New Music: Ticktockman ft. Meagan Grandall of Lemolo

When I first saw Seattle band Ticktockman at the Comet back before the booths were something you'd actually want to sit in, the band hooked me with lead singer Ryan Van Wieringen's unpredictable and enrapturing vocals. When your friend tells you to come check out their band, you should always go in … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Soaking Up Every Word: Lemolo Releases ‘The Kaleidoscope’

I think everybody was proud of them. Even the people who didn’t know them at all. Even the people who had never come to shows along with the fans who didn’t come to the difficult shows—the ones that were played to empty rooms. I think it took a few songs for proud strangers to adopt the beaming … [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...]

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...]

Captiol Hill Block Party Initial Lineup Released

It looks like there's the typical, and welcomed, mixture of local and national acts again this year at Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP). We've got the full list at the end of this post and it doesn't look like the other festival lineups we've seen so far this year. There are those staples that … [Read more...]