“NVDES is a world I created,” says Josh Ocean of his multi-genre indie collective. As producer and de-facto frontman, Ocean ignites controlled chaos by, he says, “building songs around random moments.” This has yielded La Nvdité, Vol. 1 (released on August 11th), an intriguing introduction to NVDES’ levitating, melodic laptop-punk.
Sweet treats for Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members.
Frequent flyers, listen up! In order to thank Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members for their continued loyalty, American Express and Delta Air Lines have launched a national #DeltaAmexPerks doughnut tour, providing Delta Amex Card Members with complimentary doughnuts throughout the summer. Luckily for us, the Dough On-The-Go truck stops in Seattle today (August 11th) and tomorrow (Saturday the 12th), handing out sweet treats from Top Pot Doughnuts. (See details below.)
Prepare for puppy paradise at Olympic Sculpture Park!
Dog owners and lovers alike are invited to this evening catered to canines. Dogs are always welcome at the Olympic Sculpture Park, but tonight, showing your pet what they mean to you is a walk in the park. Expect dog-friendly treats and activities.
For the fifth year, downtown Tacoma is hosting its premier beer and blues festival Brew Five Three this Saturday, August 5th. This year’s event will feature 40 Washington breweries and cideries, a full day of live music featuring headliner Stephanie Anne Johnson, and a variety of food trucks.
Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd, the 47th annual Bumbershoot will feature an eclectic list of performers including headliners Flume, Lorde, and Seattle natives ODESZA, among many others. We’ve included some music videos of some lesser known artists we dig. There is also plenty of comedy, art, and food to enjoy at this summertime celebration of music and arts.
PROOF – Washington Distillers Festival is the flagship tasting event for the craft distilleries that make up the Washington Distillers Guild, the largest of its kind in the nation. PROOF attendees will have the chance to sample award-winning spirits, and meet the craftsmen and women who are putting Washington on the global spirits map.
On Saturday June 24th, we attended the sold-out Santana Transmogrify Tour at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville. Santana is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award and three-time Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning group let by Carlos Santana a true musician, artist and included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Transmogrify tour kicked off at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville on June 23rd and 24th, where Santana performed soul-filled music and Latin beats from their forty years of making music including hits from the 60s, 70s, and 90s popular hits from their album Supernatural and beyond.
A can’t-miss, low-maintenance weekend of fun, music, nature + community.
Now that 4th festivities have come and gone, it’s time to plan for our next big adventure. Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, we’re looking at you. Next weekend—July 13 through 15—a much-anticipated community gathering is calling your (and our!) names, beckoning music lovers of all ages to Carnation (just 30 miles from Seattle), where awesome summertime tunes come to a tranquil, wooded setting.
I first discovered 400 Fairview in South Lake Union when I went to visit the Kai Market’s grand opening in early May—Uwajimaya’s new boutique concept store. Market Hall on the ground floor of the 400 Fairview building is a food and retail experience with different shops, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. It has a similar feel to Melrose Market in Capitol Hill, with an open and welcoming space for browsing, gathering, and dining. Here’s a rundown of what 400 Fairview has to offer.