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DB2015: Thievery Corporation

DB2015: Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation is one of those bands that I have loved for years, and still feel that I found much later than I would have liked. The chance to shoot them at this year’s Decibel Festival was one that couldn’t be passed up, especially considering it was the first time I had the chance to...
DB2015: Bonobo w/ Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin & Gilligan Moss

DB2015: Bonobo w/ Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin & Gilligan Moss

The first of my two nights behind the lens of this year’s Decibel Festival had me posted up at the Showbox for a sold out evening with Gilligan Moss, Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin and Bonobo. Though I didn’t get a chance to shoot Gilligan, the duo had the early crowd in a dancing frenzy as the floor began...
On Deck: Decibel Festival 2015

On Deck: Decibel Festival 2015

Fortunately we just picked up some new custom fit earplugs at Sasquatch Festival this year, which will be more than necessary for shooting this year’s Decibel Fest in Seattle. Starting this weekend, the venues of the Emerald City will be taken over by some of the world’s best electronic acts, combined with a plethora of rising artists who...
[Photo Essay] Treefort 2015

[Photo Essay] Treefort 2015

Treefort has done it again. Although the Boise music festival is operating within the shade of a massive forest made up of much larger, more widely recognized trees, such as the well known Coachella, SXSW, or Pitchfork trees, they don’t seem to be in the same business of growing in areas like circumference, height, or sponsorship money. They’re...
Treefort Year Four  /  Exhaustion: An Ode

Treefort Year Four / Exhaustion: An Ode

Words by Catie Young  /  Photos by Ben Lindbloom Most major experiences happen to me in stages. Usually the progression looks something like this: anxiety –> stimulation –> exhaustion. Treefort 2015 was no exception to this rule. But instead of telling you about the stimulation portion like I usually do (You know Emily Wells is...
The Grizzled Mighty - Album Release Party

The Grizzled Mighty – Album Release Party

The Grizzled Mighty played a packed house at Neumos this weekend in Seattle, celebrating the release of their latest album, Closed Knuckle Jaw. This project has been a long time coming – the duo poured buckets of blood, sweat and tears into their 3rd full record as they laid the final touches to each track. Tune in to The Grizzled Mighty’s Bandcamp to preview the album and...
Sasquatch! Fest 2014

Sasquatch! Fest 2014

Yes. We are about three weeks past due on any sort of appropriate reporting from Sasquatch! Festival, although I don’t think anyone has ever held us to any standard for being timely on our music coverage. All that matters at this point is that we had a wonderful time and we would scream it from a...
[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

Built to Spill / Photo by Ben Lindbloom As I re-enter the wholesome land of Kalefort and Exercisefort, I should be tired of putting fort at the end of whatever noun just happens along. I’m not. It’s true, this year there were a lot of forts at Treefort. Hackfort, Skatefort, Alefort, Yogafort, Kidfort, Storyfort. Some...
You Guys. Saturday is Record Store Day.

You Guys. Saturday is Record Store Day.

  Forget about Christmas Christmas. This coming Saturday is the real Christmas (and I’m not talking about the first 4/20 on which marijuana will be legal in WA). April 20, 2013 marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Over 700 independently owned stores across the US will be participating and you can use this handy...
Treefort Year Two: Boise Does It Better

Treefort Year Two: Boise Does It Better

Modeled as an emerging acts festival and meant to scoop up artists on the last legs of their SXSW tours, Treefort Music Fest is to Austin’s behemoth as Idaho is to Texas: smaller and maybe with a few more trees. Since its inception, SXSW has become a huge part of Austin’s identity, not to mention its...
Treefort Top Twelve: Travis

Treefort Top Twelve: Travis

The haze has lifted.  Apollo shifts on his perch.  This week has sucked.  My top twelve things — or whatever — of Treefort 2013. 1.  A heavy shortage of neon, face paint, feathers, glow sticks, and all other things that cause your brain to fucking hurt.  Often, these festival accoutrements hinder all good times.  Idaho...
Treefort Day Four: In Which Tears are Shed

Treefort Day Four: In Which Tears are Shed

Because what kind of Treefort would it be if we didn’t get a little emotional? Sunday brought a cloudless high desert sky, finally rewarding festival attendees with a day of perfect weather. The day’s lineup at The Crux was packed with Boise natives, Tuck Nelson, Clarke and The Himselfs, and Grandma Kelsey giving the afternoon a...