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Concert Reviews
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...
[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...
[Artist Spotlight] Reignwolf

[Artist Spotlight] Reignwolf

WORDS and PHOTOS by JAKE HANSON Since I moved to Seattle, KEXP has introduced me to numerous musical acts that left a heavy dent, but I think it’s safe to say that Jordan Cook, aka Reignwolf has impressed me the most thus far. Needless to say, when I heard he was headed back to Seattle...
Wildcat! Wildcat! - "No Moon At All"

Wildcat! Wildcat! – “No Moon At All”

I discovered Wildcat! Wildcat! around the same time we started this music blog and I think I featuring just about every single from their debut EP in those first couple months. Now, two years later, the “wildcats” are back and “prowling”[?] the “countryside” on their first full length, No Moon At All. As any hard working artist wants...
[Photo Essay] Arcade Fire Live at The Gorge

[Photo Essay] Arcade Fire Live at The Gorge

WORDS and PHOTOS by JEREMY GOULD Driving through eastern Washington in late summer is quite bland; the flat, dried out landscape crawls by with hardly a change in the ocean of brown grass. We were driving from Montana and as we passed through Idaho and into Washington we entered a wall of smoke, casting a strange pale light on our journey to the Arcade Fire’s colorful...
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...
DHM Concert Review 2013

DHM Concert Review 2013

So many people peg Seattleites as repressed or unfriendly, but I don’t think that’s true at all.  For me, the evidence is on display at a good concert, and I try to see as many as I can.  We have a passionate, informed musical culture here and the fans almost always give as much as...
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...