May 2013 mix

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1. Typhoon – Common Sentiments

2. The Thermals – Our Love Survives

3. Shovels & Rope – Cavalier

4. Ghosts I’ve Met – Forest Light

5. The National – Sea of Love

6. Sean Nelson – Creative Differences

7. Le Wrens – Don’t Forget Me

8. Not Amy – Easy Heart

9. The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

10. Mikey and Matty – Second Son

11. The Cellar Door – Star Song

12. Bradford Loomis – Dead Man’s Dance

13. Courtney Marie Andrews – It Keeps Going

14. Kevin Long – Long Time Coming

15. Cold Specks – When the City Lights Dim

16. The Changing Colors – Work Is Done

17. Kelli Schaefer – I’ll Take You

April 2013 mix

April mixtape

The April mix is late (as usual) but very well road-tested as I just spent the last four days listening to it while driving between the Gorge Amphitheater and my motel room in Quincy, WA.

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1. Fly Moon Royalty – Roxy

2. Leagues – Haunted

3. Shelby Earl – At the Start

4. Pretty Broken Things – Forty Seasons

5. Phosphorescent – Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)

6. Bahamas – Okay Alright I’m Alive

7. Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway

8. Crooked Fingers – Call To Love

9. Foxygen – San Francisco

10. Songs: Ohia – John Henry Split My Heart

11. Joe Pug – In The Meantime

12. Daughter – Youth

13. The Long Winters – Ultimatum

14. Lord Huron – The Ghost On The Shore

15. John Vanderslice – Song for Dana Lok

Kevin Long, Hannalee, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013

Last Thursday night, Kevin Long and Hannalee celebrated the release of both of their albums at the Fremont Abbey. The full line-up was stellar, with Courtney Marie Andrews and Lotte Kestner opening the night.

Kevin Long:

Kevin Long @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Kevin Long @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Kevin Long @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Kevin Long @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Kevin Long @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013

Hannalee:

Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Hannalee @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013

Courtney Marie Andrews:

Courtney Marie Andrews @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Courtney Marie Andrews @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Courtney Marie Andrews @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Courtney Marie Andrews @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Courtney Marie Andrews @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013

Lotte Kestner:

Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013
Lotte Kestner @ Fremont Abbey, 05/16/2013

Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good with Theoretics, Hot Bodies in Motion, and Fly Moon Royalty @ Columbia City Theater, 05/09/2013

Team Up for Nonprofits is an amazing Seattle group that helps support local nonprofit organizations through event production and fundraising, and one way they do this is through their Gigs4Good program. Basically, they help curate a fantastic lineup of music, and the funds raised through ticket sales goes straight to a handpicked nonprofit.

This past Thursday’s GigsforGood (number 15, if you’re counting) featured nonprofit was One Day’s Wages, an organization that aims to alleviate extreme global poverty and inspire folks to donate one day’s wages to a cause of their choosing. It’s really a fantastic idea, and let’s just say I’m on board!

The lineup was also stellar as usual, featuring Fly Moon Royalty, Hot Bodies in Motion, and Theoretics – three bands guaranteed to get your feet moving, even on a school (or work) night.

Theoretics:

Theoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
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Theoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Theoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterTheoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Theoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterTheoretics @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater

Hot Bodies in Motion:

Hot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Hot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterHot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Hot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Hot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Hot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterHot Bodies in Motion @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater

Fly Moon Royalty:

Fly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Fly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterFly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Fly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater
Fly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City TheaterFly Moon Royalty @ Team Up for NonProfits Gigs4Good at Columbia City Theater

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Mikey and Matty Gervais CD release show @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013

Mikey and Matty Gervais (of Curtains For You) released a CD of their own on Saturday night, and they called on a group of extremely talented friends (Big Sur, Ghosts I’ve Met, Not Amy) to open up the show. Sandwiched in between a beautiful EP release show by Le Wrens on Friday night and a beautiful summery day on Sunday, I could not have asked for a better way to spend my weekend.

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Mikey and Matty:

Mikey and Matty @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013
Mikey and Matty @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013Mikey and Matty @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013
Mikey and Matty @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013Mikey and Matty @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013

Big Sur:

Big Sur @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013
Big Sur @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013Big Sur @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013

Ghosts I’ve Met:

Ghosts I've Met @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013
Ghosts I've Met @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013Ghosts I've Met @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013

Not Amy:

Not Amy @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013
Not Amy @ Fremont Abbey, 05/04/2013

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SXSW Day Three (03/15/2013)

Tyler Lyle @ SXSW, 03/15/2013

Check out my photos and recap from day three at SXSW over at Inside Right Wrist! Featuring Frightened Rabbit, Alt-J, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, The Relatives, The Mavericks, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Tyler Lyle, and The Lone Bellow.

Kris Orlowski’s We Were Robbed Fundraiser @ Tractor Tavern, 04/29/3013

A few weeks ago, Seattle musician (and all-around wonderful guy) Kris Orlowski discovered that his tour van had been broken into and some of his gear had been stolen. With overwhelming support from the local music community, he was able to throw together a fundraiser with a stellar lineup to raise money to replace his gear, but the story gets even better. A pawn shop contacted him and they were able to get most of their gear back! But the show still went on, with ALL of the proceeds going to MusiCares, an organization that provides a safety net for musicians in times of need.

Kris Orlowski closing out the night:

Kris Orlowski @ Tractor Tavern

Kris Orlowski @ Tractor TavernKris Orlowski @ Tractor Tavern

Kris Orlowski @ Tractor Tavern

Kris Orlowski @ Tractor Tavern

Allen Stone:

Allen Stone @ Tractor Tavern

Allen Stone @ Tractor TavernAllen Stone @ Tractor Tavern

Allen Stone @ Tractor Tavern

Kris Orlowski and Allen Stone @ Tractor Tavern

Matty and Mikey Gervais:

Matty and Mikey Gervais @ Tractor Tavern

Matty and Mikey Gervais @ Tractor TavernMatty and Mikey Gervais @ Tractor Tavern

John Roderick (of The Long Winters):

John Roderick @ Tractor TavernJohn Roderick @ Tractor Tavern

Meagan Grandall (of Lemolo):

Meagan Grandall of Lemolo @ Tractor TavernMeagan Grandall of Lemolo @ Tractor Tavern

Wayfarer:

Wayfarer @ Tractor TavernWayfarer @ Tractor Tavern

Shelby Earl:

Shelby Earl w/Anna-Lisa Notter @ Tractor TavernShelby Earl w/John Roderick and Anna-Lisa Notter @ Tractor Tavern

Jacob James (of Lashes and Ships):

Jacob James @ Tractor TavernJacob James @ Tractor Tavern

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SXSW Day Two (03/14/2013)

Reignwolf @ SXSW, 03/14/2013

Check out my photos of SXSW Day Two over at Inside Right Wrist! Featuring Cobalt and the Hired Guns, The Local Strangers, Josh Ritter, von Grey, Night Beds, and Reignwolf.

And in case you missed it, photos of Day One (featuring Field Report, OK Sweetheart, Pickwick, and Divine Fits) can be found here.

Divine Fits @ SXSW, 03/13/2013

Pretty Broken Things CD release show @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

On Friday night at Columbia City Theater, Pretty Broken Things released their new full-length album Let It Come & Let It Pass into the world, swaddled in gorgeous harmonies.

Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Pretty Broken Things @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Lonely Companion (essentially a Pretty Broken Things music collective) opened along with The Comettes.

Lonely Companion @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Lonely Companion @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

The Comettes @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

The Comettes @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013The Comettes @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013The Comettes @ Columbia City Theater, 04/26/2013

Full set:
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