Chinook Fest Summit ’16: Sophomore Year

  Need something to do this weekend that's close by, super fun, and feels like a retreat in some far-off musical outdoorsy land?  Look no further! Chinook Fest is having their second "Summit" summer music festival this weekend at The Summit at Snoqualmie, Summit Central base area (say … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2013, 3 Days in the Streets of Spokane

Things go by so fast at festivals, sometimes it's hard to decide how to cover it. Should you talk about the bands you love the most? Do you grab as much as you can like one of those vortex money-grabbing booths on The Price is Right and hope you come up with enough good stuff in the end? Well, Megan … [Read more...]

Get It Straight: Tomorrow Be On The Other Side Of The State.

ELKFEST has evolved quite a bit from its origin 9 years ago, when Marshall Powell and The Elk owners started the free festival as a spin-off to Art Fest that takes place in Coeur d’alene Park every year.  In 2009 they hired John Blakesley to take care of the booking and now it is presented every … [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...]

Pickathon 2012, Eco-Friendly and Talent Heavy

I will be going to PickathonA�music festival this year, just outside Portland in the very aptly named "Happy Valley" Oregon. The festival takes place on a farm which is just the beginning of the good things about Pickathon. Not only is Neko Case playing (twice), but they have free drinking water (so … [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...]

First Official Fest Coverage Award Goes To…Sasquatch!

It’s finally here… my departure date for the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. I will be there from noon Friday to 11:30pm on Monday for the 10 year old Sasquatch! Music Festival! This has always been one of my favorite regional music festivals with a huge selection of 132 bands, … [Read more...]