Susy Sun Releases her Wanderlust EP at the Columbia City Theater

On October 17th, Susy Sun took the stage with her band, the Passenger String Quartet and Vaudeville Etiquette at Columbia City Theater, introducing us to her sophomore EP Wanderlust.  The album release show was beautifully organized with each song presented in a different fashion. She had some songs … [Read more...]

Feed Me a Line With Susy Sun

I first heard of Susy Sun about 9 years ago when my younger cousin told me about this really talented girl that had been playing music with his band.  He used to send me clips of their recordings, and I often made requests to get me the sheet music for her creations (which he never did).  She was … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest: Three Days Relaxing in the Cascades

Chinook Fest, man… where do I even begin?  If you checked out my review from Summer Meltdown last year, you will remember me fondly referring to it as my "new favorite festival"; many refer to it as home, regardless of how spacious the grounds are.  It’s only to be expected then, that Chinook Fest, … [Read more...]

Boise, Warm Up Already! Treefort A Go Go

For this first episode of "Treefort of our Lives" you'll get a recap of my ridiculous adventures of Thursday's shows and some photo-y goodness at the end. From the moment I stepped foot in Boise for this year's Treefort Music Festival, it felt a little like another planet. I'd never taken a … [Read more...]

Prombershoot Lineup with Allen Stone

The last two nights at The Crocodile have been full of funk and surprises. Katrina and I headed out to Prombershoot (the prom-themed Bumbershoot announcement lineup party) Thursday with little to no idea what to expect. The thought of Prom to a 30-something like myself brings about annoyance, … [Read more...]

Ivan & Alyosha’s “All the Times We Had” at the Showbox

This Saturday, Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha will be releasing their first full-length album "All the Times We Had" at a very special show at Showbox at the Market.  Kris Orlowski, Smokey Brights, and the Passenger String Quartet round out the stellar lineup on this night of celebration.  Ivan … [Read more...]

SOUNDBITES- Sausages, Whiskey, and a Mustache on a Stick: The Diary of a Sunday Afternoon

White fluff decorates the air as the soon-to-be passengers of the musical food tour "Musical Plates" fiddle with the faux fur mustaches they’ve been given. We stand in clumps in the graffiti'd courtyard of Fremont's Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar, slightly dazed by the sun peeking above the buildings and … [Read more...]

Dusk with Dawn: Saturday Night at Columbia City Theater

I met singer-songwriter Dawn Mitschele about a year ago and immediately fell in love with her easy Southern California brand of writing and sweet voice. In January, I got to know her a little better when she and Kris Orlowski played at Doe Bay while I was vacationing with some friends at the Resort. … [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...]

IRW Vid Exclusive: Kris Orlowski’s “All My People Go”

Kris Orlowski has been on IRW's radar for a long time now. His kind demeanor, earnest lyrics and soft-rock/acoustic sound drew us in immediately. One of the many things that sets him apart are the unique venues in which you encounter his performances.  He took part in SeaTac's music initiative … [Read more...]