Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Doing it their own way: Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine on writing, learning and what’s next

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Doing it their own way: Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine on writing, learning and what’s next

Twenty-five years, sixteen albums and countless shows – Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine bring an immense amount of musical experience to their records. It isn’t just their musical prowess that makes them special, though, it’s their ability to write songs that give listeners the sweet sense of spirituality that comes from feeling at home.

Bumbershoot Day 3: Ellie Goulding shines on the MainStage!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Bumbershoot Day 3: Ellie Goulding shines on the MainStage!

Eliie Goulding put on a lively performance on the Memorial Stadium MainStage at Bumbershoot 2015.

Bumbershoot Day 1: The White Buffalo and Big Scary

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
Bumbershoot Day 1: The White Buffalo and Big Scary

Australian duo Big Scary, comprised of Joanna Syme and Tom Iansek, put on a great show on the Rhapsody Stage today!  Even with thunder and lightning as a backdrop, these guys kept the crowd dancing and enjoying the music.  Stay tuned for our interview tonight!

Phoebe Bridgers and Elle King kick off Day 1 of Bumbershoot

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
Phoebe Bridgers and Elle King kick off Day 1 of Bumbershoot

What a great start to Day 1 at Bumbershoot!  Phoebe Bridgers kicked off a string of great sets at the Starbucks Stage.  Bridgers, who was recently signed by longtime hit songwriter Ryan Adams, played songs from her EP as well as some tracks from her upcoming full-length album.  Definitely someone we will be seeing more of!

Let’s get STOOPID! Catching up with SLIGHTLY STOOPID’s Ryan “RyMo” Moran!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Let’s get STOOPID! Catching up with SLIGHTLY STOOPID’s Ryan “RyMo” Moran!

In their latest video, “The Prophet,” reggae band Slightly Stoopid shares a clip of a home recording with the late Bradley Nowell of Sublime jamming the song with them. The clip is just one glimpse into a story that began almost twenty years ago with Stoopid singers and songwriters Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald hitting it off with Nowell, and getting signed to his label Skunk Records.

“When Miles first wrote that song, Brad loved it…” Drummer Ryan “RyMo” Moran shared, “He actually covered it for a little while and we played it live a little bit, but not as a whole band – usually Miles would play it solo at the end of the night.”

It’s a unique back-story, one that no doubt intertwines into everything, but it’s only one part of a story that’s still being written. I had the opportunity to sit down with RyMo to talk a little about what he’s learned over the last thirteen years with Slightly Stoopid, the band’s new video and album. I hope you enjoy!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: of Tanya Montana Coe’s “Did I?” – Full LP out Aug 30th!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: of Tanya Montana Coe’s “Did I?” – Full LP out Aug 30th!

Tanya Montana Coe’s debut LP Silver Bullet will be released on August 30th. Please enjoy this exclusive premiere of her song “Did I” right here!

Jukebox The Ghost On The Unique Approach To Their New Album and Life on the Road

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Jukebox The Ghost On The Unique Approach To Their New Album and Life on the Road

Jukebox the Ghost’s latest self-titled album goes into some new territory for the Washington, DC band. Singer Ben Thornewill is not only an incredible vocalist – he is also a classically trained and very talented pianist. To celebrate the album’s release on Cherry Tree Records, Ben recorded a piano version of every song to be included on the album. The piano versions take the songs to entirely new places and create the possibility for different interpretations.

Summer is ‘Hotting Up’!: A Q&A with Iration

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Summer is ‘Hotting Up’!: A Q&A with Iration

Your summer is about to get a lot hotter! California-based band Iration recently announced their third full-length album Hotting Up which is slated for release on August 28th. I was lucky enough to get a quick Q&A with Bassist Adam Taylor a couple of days after the Summer Meltdown Festival in Darrington. I LOVE these guys and I know you will too!

Mark McGrath’s Under The Sun Tour: “This is a show for the fans!” + interview

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Mark McGrath’s Under The Sun Tour: “This is a show for the fans!” + interview

The tour, which currently features 90s hit-makers Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Better Than Ezra and Uncle Kracker, is all about fun and giving the fans what they want. “A couple years ago, I said ‘why don’t we get a couple bands from the nineties together? We’ll play a solid night of hits and hit some beautiful venues that we could never play by ourselves anymore and have some fun!’”

18 days left: You can be a part of The W Lovers debut album release!

Friday, July 10th, 2015
18 days left: You can be a part of The W Lovers debut album release!

The W Lovers are is the best new duo to step into the Seattle music scene. Fleur and Wesley Wood write beautiful Americana inspired songs that you can get lost in. Telling stories through music is what great and impactful songwriting is all about – and these two have it down.

Greg Holden on his groundbreaking song “Boys in the Street” and new album ‘Chase the Sun’

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Greg Holden on his groundbreaking song “Boys in the Street” and new album ‘Chase the Sun’

Just before his set opening for Ingrid Michaelson in Seattle last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Greg. I can’t wait for you to hear Greg’s songs, he is one of a kind!

Interview: TONIC’s Emerson Hart on family, writing and the band’s journey so far

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Interview: TONIC’s Emerson Hart on family, writing and the band’s journey so far

The thought of starting a conversation about music with Emerson Hart was very intimidating at first – after all, he wrote some of my favorite songs over the last two decades – but that feeling quickly transformed into comfort when he reached out his hand and introduced himself just before our interview last Friday afternoon at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste Michelle.