Waking and Baking (in the Sun) with Gold Leaves

Some bands suffer from the outdoor-ness of festivals--Gold Leaves thrives. Grant Olsen's voice has a richness which translates well to the outdoor venue of the Sub Pop stage. His natural vocal reverberations echo over the field. Bill Patton's shredding guitar and Tomo Nakayama's brilliant keyboard … [Read more...]

Don’t Talk To The Cops!

IRW's Tara says: Don't Talk to the Cops! I get it now. For me, it wasn't the music that hit it home (though the music was fun and upbeat). It was the live physical energy-- the straight-up hyperactive, bouncing off the wall, dance till you drop, we might explode enthusiasm. It was wild and … [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...]