Gleason Fest 2014: Way More than Music…

"Awesome Ain't Easy!" - Steve Gleason If you haven't heard of Gleason Fest yet, take notice. The backstory, the inspiration, the cause, the music, and the love... it's not to be taken lightly, and it's definitely not to be missed. In 2011, at the age of 33, Steve Gleason, Spokane native and former … [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...]

Falling Slowly, Then All at Once With Cataldo

Lately, I've been in a music slump. There's been so much greatness in our dear Emerald City and in 2014 as a whole, but I just haven't felt that sense of urgency to give my time to it. There is one exception to all of this: Cataldo's album Gilded Oldies. I found Cataldo a few years back and from the … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest 2014 Lineup Release Show

There is no denying that Cody Beebe and the Crooks have been busy building a name for themselves in the Pacific Northwest this year.  With new music videos, special performances during the Seahawks tailgate parties, an appearance on New Day Northwest, a few tours including one with Austin Jenkes of … [Read more...]

8 Things to Look Forward to at Treefort Music Festival 2014

Treefort Music Festival is coming to Boise March 20-23, and we're counting down the minutes. Morgen and I went last year, for the Fest's second year in existence, and I couldn't have asked for more fun, entertainment, and random weather patterns to keep things interesting. Though Treefort was so … [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...]

James Blake Tonight at Showbox SODO

Tonight, one of my absolute favorite artists James Blake is coming to the Showbox SODO. At just 25 years old, he is a relatively new artist and a pioneer in the electronic and experimental realms. His 2013 sophomore album, Overgrown, tops my list for this year's releases. Blake's smokey, soulful … [Read more...]

Radical Face At The Tractor: Sunday Prayers Answered

One of my favorite things about the summer festival season is falling hard and fast for new performers. Sure, you'll spend hundreds of dollars for camping and a four-day pass in order to see your favorite headliner, but more often than not, I've found that most of the time I depart the gates … [Read more...]

#Phantogram

Though Seattle’s music community was already singing its praises, Phantogram didn’t catch my attention until recently while listening to local favorite KEXP on my radio dial. As per usual, KEXP plays an awesome song and I look up said song on cell phone while avoiding traffic accident. Thankful for … [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...]