Bumbershoot ’17 Had A Sleepy Start Day One, But Ended With a Party

all photos by Morgen Schuler It was a little sleepy at the Seattle Center on Friday night, though we were in the mix of large crowd of teenagers in summer uniforms (read booty shorts and backless cropped tanks) coming out of Memorial Stadium. In fact, as a 35-year old concert goer, I felt old and a … [Read more...]

Sasquatchin’ Day 3: Ooh La La Another, What A Whirlwind!

High wind warnings! Canceled sets! Brush fires! The cow from Twister flying by my face! Day three of Sasquatch was a harrowing whirlwind, and much like the saga of Mecha-Streisand, Robert Smith was the only Cure. Ugh I’m sorry but I HAD TO. Cosmos Newcomers Cosmos recently won EMP's underage … [Read more...]

Bumbercrazy 2015: Lightening, Rain, and Music Music Music

Well, another Bumbershoot in the books and it was a hell of a time. The lineup was chock full of local and national acts, a solid mix that had honestly been lacking in recent years. Until this year it felt like they had been setting their sites toward a younger audience. While the mural/Starbucks … [Read more...]

Bumbershoot 2015: What’s in Store?

Those of us who've been around the area for a while, have very specific feelings about Bumbershoot. Some have been around so long they remember when it was free, put on by the Seattle Center, and usually grumble about how expensive it is these days. Others are annoyed at how it changed from a local … [Read more...]

Falling Slowly, Then All at Once With Cataldo

Lately, I've been in a music slump. There's been so much greatness in our dear Emerald City and in 2014 as a whole, but I just haven't felt that sense of urgency to give my time to it. There is one exception to all of this: Cataldo's album Gilded Oldies. I found Cataldo a few years back and from the … [Read more...]

Agnes Obel: Filling St Mark’s With Just A Note

You would think that I simply went to the St Mark's Cathedral performances last Saturday for Bryan John Appleby. After all, I have written about him several times, gushed over his music and even went to his last performance at the same location a couple of years ago. This time, however, you'd be … [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...]

Hey Marseilles Album Release Show: New Record, Same Devoted Fans

The great thing about the crowd at a Hey Marseilles show — and in particular, at Friday's album release show for Lines We Trace — is that everyone seems to know the words and feel a sense of total comfort in singing and clapping along at the tops of their projecting abilities. The funny clapping … [Read more...]

That’s Mr. ChesnuTT to You

I was listening to KEXP late last year when I heard one of the tracks from Cody ChesnuTT's (not to be confused with ChesTnutt) newest album. His laid back soulful voice, and the 1940’s musical-esque quality that composes "Chip's Down in No Landfill" piqued my interest. Upon further research, I found … [Read more...]