Author Archives: Chona Kasinger

On Tour with The Globes

words and photos by Chona Kasinger Having recently been announced as the newest contenders on Barsuk’s all-star roster, Spokane four-piece The Globes is currently the talk of the town. As they finished their Midwest tour with Menomena, I hopped on board for the first five dates of their twelve-date tour with Seattle legends Minus theRead more...

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Live Review: YACHT at Vera Project 8/14

photos and review by Chona Kasinger Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans, the dynamic duo that is YACHT, took center stage promptly at 9:30 to a feverishly excited all ages crowd at the Vera Project on Friday night. Bechtolt and Evans frolic and caper the stage like the Y2K scare of 1999 all over again, allRead more...

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Live Review: The Decemberists with Andrew Bird and Blind Pilot @ Marymoor Park 7/17

review and photos by Chona Kasinger This past weekend, Redmond’s Marymoor Park hosted a weekend of great shows, including Friday’s gathering of folking indie rock favorites The Decemberists, Andrew Bird and Portland’s Blind Pilot, who got the party started promptly at 6PM, as people steadily streamed into the park, newly relieved of the miserable trafficRead more...

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Live Review: Metric at Showbox at the Market 6/4

photos and words by Chona Kasinger Though regretfully absent at the last Broken Social Scene show at the Showbox Sodo in February, jack-of-all-trades front woman Emily Haines and friends took center stage at the Showbox at the Market last night around 10:20 PM. The heat inside this sold out venue swelled to a calescent broilRead more...

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Bumbershoot: A Photographer’s Review, Part 3

Text and photos by Chona Kasinger Day three of Bumbershoot certainly saw a shift in audience. Though the day proved slightly more overcast than the two days previous, the spirits of eager Main Stage junkies could not be quashed. I arrived just in time to catch one of my local favorites, The Blakes. As livelyRead more...

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Bumbershoot: A Photographer’s Review, Part 2

all photos & text by Chona Kasinger A couple hundred shot edits, 5 hours of sleep, and a breakfast crepe later, I’m good to go for another round of Seattle live music and arts. The first act of the day for me, the spankin’ young Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, hit the EMP’s phenomenal unsigned artistsRead more...

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Bumbershoot: A Photographer’s Review, Part 1

all photos & text by Chona Kasinger At last, the epicenter of Seattle’s cultural scene, One Reel’s annual Bumbershoot Music Festival has come to a draw. 13,375 calories, ten bruises, and two blown out eardrums later, I sit here cross legged and marvelously afflicted by sunburn, camera strap burn, and a hefty kick to theRead more...

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