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...]

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...]

‘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...]

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...]