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...]

Looking Forward By Lookin’ Back: Sasquatch 2012 in photos

Last year's Sasquatch was my first experience writing/shooting for IRW, and while I did get a lot of day-time reviews and interviews up, we just couldn't manage to get my big gallery up in the madness of the moment.  Apparently sifting through 5,000 photos and editing a handful takes some time … [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...]

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...]

Unforgettable: Damien Jurado at the Neptune Theatre

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“In the end you’re a fool like a journalist”: Overthinking Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa

I should have completed this preview days ago. I could have written up simple synopses on each of the songs from Damien Jurado’s newest release Maraqopa (his tenth full length, for those of you keeping score). I could have told you that his songs make me feel feelings and encouraged you to get … [Read more...]