Album Reviews

Marshall Poole: The Misconception (2013)

When Marshall Poole released their first official EP, The Misconception, on November 26th, 2013, the bar for alternative-indie blues/rock bands in the Northwest area was raised forever. In their first track, “Crosstops,” vocalist and lead guitarist, Rider Soran, sets the stage for the entire record as he screams “Wanna get wild?” And as the first… Continue reading Marshall Poole: The Misconception (2013)

Album Reviews

The Moondoggies: Adios I’m a Ghost

“I’m a Ghost”, the opening for the new 12 track Adios I’m a Ghost album from The Moondoggies, begins with 23 seconds of thick vocal harmony that is true to folk with its soothing and laid back nature. However, this is merely a false sense of security.  With crashing drums from Carl Dahlen, and lively guitar… Continue reading The Moondoggies: Adios I’m a Ghost

Album Reviews

Tom Eddy: The Bread Maker’s Blues EP

Within the first listen of his self-recorded and self-written EP, The Bread Maker’s Blues (2012), I realize that there is a lot to love about Tom Eddy’s music. His voice is instantly likable with his M. Wardian vocals in “Welfare”. And in “Sunday Market/Tear Down”, he not only gives a Dave Matthews vibe, but also… Continue reading Tom Eddy: The Bread Maker’s Blues EP

Song Reviews

The Morals: Sleeping in a Hammock

Listening to the new single, “Sleeping in a Hammock,” from Canadian three piece The Morals is like following a winding yellow brick road — yet finding gold at the end of the road instead of the Wicked Witch of the West. With its thought-provoking lyrics and winding feel changes, I would not be surprised if… Continue reading The Morals: Sleeping in a Hammock

Live Reviews

May 31st at The Tractor Tavern: Tom Eddy, Heatwarmer, and Pollens

The Tractor Tavern is in for a night of Indie Blues-driven Folk on Friday, May 31st. Seattle native, Tom Eddy (also Beat Connection vocalist), is playing along with openers Heatwarmer and Pollens. “Tractor booker Greg Garcia offered me the opportunity to put together a bill of my choosing.  In my humble opinion, the resulting bill… Continue reading May 31st at The Tractor Tavern: Tom Eddy, Heatwarmer, and Pollens