• Aug 17 2012

    Jack White And The Peacocks Live In Seattle

    Story and Photos by Alana Crawley

    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.

    Feb 2 2012

    Civil Twilight To Release New Album

    South African rock trio Civil Twilight is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album holy weather on March 27th through Wind Up Recordsholy 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.

    Jan 4 2012

    A Visit With The Glass Canoe

    By Alana Crawley

    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…

    Dec 1 2011

    Marianas Trench Interview

    By Alana Crawley

    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.

    Nov 14 2011

    A Night Of Music For Seattle Children’s Hospital

    By Alana Crawley

    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.

    Sep 22 2011

    Eisley – Interview at Bumbershoot

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Alana Crawley

    Sep 9 2011

    Bumbershoot Rocks Seattle

    We have just recently returned from three days of non-stop music at Bumbershoot in Seattle. Bumbershoot is a slang term for umbrella. Being the upper Northwest, we’re quite sure that this festival is aptly named. But this year it was not applicable. We had beautiful 80 degree weather all three days. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we were reduced to seeking out shade a few times.

    Aug 5 2011

    Free Music Friday – A Track From Rachael Yamagata and Swizz Beatz Remixes Seun Kuti

    Aug 4 2011

    A Chat With Smoke Fairies

    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.

    Jul 21 2011

    The Silent Comedy – Interview And Reflection

    By Alana Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    Jul 5 2011

    Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Codes and Keys’ – Album Review

    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.

    May 26 2011

    She Wants Revenge And Nico Vega – Live At The Roxy

    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.

    Apr 25 2011

    Concert Review: Railroad Revival Tour Starring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros And Old Crow Medicine Show

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Alana Crawley

    A few weeks ago we published an article on the announcement of the Railroad Revival Tour, starring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. The basic premise of this tour consists of three bands traveling on a train of 15 vintage rail cars, customized for rock star comfort, that include the ability for the bands to eat, sleep, play and record together while traveling down some of America’s finest rail routes. In fact, during Mumford & Sons set, Marcus Mumford told the audience that all three bands had been up until the wee hours of the morning, jamming, singing and writing. Sounds like a lot of fun to me!