Capitol Hill Block Party vs Timber (Everyone Wins)

This weekend we are covering two festivals at once. It's not the first time we've attempted such a feat but it is the first time that the city of Seattle has been so "split" along with us. Timber Music Festival is in its inaugural year attempting to bring a Doe Bay Festival feel to the mainland and … [Read more...]

Lee Fields and the Expressions at Bumbershoot

Lee Fields is not a product of the soul revival, but has surely experienced its benefits. He’s been making music since the late 1960s and it looks like he has no intention of stopping. When I arrived at his set on Sunday, he was on full speed, sweating all over the place, pleading to the audience … [Read more...]

Captiol Hill Block Party Initial Lineup Released

It looks like there's the typical, and welcomed, mixture of local and national acts again this year at Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP). We've got the full list at the end of this post and it doesn't look like the other festival lineups we've seen so far this year. There are those staples that … [Read more...]

SXSW Diary Day One-ish

The day unexpectedly started out by being hooked up with a wristband and photo pass (of course for a small-ish fee) that allowed me to enter and photograph officially sanctioned shows at SXSW. Shows I most likely would never been able to see without it. However, I have to admit, a good 50% or more … [Read more...]

SXSW Makes You Manic, Excited then Exhausted. Now Rinse and Repeat.

I've been in Austin for... four days. Wait, what?! Ok, I can't believe it's been that long. Hmm, yes I can. Depending on the time of day and which day you ask me, I may complain about my tired feet, annoying crowds and exhaustion or gush about my newest favorite band... which replaced my last … [Read more...]

Sasquatch! vs. Coachella, is There a Clear Winner?

There's been a lot of chatter around Coachella's decision to spread the festival over two weekends with identical lineups. It does seem a bit odd, but business-wise it's sort of ingenious. It's obviously become popular enough for two weekends of shows. It introduces another weekend of paying … [Read more...]