On the Road With The Hoot Hoots

If you haven't heard of the Hoot Hoots before, that's all gonna change right now. These guys caught my eye at Treefort Music Festival earlier this year, but it's a shame it took me so long to hear about them. They're the kind of band that you hope to see at a show when you're there for another group … [Read more...]

Feed Me a Line: Andrew Stonestreet of Greylag

Editor's Note: One of our talented photographers, Megan Kumakura, has an incredible knack for chatter. What I mean is, she sits down near any one person and she creates an instant bond and friendship that puts them at ease and opens them up. It's a gift that we're lucky enough to incorporate into a … [Read more...]

Leathan Milne with a Prize Ending.

Since watching Leathan Milne open for Gregory Alan Isakov two days ago I have listened to his album on non-stop repeat.  This  A) gives it my highest possible rating of share-worthiness and B) leaves me further questioning where exactly I sit on the scale of obsessive compulsion.  But enough about … [Read more...]

SOUNDBITES- Sausages, Whiskey, and a Mustache on a Stick: The Diary of a Sunday Afternoon

White fluff decorates the air as the soon-to-be passengers of the musical food tour "Musical Plates" fiddle with the faux fur mustaches they’ve been given. We stand in clumps in the graffiti'd courtyard of Fremont's Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar, slightly dazed by the sun peeking above the buildings and … [Read more...]

SoundBites: An Interview with Abigael Birrell of Doe Bay Café

Doe Bay Fest (DBF) is less than a week away and while many excited ticket-holding folks are plotting every snack and meal they're gonna cook, I'm looking forward to a little gourmet, too. Barbecue has its charms and jerky is tasty and all, but I'm really not a great camper and when there's an option … [Read more...]

This ‘r That: Katie Costello of Pretty Broken Things

Katie Costello, the heart and soul of local group Pretty Broken Things, may not be a household name quite yet but she's made an impression on many a Seattleite, including yours truly. With a voice that can conjure tears in an instant, it's hard not to fall victim to her enchanting performances time … [Read more...]

The Gaslight Anthem Light Up Seattle

Touring in preparation of a new album is tough business. The band must still work out how to translate the new songs into the live realm, gauge the interest in new songs and still play the old catalog and hits. But when you are The Gaslight Anthem, you could play songs from Sesame Street and fans … [Read more...]

West Seattle SummerFest brings the noise July 13th – July15th

Seattle is blessed with plenty of street fairs, neighborhood block parties and “bumberthings”, but as most people know Seattle is NOT blessed with a whole lot of sun during the year. Even so, the West Seattle SummerFest seems to make the sun shine for music fans and this year is going to … [Read more...]

Notes of Nostalgia: “American Music” by the Violent Femmes

It's that time again. I've got a bug in my brain to start a new series: Notes of Nostalgia. This time it'll be installments of songs and/or music videos that conjure up stories from my past. Mostly they'll be true but don't be surprised if, on occasion, I manufacture something I simply wished had … [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...]