As I stood around a stuffy, nearly empty Neumos, sipping on cheap beer and watching the disco ball dangle, pretending not to be mad at myself for getting to the concert so early, a song graced my ears I've been in love with ever since. At first I had my suspicions it was Seattle's own Shane Tutmarc; Shane's got an album hitting stores. Apparently my suspicions were wrong. A week or so later I picked up Cass McComb's Catacombs and realized the song I heard was the album's opener, "Dreams Come True Girl." I've been in love with the track ever since. Here's a beautiful video of the song...and oh yeah, please check out Shane Tutmarc when you get the chance. He's one to watch out for.
Yes, you read the correctly, the legendary Crazy Horse-worshipping jam band Built to Spill has been added to Seattle's hottest music festival this summer. Bumbershoot, what? Last year, with acts like Vampire Weekend, Girl Talk, DeVotchKa, and the Juno-famed Olympia freak-folk Kimya Dawson left the streets of Capitol Hill jam-packed. This year I doubt will be anything less than a spectacle. The Capitol Hill Block Party line-up also includes Sonic Youth, The Gossip, The Thermals, and The Dutchess and The Duke, among many, many others. More details here.