A Taste of Iceland brings delicious flavors and beautiful sounds.
The distance may be great between the two, yet the vibes of Seattle and Iceland might not be too far off the mark. (Think innovative cuisine and a thriving arts scene in both locales.) Check it out for yourself; from October 10 through 13, A Taste of Iceland comes here to transport Seattleites to the exotic, Nordic island. (more…)
Another Seattle show, another chat with the talented frontman.
A year after our first Q&A, Langhorne Slim sets us straight on the band’s recent successes and future hopes. In essence? The friendly guys plan to keep on rocking out and shaking their tails, as they’ve been known to do. The group’s gradually making the Seattle rounds, hopping their way across the city’s many storied stages. This time, Langhorne Slim & The Law come to The Neptune Theatre Thursday, October 10. If you’re wise, you’ll join in on the celebration. (more…)
Anchors Down at Lake Union.
From September 11 though 15, a water-centric extravaganza takes over South Lake Union. Here, attendees get to dream of perhaps one day owning their own vessel—whether a majestic sailboat, an itty-bitty kayak or a palatial yacht. Boats Afloat opens Wednesday at 11 a.m. and continues into the evening with tropical-theme festivities that take place from 4 to 8 p.m.; expect entertainment by Aloha Island Treasures (Hawaiian music and dance), pupus, wine tasting and, with any kind of luck, a pastel sunset fit for paradise.
A blissful, wooded weekend of talented musicians jamming amid the trees.
Photos by Melissa Dismuke
After my interview with Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn, I had the strong suspicion I had serendipitously stumbled upon something pretty darn special. But I still had very little idea what to expect as my friends and I pulled into Happy Valley’s Pendarvis Farm two Thursdays ago, dust kicking up behind us into the gray Oregon sky. (more…)
A Bluegrass Band From Bellingham Jams Their Way Around the State.
If you aren’t already familiar with local band Polecat, we recommend you add them to your list. Formed in Bellingham in March 2010, the talented musicians have delighted fans ever since with their onstage enthusiasm and toe-tapping sound that mixes bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock and world music. Better yet, we get the feeling they’re just really good folks with whom we’d happily sit down and share a pint. The friendly rockers gave us a taste of how they’ve arrived where they are today.
THE FESTIVAL FOUNDER DISCUSSES A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE YOU WON’T SOON FORGET
When Zale Schoenborn talks about Pickathon, his passion is palpable, his excitement contagious. If you didn’t already think this annual music fest sounded like a blast before speaking with him, chances are you’ll be bee-lining to get your ticket the second you and Zale end your conversation. (more…)
The seasoned string band rocks the scene at Zoo Tunes
Every summer, Seattleites flock to the the lawn of the Woodland Park Zoo for some alfresco music magic. This year’s Zoo Tunes line-up ranges from Randy Newman (July 24) and Indigo Girls (July 30 & 31) to Todd Snider’s Traveling Folk Show (August 11). (more…)