Chinook Fest ’14 Preview: Bringing A Heavy Lineup

As the third annual Chinook Fest approaches, I think back on the 2014 Chinook Fest lineup release show in April at the Crocodile.  With two pairs of tickets raffled off, a creative video that revealed the lineup in two parts, and some great musical collaborations with musicians from the lineup, the … [Read more...]

New Music: PHOX Releases New Single “Slow Motion,” Announces Tour Dates

They're the best band you've never heard of, but soon you won't be able to stop talking about them. The band is PHOX (pronounced like "fox"), and they're coming to Seattle soon with their debut record in hand. Originally booked on Sasquatch Music Festival's second weekend (AKA the one that got … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest 2014 Lineup Release Show

There is no denying that Cody Beebe and the Crooks have been busy building a name for themselves in the Pacific Northwest this year.  With new music videos, special performances during the Seahawks tailgate parties, an appearance on New Day Northwest, a few tours including one with Austin Jenkes of … [Read more...]

Grouplove Kicks Off Their “Seesaw Tour” in Seattle

  Grouplove is no stranger to Seattle.  Over the course of the night, their second Seattle show of the "Seesaw Tour" at The Triple Door, they had made remarks about how much love they have for our city.  Apparently singer Hannah is constantly making remarks to her band mates about … [Read more...]

Campfire OK Frontman Mychal Cohen on Why the New Album Is Better and Clapping Off-Beat

This Friday, Seattle band Campfire OK is coming home from being away awhile to play a CD release show for new album When You Have Arrived. While their sophomore album doesn't officially drop until September 17, they'll be slinging discs at the show and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation, … [Read more...]

Torres Takes Seattle: Nashville’s Mackenzie Scott on Sharing Stages and Broken A/C

A while back, on the last day of January 2013, I found a singer called Torres and fell in love. I wrote about it for Inside Right Wrist and then, unlike most entries, never forgot about it. The music, written and sung by Nashville artist Mackenzie Scott under the moniker Torres, is the kind that … [Read more...]

Feed Me a Line: Andrew Stonestreet of Greylag

Editor's Note: One of our talented photographers, Megan Kumakura, has an incredible knack for chatter. What I mean is, she sits down near any one person and she creates an instant bond and friendship that puts them at ease and opens them up. It's a gift that we're lucky enough to incorporate into a … [Read more...]

Seattle Bands Come Together, Benefit for Jake Bruggman

Community is a big part of the Seattle music scene; perhaps it’s the constant gloomy grey that bring us all together (stop it with that "shades of grey" stuff, stop it right now.) Whatever the reason, I have never known the musical people of the Northwest to ignore a friend in need. Tonight at the … [Read more...]

Sondre Lerche Rocks The Croc — Norwegian Style

If there was a word to describe Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche's recent set at The Crocodile, it would be — unexpected. Maybe "delightful," "raucous," "charming"... we could go on and on about how wonderful he was, and those who were packed in next to us on that night would probably agree … [Read more...]

The Gaslight Anthem Light Up Seattle

Touring in preparation of a new album is tough business. The band must still work out how to translate the new songs into the live realm, gauge the interest in new songs and still play the old catalog and hits. But when you are The Gaslight Anthem, you could play songs from Sesame Street and fans … [Read more...]