This was our second year at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival. Three days to soak up the warm summer sun and bathe in the cool evening moon. Three days to enjoy the sounds of some of the best music happening right now. The main stage is inside Key Arena but most of the other stages are outside, scattered around Seattle Center and within eye shot of the Space Needle. Last year was great. I hoped this year would be as good. As it turns out, it was even better.
South African rock trio Civil Twilight is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album holy weather on March 27th through Wind Up Records. holy weather creates a perfect blend of atmospheric sound and hazy storytelling, which is crafted by brothers Steven (singer/bass/piano) and Andrew McKellar (guitar) and Richard Wouters (drums). Starting today the band’s colossal single, “Fire Escape” is available at all digital retailers and as a CD single with select indie retailers. Fans that pre-order the album digitally through iTunes will instantly receive the single, as well as a pre-order only track and three, exclusive bonus tracks when the album drops – so don’t miss out! holy weather can also be pre-ordered as physical copies via the band’s merch store, where Limited Edition Clear Vinyl is sold in bundles, and through Amazon and Newbury Comics.
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.