Campfire OK Frontman Mychal Cohen on Why the New Album Is Better and Clapping Off-Beat

This Friday, Seattle band Campfire OK is coming home from being away awhile to play a CD release show for new album When You Have Arrived. While their sophomore album doesn't officially drop until September 17, they'll be slinging discs at the show and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation, … [Read more...]

Torres Takes Seattle: Nashville’s Mackenzie Scott on Sharing Stages and Broken A/C

A while back, on the last day of January 2013, I found a singer called Torres and fell in love. I wrote about it for Inside Right Wrist and then, unlike most entries, never forgot about it. The music, written and sung by Nashville artist Mackenzie Scott under the moniker Torres, is the kind that … [Read more...]

Aaron J. Shay Takes His Ukulele Folk Down the Coast

In a city saturated with guitar-toting musicians, Aaron J. Shay is making his mark armed with a ukulele, clever lyrics and an infectious passion for music. He has been making the rounds in the Seattle for years with his street-folk band The Mongrel Jews (they are all Jewish, so it's okay). But now, … [Read more...]

I Fight Dragons… With Vampires?

After waiting in the press room for another band that didn't show, I was determined to get an interview with some other band; even if it was a band I didn't get to see perform during the festival. I decided to bite the bullet and (with some encouragement from one of the press production managers), I … [Read more...]

An interview with lead singer Travis Clark of We The Kings

For the current members of We The Kings (founding members Travis Clark, Hunter Thomsen, Danny Duncan and newest members Coley O’Toole and Charles Trippy), Warped Tour has been an experience of playing to huge crowds at different times of day. It’s a grueling schedule because their set times vary … [Read more...]

Brooklyn in the Howth

I caught up with Brooklyn band Howth as I sat in line for the ferry to Doe Bay. The five piece band was driving the stretch between Los Angeles and Oakland, a couple weeks into their month-long cross-country tour. Aviva Stampfer, keyboarder/glockenspieler/vocalist for the band, filled me in on the … [Read more...]

This ‘r That: Hot Bodies in Motion

Hot Bodies in Motion have had quite a successful year in 2011. They had an exclusively new song in a major motion picture, they've headlined venues throughout the Seattle area and gained quite the fan base to boot. We can't wait to see what happens this year as they set out on tour and who knows … [Read more...]

Tom Rorem of Lowlands Gives Us the Lowdown

This is a little piece about one of my favorite Seattle bands, Lowlands. (No "The", just "Lowlands".) But first, click play and listen to their first single "Give Me Love". [audio:|titles=Give Me Love|artists=Lowlands] I was introduced … [Read more...]