I've talked about the Portland-based Ramona Falls before. It's pretty obvious I have fallen hard for anything that Brent Knopf is involved in. My crush started back in the days of Menomena with its oddly dramatic feel created through a mixture of woodwinds, piano and Knopf's mystically alluring … [Read more...]

“Runaways”, new single by The Killers!

The Killers just dropped their first single, “Runaways”, off the upcoming album Battle Scars and it is BIG!! The first album, Hot Fuss, wore the bands 80’s influence on it’s sleeve, but “Runaways” is arena rock 80’s! Big guitars and a bass and drum line that locks in and gallops along with Brandon … [Read more...]

Vid: The Drowning Men’s “Disorder Here We Come”

Tonight at Barboza, The Drowning Men are hitting the stage. We came across this little gem of a video and wanted to share it. If you love old sea-based movies and fun rock music, you're in for a treat. Check it out and then head to Barboza tonight to see 'em in person along with River City Extension … [Read more...]

IRW Vid Exclusive: Kris Orlowski’s “All My People Go”

Kris Orlowski has been on IRW's radar for a long time now. His kind demeanor, earnest lyrics and soft-rock/acoustic sound drew us in immediately. One of the many things that sets him apart are the unique venues in which you encounter his performances.  He took part in SeaTac's music initiative … [Read more...]