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Chinook Fest announces stellar 2014 lineup (Photo Slideshow)

By Katrina Charles Photos by Mocha Charlie On Friday, Chinook Fest held its first lineup announcement party at the Crocodile. Attended by a packed house of excited and curious concert-goers, the entire evening was a celebration in itself, and the lineup announcement was just the topping on the sundae. Filled with music from the Nick […]

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Looking back on the Sasquatch! 2014 Launch Party (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown At last, the eagerly expected Sasquatch! Festival Launch Party arrived. The soiree took place last week. Now that the festival is spanning two long weekends (Memorial and Fourth of July) and on the heels of last year’s lightning-fast ticket sellout, contest winners and other lucky people filed into […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 96 On Demand: Eldridge Gravy & Kevin Sur (Timberrr! 2014)

by Greg Roth SMI Radio kicks off 2014 with a brand new episode featuring two returning friends of the show. SMI MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 (PHOTO SLIDESHOW) When SMI Radio launched in April of 2010 our very first musical guest was Joe Simpson AKA Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme. To say I […]

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SMI Musical Highlights of 2013 (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth 2013 was another great reminder that The Northwest serves up a very tasty and eclectic blend of musical styles and demonstrated just how deep our talent pool is. Several Northwest artists, such as Allen Stone, Macklemore, The Head And The Heart (to name a few) made appearances on the national television talk show circuit and major music […]

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Timber! 2014 passes will be available on Rocktober 15th

by Greg Roth The 1st annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival was deemed a resounding success. Timber! 2014 promises to be even bigger than ever. Those of you planning your 2014 festival itinerary will want mark your calendars as the first ever Timber! Passes go on October 15th at 10am.  The festival offers a robust and eclectic […]

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Looking Back On Day 1 Of Chinook Fest 2013 (PHOTOS)

by Xander Deccio When people ask me about Chinook Fest, the only answer I can give them is one word… Crazygonuts! Yes I used a term that Strong Bad from Homestar Runner coined but you see that’s just it, Chinook Fest is crazygonuts. This years festival took it to a whole new level of any […]

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Chinook Fest 2013 Extra: Not Amy Opens Chinook Fest And Mesmerizes The Crowd

by Xander Deccio This year’s Chinook Fest not only was sold out, but also went off with a huge bang! Being there were so many bands to shoot, I wanted to focus on one band from each day that really impressed me. For day 1, it was none other than Yakima based roots rock/indie band […]

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CWSF 2013: Sawyer Brown ‘Blows Away’ The Crowd (Photos)

By Xander Deccio Country legends Sawyer Brown closed out the 2013 Central Washington State Fair with a show that blew the crowd away… Literally. As you probably didn’t know, Mother Nature decided to make an impromptu visit and made her presence known. In matter of fact, she made her presence known at The Gorge at […]

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CWSF 2013: Lonestar Leaves People Amazed

By Xander Deccio Infamous country band Lonestar performed to packed audience at this year’s Central Washington State Fair. The Nashville based band is currently celebrating it’s 20th anniversary with original vocalist Richie McDonald back in the group after departing in 2008. This isn’t the first time members of Lonestar have played Yakima. A few years […]

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Decibel Festival 2013: My Lorde that girl is good (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown It was a rainy Seattle afternoon/evening, and as the water drenched the roadways into rivers, a lineup was forming outside the Showbox Market to see Lorde (aka. Ella Yelich O’Connor), the sixteen year old singer/songwriter sensation from New Zealand whose hit ‘Royals’ was the first single in seventeen […]

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Styx Dominates The Central Washington State Fair

by Xander Deccio Classic Prog-Rock band Styx opened up this year’s Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, with a sold out show that one had to witness just to explain how epic it was. No Dennis DeYoung was not on board this time. However, bassist Chuck Panozzo, guitarist J.Y. Young, and lead guitarist and vocalist […]

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Taste The Fun With The Concerts At The Central Washington State Fair

by Xander Deccio Fall is here and in Yakima, that means only one of two things. High school football season, and The Central Washington State Fair. For the football part, I love me some pigskin. But being I never really claimed a “stomping ground” I will settle for my Seattle Seahawks. Now for the fair, […]

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