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Archives: Bumbershoot 2010

interview: Anvil

Anvil, the Canadian heavy metal act comprised of Steve “Lips” Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals) has released thirteen studio albums, is currently working on their fourteenth, Juggernaut of Justice, and was the endearing and interesting subject of the 2008 documentary film Anvil! The Story of Anvil.… Read the full article

interview: Horse Feathers

I’ve always been a dedicated listener of Portland, OR’s Horse Feathers. So when they released their third album, Thistled Spring earlier this year, I instantly fell in love with the overwhelmingly lush instrumentation and sandy vocals that painted the record. Heading in a little more upbeat direction yet still capturing the feelings of struggle, Thistled… Read the full article

Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival 2010: Day One

If you are unfamiliar with Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival; basically it’s probably one of the more organized, locally focused, and better concert festivals of it’s kind. Held every Labor Day weekend since 1971 at the Seattle Center, which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, Bumbershoot utilizes the center’s various indoor theaters, outdoor… Read the full article