Elkfest 2016: Expanding Still…

Elkfest continues to be a highlight of Spokane summers for many locals.  This three-day music festival is not only free, but all-ages, super laid back, and brings in some great local talent and a few hidden gems. This year’s festival seemed a lot more mellow to me. With the forecast threatening … [Read more...]

Bumbercrazy 2015: Lightening, Rain, and Music Music Music

Well, another Bumbershoot in the books and it was a hell of a time. The lineup was chock full of local and national acts, a solid mix that had honestly been lacking in recent years. Until this year it felt like they had been setting their sites toward a younger audience. While the mural/Starbucks … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2015: What’s in Store?

Those of us who've been around the area for a while, have very specific feelings about Bumbershoot. Some have been around so long they remember when it was free, put on by the Seattle Center, and usually grumble about how expensive it is these days. Others are annoyed at how it changed from a local … [Read more...]

Sasquatch ’15 Yearbook: Saturday’s Superlatives

Sunburns are in full effect and we made it through the second day at Sasquatch! Day two was chock full of so many good acts it was hard to take it all in, much less capture it all through a lens. I'm rarely happy to run around in 85 degree weather, but I'll most definitely make an exception for this … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Day 3: Ending The Fest in Photos

For the final day of Bumbershoot we're letting our fabulous photographer Dana Pleasant's shots do the talking, so enjoy!   … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot Day 2: Packed With Great Acts, Top to Bottom

Many seasons have passed since Honcho had stepped through the gates of Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and I have grown increasingly weary. No joke, I can’t begin to remember what year I attended last. Has it been that long or has the addition of “little d” and “little h” to the Grouch … [Read more...]

Cap Hill Block Party Roundup, Final Day of Awesome

I may have been spending a majority of my time at the "alternative" to CHBP (Capitol Hill Block Party), Timber Music Festival, I made sure I had time to get up Monday morning, hop back into the city and catch the last day of Block Party. After all, two of my favorites (Frightened Rabbit and Flaming … [Read more...]

Honcho Accepted the CHBP Challenge: Friday

Dark alleys, seedy individuals and a neighborhood with a distinct look, character and vibe: that was the Capitol Hill I lived in circa 2001. I lived in an old apartment building behind Seattle Central with an ex-girlfriend I “done wrong”. The Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) was a small, one stage; … [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...]

SXSW Recap: Day 3 Fires Things Up

Friday at SXSW started out with my favorite band, Frightened Rabbit, at Waterloo Records' day party. Having just seen them at the Showbox did not diminish the experience. Lead singer Scott Hutchison's stage banter was as cheeky as always.  After informing the audience that they'd be signing records … [Read more...]