Category Archives: Tour Blogs

On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 2

Photos and update by James Bailey We awoke to a gray Boise sky. Idaho was the first stop in the series of states we’ll be visiting on this tour. Each one that we pass through will be a new sight for most of us. The drive to the next town seemed to go by quickly.Read more...

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On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 1

Photos and tour update by James Bailey A short time ago I got a message from Matt Badger. Matt is the drummer for the fantastic Seattle band Ravenna Woods. He asked me if I would ride along with them and chronicle the band’s tour to the annual music festival SXSW in Austin, TX. I couldn’tRead more...

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Tour Blog: Head Like a Kite, Day 2

update by Dave Einmo (HLAK) all photos by Laura Nunez LA 12/16 SPACELAND If we could name this tour it would be the In and Out Tour. The Speed Tour. The Quickie. Thursday we flew into San Francisco to play Milk Bar (see blog part 1) and last night we played Spaceland in LA. TodayRead more...

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Tour Blog: Head Like a Kite

Following our growing series of tour blogs (previously with The Lonely Forest and Hey Marseilles), Seattle band Head Like a Kite is on the road heading to L.A. and sending updates on this mini- mini-tour. They’ll be back in Seattle for a show New Year’s Eve at the Crocodile. But for now, HLAK mastermind DaveRead more...

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Tour Blog: On the Road with The Lonely Forest, Days 4 & 5

update and photos by James Bailey Days 4 and 5: Portland to San Francisco My morning starts with laughter. It’s the beginning of my fourth day with the Anacortes, WA, band The Lonely Forest. I shared a hotel room with guitarist and singer John Van Duesen, drummer Braydn Krueger, and their genius of a merchRead more...

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Tour Blog: On the Road with The Lonely Forest, Day 3

update and photos by James Bailey As we arrive in Portland, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is playing through the van’s nearly blown out speakers and we’re doing what any self respecting Queen fan does during that song: headbang. The road is drenched with the constant rain that has been with us since we left Seattle a fewRead more...

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Tour Blog: On the Road with The Lonely Forest, Day 2

text and photos by James Bailey I’m writing this while heading south on I-5. Sitting in the passenger seat, The Lonely Forest’s bassist Eric Sturgeon is driving the tour van. The rest of the band, joined by their friend and merch-guy, Jonathan, are asleep in the back. They are thoroughly exhausted, due to the factRead more...

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Tour Blog: On the Road with The Lonely Forest, Day 1

text and photos by James Bailey Nearly a year ago, I was standing by the front of the stage at Neumos, excitingly waiting to see the Danish band Mew. Opening for them was a band I had seen only briefly once before the previous summer at the Capital Hill Block Party. One by one, theRead more...

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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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On the Road with Damien Jurado and Kay Kay

photos and updates by Hayley Young Day 4: Washington, D.C. Last night we stayed in a 4 star hotel just outside downtown. Hotwire has done it again. This morning, while the majority of Kay Kay’s members join Damien for his in-studio at Sirius Satalite Radio, frontman Kirk Huffman is downstairs enjoying the perks of theRead more...

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