Friday, August 30, 2013

Shadow Featuring Pearl Jam's Mike McCready & Sweet Water Rock Seattle at Easy Street Records!

When I wrote about this show earlier this week as an upcoming event, I described the atmosphere at Easy Street Record when bands play in store shows and said there would be people & pets, young and old rocking out, and sure enough there was many! Seattle's Shadow featuring Pearl Jam's Mike McCready also features Rick and Chris Friel and Danny Newcomb. They released a 10" vinyl this week which sold out immediately online and at the record store. They were joined by Sweet Water another one of Seattle's original 80's rock band that has recently been playing out again. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hempfest 2013 Rocks Seattle With Historic Event and Plenty of Doritos

All Dorito jokes aside, Vivian McPeak, the creator, organizer and much more of Hempfest, has made us all proud and grateful to live in Seattle, although he's doing most of the brain work, so if you support the cause, be sure to follow up with some of his advice, and wisdom, here he is speaking at Hempfest 2013: 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Shadow & Sweetwater to Play Free Show at Easy Street Records in West Seattle

Shadow is Rick Friel, Danny Newcomb, Mike McCredy, and Chris Friel 
Photo by Anna Knowlden-Friel 

You may have to get out your Grunge Family Tree to remember these bands, but when you figure it our, you'll say to yourself, " Oh sweet Lord, how could I not know who these guys are" or " how could I forget Shadow! " Well maybe not and maybe it's not that dramatic, but they are pretty darn important to the Seattle music scene, and have consistently played and brought some of us luckier folks who live here years of great music and entertainment. That is probably why Mike McCredy, their original guitar player, has taken the time out of his busy schedule as Pearl Jams guitar player, to join them for some special reunion shows. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mudhoney Makes Seattle Proud, 2 Times Baby!

It was awsome enough to see Mudhoney on top of Seattle's Space Needle earlier this summer, but this weekend they were back, this time playing at The Mural for KEXP's  free concert summer series. 

And those of us who have literally watched Mark Arm grow up can say it was definetely a * sniffle sniffle * moment. I wonder if back in the Green River days he ever thought he'd not only still be in a Seattle band, but actually have an incredible amount of respect and worldwide loyal followers. 

Seattle's Green River 1987

Xanaland's good friend and local genius photographer Carolyn Fry of Fryes Eyes Photography took these great up close shots, and I actually got a little video which you can watch in the link below be sure to check our worldwide ticket page for tour dates in your area!

Mudhoney live at The Mural! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Walking Walking Papers Kick Off Their Summer Tour at Easy Street Records: Have Bee Charmer, Will Travel!

Jefferson Angell and Duff McCagen getting the rock photographer 
treatment by Mike Savoia 

Once again Seattle gets wowed by the talent and awsomness of our local musicians, luckily for us it's almost a daily event lately, and keeping up with them all is nearly impossible, but the support that The Walking Papers have gotten is not for anything trivial, it has nothing to do with luck or even timing, lets just say it was in the stars!