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...]

Looking Forward By Lookin’ Back: Sasquatch 2012 in photos

Last year's Sasquatch was my first experience writing/shooting for IRW, and while I did get a lot of day-time reviews and interviews up, we just couldn't manage to get my big gallery up in the madness of the moment.  Apparently sifting through 5,000 photos and editing a handful takes some time … [Read more...]

Who’s Playing Sasquatch 2013? A Complete Lineup

Sasquatch 2013 is just around the river bend (Pocahontas style) and we are simultaneously so excited it's happening, totally nervous it won't be as good as (enter year here), and nostalgic about (that other time). So, when STG gathered all the people in Seattle who go to concerts and have a Twitter … [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...]

Bumbershoot 2012: Tara’s Game Plan

This year’s Bumbershoot, as most years, is an eclectic array of bands, comedians, film and performances of all kinds. While I’m mostly looking forward to the music, I’m always excited for the extras that this Seattle fest has to offer. Stay tuned for my thoughts on the festival, the music and … [Read more...]

CHBP or How I Learned to Navigate Drunk Idiots

Another Capitol Hill Block Party has come and gone, and as usual I was unable to see all the acts on my punch list. This was due to many factors: running into people I know in between venues, my inability to navigate the labyrinth of fences for the “booze garden” and my odd desire to stay after each … [Read more...]

A Little Time With Jordan Cook (aka ReignWolf)

If you haven’t already heard about ReignWolf’s surprise performance on top of the Easy Street Records van between The Shins set and Jack White’s performance, his rockin’ out on the guitar while sitting on the security guard’s shoulders early Sunday afternoon at the Yeti Stage, the crowd that seemed … [Read more...]

Sasquatch Mega-Gallery Or The Home Stretch

I was going to try to explain what it was like shooting a festival inside and out. How it's one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever encountered and despite the (at most) ten hours sleep over four days, dehydration, blisters and endless editing I always look forward to the next … [Read more...]

Sasquatch Day 3: A Newfound Energy

After a late night and a sore body, a good night's rest was much appreciated. I woke up feeling rejuvenated and headed in to begin my day with Greylag. They were a new find for me, hailing from Portland, and I fell in love. Not just with their indie-folk style of music, photogenic nature (always a … [Read more...]

A Break in the Madness, Picture Time

I was lucky enough this year to be a part of the  Sasquatch Fest coverage team for KEXP, which is why you've heard nary a peep from me all weekend. I've finally come up for a bit of air and wanted to drop some evidence of the incredible time I'm having. Megan has mentioned (or will soon be … [Read more...]