Agnes Obel: Filling St Mark’s With Just A Note

You would think that I simply went to the St Mark's Cathedral performances last Saturday for Bryan John Appleby. After all, I have written about him several times, gushed over his music and even went to his last performance at the same location a couple of years ago. This time, however, you'd be … [Read more...]

Capitol Hill Block Party vs Timber (Everyone Wins)

This weekend we are covering two festivals at once. It's not the first time we've attempted such a feat but it is the first time that the city of Seattle has been so "split" along with us. Timber Music Festival is in its inaugural year attempting to bring a Doe Bay Festival feel to the mainland and … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2013, 3 Days in the Streets of Spokane

Things go by so fast at festivals, sometimes it's hard to decide how to cover it. Should you talk about the bands you love the most? Do you grab as much as you can like one of those vortex money-grabbing booths on The Price is Right and hope you come up with enough good stuff in the end? Well, Megan … [Read more...]

The Gang’s Back Together: Acoustic Night at Neumos

There's been a shift in the music scene lately, have you felt it? In the heady days of The Head and the Heart (HATH), Hey Marseilles, Campfire OK and Bryan John Appleby we couldn't get enough of the "americana" sound. Now it's almost a punchline as we're gnashing our teeth and wishing for something … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Galleries at a Glance

Natalie and Morgen were on a mission to seek out and destroy (aka photograph) as many shows as their cameras could handle. We're pretty sure they succeeded with over thirty bands edited and ready for your viewing pleasure. Rather than posting gallery after gallery, we're giving you the opportunity … [Read more...]

Bryan John Appleby at Bumbershoot

Bryan John Appleby (BJA) has been on IRW's radar for a very very long time. You've heard Julia gush about his live performances, Morgen has shot so many of his shows that she's lost count and now we've sucked Natalie into the mix. He has a way of mesmerizing you without a hint of egotism and you … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2012: Tara’s Game Plan

This year’s Bumbershoot, as most years, is an eclectic array of bands, comedians, film and performances of all kinds. While I’m mostly looking forward to the music, I’m always excited for the extras that this Seattle fest has to offer. Stay tuned for my thoughts on the festival, the music and … [Read more...]

So, This is Happening… July Edition

So, it's July now. Well, almost (work with me here, folks). There is so much stuff happening, I wanted to give you all a head start on your summer planning. Long past are the summers when Seattle families would just up and vacate the city come July, so I've also included a few events that are … [Read more...]

So, This is Happening… June Edition

There’s a lot to look forward to this summer. Here are five of the music events I’m most excited about in June: 1. White Moustache Urban Adventure Company’s Musical Plates with The Local Strangers, June 3rd Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart, the duo at the heart of Seattle band The Local Strangers, are … [Read more...]

It’s Just a Little Crush: Seattle Falls for Deep Sea Diver

Tonight might get a little awkward, so there’s one thing you should remember as Jessica Dobson takes the stage with her band of beautiful, clean-cut men: she’s married, okay? So just back off. I saw Deep Sea Diver (DSD) for the first time in December when they opened for Campfire OK and Pickwick … [Read more...]