A Little Old Wisdom from The Lotus Vellum

Cover Art: Old Wisdom EP Photography by Steven Lindquist, Art Direction and Design by Justin Kleine For a long time, I had heard that Conor Byrne was the place to go for a good open mic in Seattle.  I was finally able to make the trip up a couple of years ago to enjoy some time with my … [Read more...]

Deck the Hall Ball: A Photo Diary

We're gonna try a little something different this time around. Our fantastic writer, Katrina, will be writing up a post about this year's Deck The Hall Ball, no question it'll be funny, quirky and great just like the person who will have written it. I'm feeling  a bit saucy today, and instead of … [Read more...]

Grouplove Kicks Off Their “Seesaw Tour” in Seattle

  Grouplove is no stranger to Seattle.  Over the course of the night, their second Seattle show of the "Seesaw Tour" at The Triple Door, they had made remarks about how much love they have for our city.  Apparently singer Hannah is constantly making remarks to her band mates about … [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...]

SXSW Recap: Day 3 Fires Things Up

Friday at SXSW started out with my favorite band, Frightened Rabbit, at Waterloo Records' day party. Having just seen them at the Showbox did not diminish the experience. Lead singer Scott Hutchison's stage banter was as cheeky as always.  After informing the audience that they'd be signing records … [Read more...]

Alt-J and Grouplove Brought Everyone Together at The Moore Theater

Wednesday evening ended up with an invigorating, last minute assignment to cover Alt-J (∆) and Grouplove at the Moore Theater. British band, Alt-J, created a very soothing environment with beautifully swelling melodies, lovely harmonies and a pulsing baseline that got the crowd gently throbbing … [Read more...]