Aaron Zig Releases New Album: The Medicine’s Kicking In

It's an exciting moment when you press the play button on a new record and are met with a jolt of energy and liveliness, turning a simple collection of songs into a new favorite companion. This is what you might feel when you meet Aaron Zig's new album The Medicine's Kicking In. It's part throwback … [Read more...]

Campfire OK Frontman Mychal Cohen on Why the New Album Is Better and Clapping Off-Beat

This Friday, Seattle band Campfire OK is coming home from being away awhile to play a CD release show for new album When You Have Arrived. While their sophomore album doesn't officially drop until September 17, they'll be slinging discs at the show and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation, … [Read more...]

Hey Marseilles Album Release Show: New Record, Same Devoted Fans

The great thing about the crowd at a Hey Marseilles show — and in particular, at Friday's album release show for Lines We Trace — is that everyone seems to know the words and feel a sense of total comfort in singing and clapping along at the tops of their projecting abilities. The funny clapping … [Read more...]

Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles — Why You Should Buy New Album ‘Lines We Trace’

Seattle band Hey Marseilles is one of the most unique and beloved groups in the city, thanks to their graceful melodies and hypnotizing string arrangements. Although the band has been around for several years, they don't have a whole lotta material out. So, you can imagine my delight that they will … [Read more...]

Ivan & Alyosha’s “All the Times We Had” at the Showbox

This Saturday, Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha will be releasing their first full-length album "All the Times We Had" at a very special show at Showbox at the Market.  Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights, and the Passenger String Quartet round out the stellar lineup on this night of celebration.  Ivan … [Read more...]

James Coates Releases More Than Just Music

On Saturday, June 30th James Coates had a CD release show at the Mandolin Café in Tacoma, WA for Land of Fame & Glory.  The bushy-bearded, curly-haired musician chose Umber Mishra, Kurt Lindsay and Gina Belliveau to set the scene for him.  I had to arrive late, missing Umber Mishra and the first … [Read more...]

Soaking Up Every Word: Lemolo Releases ‘The Kaleidoscope’

I think everybody was proud of them. Even the people who didn’t know them at all. Even the people who had never come to shows along with the fans who didn’t come to the difficult shows—the ones that were played to empty rooms. I think it took a few songs for proud strangers to adopt the beaming … [Read more...]

This ‘r That: Get to Know Lemolo

Lemolo is hitting the stage at Columbia City Theater this weekend for their highly anticipated CD release shows. That's right, I said shows. The band sold out Friday night's show in less than 11 hours and immediately added a second date (Saturday), thus appeasing those who missed out on the first … [Read more...]

Nouela Finds Her Comfort Zone

I admit it, I typically don't like solo female artists. As a woman, I've always felt like I was somehow letting the ladies down by disliking most of what I was hearing. With the exception of Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell and a select few... I just couldn't take it. To my delight, a couple years … [Read more...]