[Photo via Priests’ Facebook] Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Priests at the Vera Project. Since their music came into my life about a short three or four weeks ago, I honestly haven’t been able to get them out of my head. My own relationship with the loaded word “punk” is complicated—more complicated, … Continue reading Noisy Activism: Priests at Vera
[Photo by Julia Olson / Happy belated birthday, Julia!] I have been on the biggest Dude York kick. Normally this happens to me and I listen to a band for two weeks straight, and then wait three months to see them live. This time, I had just gotten into week one as I headed over … Continue reading Celebrating America’s Band: A Review of Dude York at Chop Suey
“Our love letter to Northwest artists, to the distinct and eclectic sound of our region, and to discovering new music every day.” 2017 marks the first ever Upsteam Music Fest + Summit here in Seattle, WA. The lineup, which was just released on Thursday, February 23rd, features an abundance of artists from all over the … Continue reading KXSU’s Must-See’s at Upstream Music Fest 2017
Lately, everything’s been feeling a bit like a landslide. It gradually starts with just a bit of instability, picks up speed when it finds like-minded volatile objects, and suddenly, with the solidarity of a thousand moving parts all determined to fall, it comes crashing down. Sometimes I can’t tell if I am one of the … Continue reading Under the Influence: When A Landslide Brought Me Down
Kilo Kish, sitting poolside at her apartment complex in LA on a token sunny day in California this winter, picks up the phone to speak to me. I then proceed spend over a minute gushing over how much I love her and her debut album, Reflections in Real Time, before actually asking any questions. She … Continue reading Girl Crush: Obsessing Over Kilo Kish, and Looking Ahead to Vince Staples
I like my movies dark, but my television with some levity. Maybe it’s because the impact of well-constructed dark movies, while finite within their time allotment, will linger in my mind well past the end credits. This is why many of my television obsessions (sans a few exceptions) are mainly comedies: I use shows like … Continue reading An Appreciation of ‘Community’: The Television Show That Loves Movies
[Photo by Kayla Surico] I arrive to The Vera Project on February 15th, happy to get out of the rain, and holding a box of tea and a bottle of honey in my hands. Not my usual concert essentials. You Blew It!’s tour manager meets me at the door and proceeds to introduce me to … Continue reading ‘Albendrot’ Is Like a Cup of Tea: An Interview with Tanner Jones of You Blew It!