Barsuk 15: Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Mates of State, The Prom

It was a night I’ll never forget. And I’m not just saying that because I think Nada Surf is the greatest thing since baby carrots. Or because Barsuk is arguably the coolest record label since, well, ever. It was the sum of all parts—the perfectly crafted line-up, the mix of nostalgic and timeless … [Read more...]

A Love Letter to Death Cab For Cutie: Bumbershoot Day Two

I have a lot of weird blind spots when it comes to music, I've been finding out. One of them is Death Cab For Cutie, whom I've listened to for as long as they've existed, but have never seen them live. I don't know why. Perhaps it's because they only played at big festivals, or because I fancied … [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...]