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...]

City Arts Fest: All of the Things (And More) — UPDATES!

For a few days in October, a fistful of musicians, dancers, and visual artists are scattered at venues around the city in a dense blanket, with talented folks everywhere and a seemingly endless array of events happening simultaneously. Why? Because City Arts magazine has magical powers (and fatty … [Read more...]

Waking and Baking (in the Sun) with Gold Leaves

Some bands suffer from the outdoor-ness of festivals--Gold Leaves thrives. Grant Olsen's voice has a richness which translates well to the outdoor venue of the Sub Pop stage. His natural vocal reverberations echo over the field. Bill Patton's shredding guitar and Tomo Nakayama's brilliant keyboard … [Read more...]

Doe Bay Fest 5 Announcement Party & Line Up

Last night, a couple hundred people gathered at The Tractor to find out who was playing Doe Bay Festival 5. It's been over a month since we bought our tickets—tickets hard won and without a guarantee of what entertainment would await us come August. Throughout the night, the crowd was treated to … [Read more...]

“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...]