Bumbershoot 2014 Madness: Day 1 in Pictures

At Bumbershoot 2014 Dana, IRW's newest photographer, shared her magical powers for the weekend capturing moments in time that grab you and make you wish you had been there. This set of photos does just that. We have another coming from Day 3 as well so keep a look out for more visual delights coming … [Read more...]

Fitz and the Tantrums Lit Up Showbox Sodo

Fitz and the Tantrums may just put on the most electric show in existence.  I'm not talking electric in the literal sense, although they have integrated a wicked awesome light show into their set. I'm talking in the metaphorical "sparks and fireworks" sense. When they take the stage, it's a … [Read more...]

#Phantogram

Though Seattle’s music community was already singing its praises, Phantogram didn’t catch my attention until recently while listening to local favorite KEXP on my radio dial. As per usual, KEXP plays an awesome song and I look up said song on cell phone while avoiding traffic accident. Thankful for … [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...]

The Day Tony Bennett Made Me Cry

I couldn’t have chosen a better artist for Bumbershoot’s Sunday afternoon Mainstage show. At a mere 86, Tony Bennett is still wowing crowds with his love of music, his strong and velvety voice, and wonderful stories from his over 50 years of music experience. I must admit, I was so excited that I … [Read more...]

Melted Into the Final Day with a Full Gallery

Where was I Sunday morning?  Too hot to realize what was going on, apparently.  It was a shorter day for me as I had to head out early and spent more time backstage with a stiff neck and wet sandals than covering sets with great enthusiasm. Although, I was very excited to finally see Elephant … [Read more...]

CHBP ’12: Around the Fest Day One

While the weather seemed to cast a pall across the day, when the festivities finally began at Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 the skies cleared and thankfully the rain held off; I'm especially thankful that my gear stayed dry. Running back and forth amidst the crowd it seemed like everyone was having … [Read more...]

Slacking Off: What You’re Doing This Saturday

There’s something I need to tell you about myself: I hate music festivals. I remember being a kid and then a teenager at Bumbershoot and thinking it was pretty cool—loving the endless food choices but feeling crushed by the sheer number of people and not really into most of the music. But for ten … [Read more...]

Spring Standards and Rhett Miller, A Beautifull Combo

I am continually surprised by shows I see at the Crocodile,  including Rhett Miller's set a couple weeks ago. He was happy about the newly remodeled space, but Miller seemed starry-eyed at his KEXP in-studio earlier this month, when he mentioned that he had his first Seattle show at the Croc many … [Read more...]

This ‘r That: Get to Know Lemolo

Lemolo is hitting the stage at Columbia City Theater this weekend for their highly anticipated CD release shows. That's right, I said shows. The band sold out Friday night's show in less than 11 hours and immediately added a second date (Saturday), thus appeasing those who missed out on the first … [Read more...]