January 20, 2012 in Live Music, Music, Uncategorized

30 Seconds to Mars: MARS 300 week extravaganza (part 1)

People overuse the word EPIC all the time. Its gotten to the point that they use it to describe any cool thing. In the webster dictionary epic (adj.) is defined as the following: 1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an epic 2 : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in

January 9, 2012 in Music, New Release, Uncategorized

Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

Sadly I did…for awhile. I admit it, I gave up on Jason. I had been a fan of his since 2003 and it was love at first listen, but the last few albums that I listened to failed to impress me into that same state of music bliss. I don’t know what it was about

October 1, 2011 in Live Music, Music, Seattle Bands, Uncategorized

10.01.11 Ravenna Woods w/openers The Young Evils and The Summer Babes (Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA)

So let me say first, I love small venue shows. The type of show where the band is mingling with everyone before it starts so that once the performances begin, its like a group of friends hanging out partying together. Before the show started I noticed a large group of people chatting and drinking. Normally

September 27, 2011 in Live Music, Music, Uncategorized

09.27.11 Gomez w/openers The Kopecky Family and Greylag

I’d heard of Gomez for years, and I do mean years. The first time was back in 2002 I think. Jason Mraz was opening for them and I was in love with him. So began the chain of near misses with Gomez. I didn’t see them that night because I was in Portland, then every

September 25, 2011 in Live Music, Music, Seattle Bands, Uncategorized

09.25.11 Pearl Jam (Vancouver, CAN)

(Check out more pictures from the show by clicking the image above.) I was never a big Pearl Jam fan. Okay I admit it, I was never a fan at all. I know they are an iconic band from my home state no less but I just couldn’t get into them. So when a friend

July 1, 2011 in Music, New Release

Matt Nathanson – Modern Love

I honestly was worried I wouldn’t like the album. It wasn’t love at first hearing when the single Faster hit the airwaves. Don’t get me wrong, the more I listened to Faster the more I began to like it, but it wasn’t love. I expected to love everything and anything Matt Nathanson put out because

May 4, 2011 in Live Music, Music, Uncategorized

Brandi Carlile CD Release @ Easy Street Records 05.03.11

Yesterday was the release of Brandi Carlile’s new live album “Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony”. To celebrate the release she did a myriad of performances at some of the best places in Seattle. Early morning consisted of a trip to spend time with Marty Riemer to record for his basement podcast. A

April 17, 2011 in Music

Record Store Day 2011

Oh Record Store Day…You are one of my favorite days of the year. A day when musicians and music lovers come together to celebrate music and independent record stores in a completely commercial way. I know that sounds bad, but I’m not knocking this day. It really is one of my favorites, its like having