There are some people who exist on a completely different level than the rest of the world. They possess such incredible talent and their creations are so complex, with every detail tuned to perfection. After seeing Jack White play the WaMu Theater in Seattle on August 14, I am convinced that he is one of these people.
The Glass Canoe was originally the title of an award winning book by Australian author David Ireland. The book’s main character, Meat Man, viewed the world through the bottom of his beer mug, which he referred to as his very own glass canoe. A couple of months back we introduced you to a new interpretation of The Glass Canoe (click here for more). This time however, the interpretation is sonic and musical, rather than literary. There are four main characters in this version, and it goes a little bit like this…
Hailing from Vancouver, B.C., Marianas Trench is a young, Juno-award nominated pop band, known for their catchy, upbeat tunes and four-part harmonies. Composed of Josh Ramsay on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Matt Webb on lead guitar, Mike Ayley on bass guitar, and Ian Casselman on drums, these guys are full of spunk and their fun songs are sure to put you in a good mood. Project Rhythm Seed’s Alana Crawley recently had a chat with Matt Webb and Mike Ayley while they were on their tour bus, before a show in Dallas. They discussed their experience with the Vancouver music scene, their most recent tour, and their newest album Ever After, released November 21 on 604 Records.
Seattle’s beautiful Benaroya Hall was packed to the brim on Friday, November 4th, 2011 for The Symphony Guild and Grammy Award Winning composer Mateo Messina’s fourteenth symphony, “The Last Wonder of the World.” This event not only had a stellar line up, with acts such as Civil Twilight, Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, and NBC’s “The Voice” finalist Vicci Martinez headlining, but it also was for a good cause: all proceeds went to benefit the Uncompensated Care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital, which provides quality care to all children, regardless of their ability to pay.
By Myles Crawley
Photos by Alana Crawley
By Alana Crawley
Photos by Danica Waters
Last week we met up with Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies of Smoke Fairies, a folk and blues duo from a small town in southeast England. Their powerful, imagery-laden music is laced with dark, eerie, and melancholic undertones that are so ethereal and mysterious that they almost allure the listener, drawing you in and leave you wanting more. We sat down for a chat in front The Key Club on Sunset Boulevard before their show, opening for Rasputina, and discussed topics such as what led them to music, how they came up with their band name, and their new album, Through Low Light and Trees.
By Alana Crawley
Death Cab For Cutie has adopted a noticeably brighter view on life, shown in their newest album, Codes And Keys, which was released May 31, 2011 on Atlantic Records. Although it is the band’s seventh studio album, it is obvious that they do not suffer from a lack of original ideas, inspiration, or creativity. In fact, it seems that the band has begun to explore other realms of music in this album, relying less on a guitar-based sound and shifting more towards analog synths.
By Alana Crawley
Hollywood’s famous Roxy Theatre had a stellar lineup on Monday, May 23rd with LA bands Nico Vega and She Wants Revenge performing. The show was completely sold out, with a line of eager fans stretching down Sunset Boulevard. We had a chance to talk with Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin, of She Wants Revenge, before the show. They were pumped up; this was an exciting night for them. Earlier that day their highly anticipated album Valleyheart was released on their own brand new label, Five Seven Records. Now, this evening, here they they were preparing to play the Roxy, a venue they have always aspired to.