Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Must see show: Lisa Loeb in Kirkland Tomorrow, April 9th!

Monday, April 8th, 2013
Must see show: Lisa Loeb in Kirkland Tomorrow, April 9th!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Lisa Loeb in the Seattle area – but lucky for us, she is going to be playing at the Kirkland Performance Center tomorrow night. I was lucky enough to have a fantastic chat with Lisa just a couple of days before the show, check it out!

It’s all about the DIRTY SHINE: An interview with ZZ Ward

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Every time I talk to ZZ Ward, I get just a little more inspired by her.  Her unyielding determination, her courage to do something different – to promote DIRTY SHINE – have left no question in my mind that the only direction that this woman is going is up. ZZ was kind enough to sit […]

Lisa Loeb on her new record: ‘No Fairy Tale’

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Those glasses. That sweet and relatable voice…

It’s no wonder that no one can captivate the world quite like iconic pop-rocker Lisa Loeb. After spending time doing some voice over work and writing children’s books, Lisa is back with her seventh album, No Fairy Tale. “This record is a return to making grownup records regularly.” She explained, “It’s full of punky/poppy/rock energy.”

‘This Blessed Union: Vol II’: The new record from Ben Union + interview

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Ben Union’s got a new record and it’s a great one. If you love having a good time with music without abandoning intelligent lyrics, then you’re going to love these guys. After four years together, this band is starting to make some big waves in the Seattle music scene and beyond – and if you’ve been to one of their live shows, you already know why!

R&B bombshell ZZ Ward set to play Seattle’s Crocodile on Fire and Shine tour 2/17 + interview

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
R&B bombshell ZZ Ward set to play Seattle’s Crocodile on Fire and Shine tour 2/17 + interview

The first time I heard ZZ Ward’s voice, I knew that I had stumbled upon something magical – something incredibly special. It’s not just her voice either…it’s her all-around musical depth and rhythm – it’s her radiating self-confidence and raw talent. Her debut record, ‘Til the Casket Drops, is a collection of bluesy, gritty songs with the dirtiest beats you can find (in a really good way) and if you haven’t checked it out, I suggest you drop everything and do it right now.

Leagues’ Jeremy Lutito talks drumming, Nashville and ‘You Belong Here’

Monday, January 14th, 2013

“You belong here,” – three words that had a profound impact on LEAGUES band-mates Thad Cockrell, Jeremy Lutito and Tyler Burkum. “There’s something about saying that you belong to somebody – that you belong here.” Says drummer Jeremy Lutito, “It’s kind of like you showing up at a party, and you don’t know it’s for you, but literally everyone is genuinely happy that you’re there. That’s our whole deal.”

New favorite band alert: The Gallery!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
New favorite band alert: The Gallery!

Los Angeles rock band The Gallery is gearing up to release their first full-length record, Restless, in early 2013. The four-piece band is comprised of brothers Brendan and Ryan Cooney, Dave Mozdzanowski and Ben Lozano.

Must-see show: Susanna Hoffs set to play Seattle’s Triple Door on 11/18 + interview

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Must-see show: Susanna Hoffs set to play Seattle’s Triple Door on 11/18 + interview

Susanna Hoffs is heading to Seattle’s Triple Door Theater this Sunday and she’s bringing a set of brand new 60s-influenced songs to share from her latest album, Someday. Her shows, she says, are a lot more spontaneous this time around. “Part of what’s really special and fun is that every show is different,” she says about this very special solo tour. “I get to sort of make it up on the spot.”

Q&A: Esthero talks about her new album, ‘Everything is Expensive’

Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Q&A: Esthero talks about her new album, ‘Everything is Expensive’

The first bit of text on Esthero’s Facebook page describes her as “your favourite singer’s favourite singer”…and boy, I can definitely understand why. Her voice is stop-in-your-tracks beautiful. Her latest album, Everything is Expensive, is beautiful in it’s honesty and simplicity. Esthero was kind enough to do an e-mail Q&A for us and I’m honored to share it with you! Give her a listen, I know you’ll love her!

A Fine Frenzy performs ‘Pines’ to an attentive Seattle crowd at City Arts Fest + interview

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
A Fine Frenzy performs ‘Pines’ to an attentive Seattle crowd at City Arts Fest + interview

As much as I loved Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy and her latest album, Pines…I love her and it even more now that I’ve seen her perform the record live.

The melody of silence: Joshua Radin’s unexpected inspiration for ‘Underwater’ + interview

Friday, October 26th, 2012
The melody of silence: Joshua Radin’s unexpected inspiration for ‘Underwater’ + interview

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you couldn’t go underwater? Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin never had to wonder – that’s just how life was for him growing up. Diagnosed with a hole in his eardrum at just 4 years old, Joshua was forced to be a land-dweller throughout his formative years and well into adulthood. “Everyone takes it for granted, I think, the ability to go underwater.” he tells me as we sit on a couch backstage at Seattle’s Moore Theater, “I started thinking about alienation and different worlds that people can never be a part of. That’s one for me, obviously.”

Skyler Stonestreet on what inspired her latest single, “A Little Taste”

Friday, October 26th, 2012
Skyler Stonestreet on what inspired her latest single, “A Little Taste”

Sunday nights just got a whole lot hotter on ABC thanks to Skyler Stonestreet’s latest single, “A Little Taste”. The song, which she wrote and produced with Jacques Brautbar (formerly of Phantom Planet), was one of those tracks that just came out without a lot of extra effort. “This is the first song that I felt so strongly about,” she explained, “…It was the first mix of the song that we did – maybe the second – and I was like, ‘oh. It’s done!’ That rarely happens for me. So I knew that something was happening.”