Tony Kay

Artist Home Premiere: “Cinderella” by Julia Francis

The best blues musicians roar most fiercely in a live setting.  That live muscle partially explains why “Cinderella,” the blistering new single from Seattle-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Julia Francis, is so damned kick-you-in-the-teeth great. And Artist Home proudly premieres it here, just in time for Bandcamp Friday (artists get 100% proceeds on all Bandcamp purchases today). <a…

Artist Home Premiere: “Better Than Yesterday” by Gibraltar

Seattle band Gibraltar has spent almost a decade walking a tightrope balance between indie-rock introspection and fist-pumping rock heroics. Their last full-length, 2017’s Let’s Get Beautiful, pretty much perfected that very fine line, with a set of songs that seamlessly incorporated elements of post-punk and goth music with the anthemic catharsis of classic rock artists…

PNW Musicians Score an Unlikely Gig by Accidentally Scoring a Lost Movie

****THIS ARTICLE WAS LARGELY A WORK OF FICTION. SEE IMPORTANT UPDATE AT THIS ARTICLE’S END**** Producer/musician/composer Erik Blood should be a familiar name to PNW music fans, having produced records for Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat, and a host of other Seattle artists as well as producing and performing his own material. Seattle composer/singer/instrumentalist Corey J. Brewer,…

BiG BLDG: A Non-Profit Built on Delivering (and Keeping Alive) Indie Music

With the specter of COVID-19 looming large over the PNW music industry, a number of organizations have stepped up to offer a hand. Seattle-based 501(c)3 non-profit BiG BLDG has done their part in aiding local artists and musicians for the last seven years. The organization’s broad platform encompasses live performances (including several iterations of the…