Ed Sheeran Stands Alone

Ed Sheeran Stands Alone

Ed Sheeran w/ James Blunt Tacoma Dome, Seattle, WA 07.29.17 At this point, it’s significantly easier to find someone who’s heard of Ed Sheeran than someone who hasn’t. And chances are the people who “haven’t heard of him,” would still instantly recognize one of his...
Joyfield Leads A Local Lineup

Joyfield Leads A Local Lineup

Joyfield w/ Michelle Limanni, Greater Space, and Seatrash Real Art Tacoma, Tacoma, WA 07.28.17 Regardless of venue, local lineups tend to draw smaller crowds, but when they’re a nearly two-hour drive outside Seattle, those crowds get even smaller. While there was...
Recapping A Crowd: Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

Recapping A Crowd: Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, WA 07.21.17-07.23.17 If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about Capitol Hill Block Party, it’s that the summer music fest is uncomfortably crowded. Unsurprisingly, cramming thousands of people into a few blocks of Pike Street...
Khalid’s American Teen Tour Takeover

Khalid’s American Teen Tour Takeover

Khalid w/ DJ 100 Proof Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA 07.14.17 A year ago, Khalid was as off-the-radar as it gets. And then, less than three months ago, the 19-year-old dropped his debut album, American Teen, announced an extensive US tour and sold out the Seattle stop at...
Logic Turns Down For Empowerment

Logic Turns Down For Empowerment

Logic w/ Big Lenbo and Joey Bada$$ ShoWare Center, Kent, WA 07.13.17 Most rap songs today feature lyrics that follow one of two themes: sex/drugs/alcohol or equality/racism/empowerment. So, when most of Logic’s lyrics fell into the second category, it was nice, but...
Shawn Mendes Isn’t Hard To Love

Shawn Mendes Isn’t Hard To Love

Shawn Mendes w/ Charlie Puth KeyArena, Seattle, WA 07.09.17 It’s easy to hate Shawn Mendes. A 19-year-old pop star with a fan base consisting largely of preteen girls, if you’re not shrieking in excitement at the mention of his name, you’re probably rolling your eyes....