Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

PHOTOS: Gotye played To Packed Key Arena at Bumbershoot 9/1

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
PHOTOS: Gotye played To Packed Key Arena at Bumbershoot 9/1

Gotye played a full set to a packed audience on the Bumbershoot mainstage.

PHOTOS + REVIEW: Missy Higgins at Bumbershoot 9/1

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
PHOTOS + REVIEW: Missy Higgins at Bumbershoot 9/1

Of all the incredible artists gracing the Bumbershoot line-up this year, the first to catch my attention was Australian songstress Missy Higgins. You may remember my in-depth interview with Missy three years ago, or my review of her latest record ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ – but if not, it’s okay – because I’ll introduce you right now.

Photos & Setlist: ZZ Ward at Woodland Park Zoo

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Photos & Setlist: ZZ Ward at Woodland Park Zoo

ZZ Ward played to a packed Woodland Park Zoo crowd on July 18th! Setlist: Put The Gun Down ‘Til the Casket Drops Got It Bad Last Love Song Charlie Ain’ Home If I Could Be Her Criminal Move Like U Stole It Special thanks to¬†Kirk Stauffer¬†and his fantastic photography skills!

Review: Missy Higgins’ The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (July 17)

Friday, July 13th, 2012
Review: Missy Higgins’ The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (July 17)

What happens when you’re a musician who gets burnt out and tired and desperate for a change? If you’re Missy Higgins, it apparently means that you take a few years off and then come back better than ever.

A Festival in Photos: Northwest Lovefest 2012

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
A Festival in Photos: Northwest Lovefest 2012

LINKS: Northwest Lovefest Tommy Simmons Smokey Brights Tim Snider Seattle Music Insider Blake Noble Kate Lynne Logan Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs  

Review: Brandi Carlile’s ‘Bear Creek’ release party at Easy Street Records

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Review: Brandi Carlile’s ‘Bear Creek’ release party at Easy Street Records

There’s something to be said for an artist who makes a point of remembering where she came from and rewarding those who’ve supported her along her journey. In other words, there’s something to be said for Brandi Carlile, who played to sold-out Seattle crowd to celebrate the release of her fourth full-length studio album, Bear Creek, on June 5th.

Review: Elle King’s self-titled EP to be released June 12th

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Review: Elle King’s self-titled EP to be released June 12th

After listening to the first song on Elle’s upcoming self-titled EP, I found myself humming and bobbing my head along with her every word. “Playing For Keeps” is featured as the theme song for the TV show Mob Wives Chicago – and I can totally see why.

Photos: Kate Lynne Logan and JJ Heller at Q Cafe 5/11

Monday, May 14th, 2012
Photos: Kate Lynne Logan and JJ Heller at Q Cafe 5/11

Links: Kate Lynne Logan JJ Heller 254Mochacharlie Photography

Great Lake Swimmers go the distance with ‘New Wild Everywhere’

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Great Lake Swimmers go the distance with ‘New Wild Everywhere’

I’m going to just come out and say it: this album is so gorgeous. From the plush ballad, “I Think That You Might Be Wrong” to the sweet but piercing track, “The Knife,” this record delivers perfection in its subtlety.

Review: Ingrid Michaelson with Harper Blynn at The Moore Theater

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Review: Ingrid Michaelson with Harper Blynn at The Moore Theater

Last Saturday night Ingrid Michaelson visited The Moore Theater along with Brooklyn rockers, Harper Blynn. Prior to the show, I had heard great things about both artists.

Ingrid Michaelson’s newfound experimental side is becoming on ‘Human Again’

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Ingrid Michaelson’s newfound experimental side is becoming on ‘Human Again’

Ingrid Michaelson has always been my go-to for light-hearted background music for any occasion. When I got Human Again, I expected much the same from it – but what I got was so much more.

Tyler Hilton takes some chances on ‘Forget the Storm’

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Tyler Hilton takes some chances on ‘Forget the Storm’

When I talked to Tyler Hilton two years ago, we were both excited to share the music on his upcoming record which, at the time, was called The Storms We Share. I don’t think either of us expected that it would be another two years before his highly anticipated third studio album would be released.