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...]

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...]

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...]

South By Southwest: A First-Timer’s Wish List

Natalie, one of IRW's fantastic photographers, has been in the throes of life over the last couple weeks and one of the major things sucking up all her time is preparing for the South by Southwest music festival down in Austin, Texas. For those of you unfamiliar with this particular festival, it's … [Read more...]

Twilight Sad Brings the Scotch with a Whole Lot of Rock to Tractor

There are some incredible sounds coming out of Scotland lately. The likes of Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks set our sights toward the rough 'n tumble--but friendly--country across the pond. Just as the Pacific Northwest has been producing some incredible folk music, Scotland seems … [Read more...]