Susy Sun Releases her Wanderlust EP at the Columbia City Theater

On October 17th, Susy Sun took the stage with her band, the Passenger String Quartet and Vaudeville Etiquette at Columbia City Theater, introducing us to her sophomore EP Wanderlust.  The album release show was beautifully organized with each song presented in a different fashion. She had some songs … [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...]

Enjoying What’s In Front of Me: Doe Bay Fest 2012

Editor's Note: Natalie Kardos is an incredibly talented photographer from San Diego we met through some friends in the music community last year. She shoots beautiful pictures and we are now lucky to call her our neighbor, as she has recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. For her first post, she … [Read more...]

SOUNDBITES- Sausages, Whiskey, and a Mustache on a Stick: The Diary of a Sunday Afternoon

White fluff decorates the air as the soon-to-be passengers of the musical food tour "Musical Plates" fiddle with the faux fur mustaches they’ve been given. We stand in clumps in the graffiti'd courtyard of Fremont's Pel’Meni Dumpling Tzar, slightly dazed by the sun peeking above the buildings and … [Read more...]

So, This is Happening… June Edition

There’s a lot to look forward to this summer. Here are five of the music events I’m most excited about in June: 1. White Moustache Urban Adventure Company’s Musical Plates with The Local Strangers, June 3rd Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart, the duo at the heart of Seattle band The Local Strangers, are … [Read more...]

A Little Devil Never Hurts: The Local Strangers Release a New EP

Ok, full disclosure, we've known Matt, Aubrey, Katrina, Justin and Melissa aka The Local Strangers for a while now. Their music, fun attitude and penchant for adventure drew us to them immediately. Not to mention we saw them every Sunday at Conor Byrne's open mic, so it would have been awkward if we … [Read more...]