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...]

Prombershoot Lineup with Allen Stone

The last two nights at The Crocodile have been full of funk and surprises. Katrina and I headed out to Prombershoot (the prom-themed Bumbershoot announcement lineup party) Thursday with little to no idea what to expect. The thought of Prom to a 30-something like myself brings about annoyance, … [Read more...]

A Night at Neumos Filled With Hot Bodies

One of the greatest  things about following the local music scene so closely is watching bands grow. Seeing the groups that have so much potential move into their own and find that sweet spot. Hot Bodies in Motion (HBIM) has been around for about four years and we've been watching since the … [Read more...]

CHBP ’12: Around the Fest Day One

While the weather seemed to cast a pall across the day, when the festivities finally began at Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 the skies cleared and thankfully the rain held off; I'm especially thankful that my gear stayed dry. Running back and forth amidst the crowd it seemed like everyone was having … [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...]

Sasquatch Mega-Gallery Or The Home Stretch

I was going to try to explain what it was like shooting a festival inside and out. How it's one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever encountered and despite the (at most) ten hours sleep over four days, dehydration, blisters and endless editing I always look forward to the next … [Read more...]

First Official Fest Coverage Award Goes To…Sasquatch!

It’s finally here… my departure date for the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. I will be there from noon Friday to 11:30pm on Monday for the 10 year old Sasquatch! Music Festival! This has always been one of my favorite regional music festivals with a huge selection of 132 bands, … [Read more...]

Tommy Simmons: An Independent Musician Showing Us How It’s Done

It's always refreshing to come across an artist who takes something familiar and makes it their own. Enter Tommy Simmons. This guitar-playing singer-songwriter is turning heads in a land where the story of "boy meets guitar" is over-told. Perhaps you've seen him playing around town; you could have … [Read more...]