photos // First Night Tacoma : 2013

First Night Tacoma outdid themselves once again—downtown Tacoma was a alive and kicking during last night’s carnivalesque New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Happy New Year Tacoma!

wedding film // Northwest Vintage Wedding Fair : 2013

When it comes to our wedding division The Heart Dept., we’re never ones to resist getting tantalizing close-ups of tulle and shortcake. So earlier this spring Sarah delighted in filming a little slice of the glittered, glammy spectacle that is the Northwest Vintage Wedding Fair.

Sarah reports :

Let’s just say that there was enough vintage elegance and eye candy and antiquated treasures and sweetly scripted invitations and feathery fascinators and Broaches (with a capital B) to put an F. Scott Fitzgerald garden party to shame. I would tell you there was vintage chocolate, but thank goodness there wasn’t—just freshly made, oh so au Continue Reading

poster // Squeak ‘n’ Squawk : 2013

This is the poster we designed for the 2013 iteration of the annual Squeak ‘n’ Squawk music festival in Tacoma, Wash.  If there was a squeaking and squawking animal that was the festival’s mascot, this would be one of its feathers.

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film // Quasi : TIMBER! Stageside Film

“FRAGILE music equipment” is written in big, stenciled letters on the crate holding Sam Coomes’ keyboard. Which must be a joke, because if you’ve ever seen Quasi perform, you know the extent to which he brutalizes his instrument—whaling on the keys with his fists, banging chords out with his forehead, lifting it up and bashing it against his chest, and basically subjecting it to any other ferocious paroxysm that seems to consume his passions at the time. Meanwhile, Janet Weiss assaults her drum kit in a far less violent but no less expressive manner—measuring out chord and tempo changes with virtuosic artistry. Quasi’s was a performance not to be missed—enjoy “The Rhino” as seen stage-side from their Main Stage set at the first annual TIMBER! Music Festival.

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film // Kithkin : TIMBER! Stageside Film

It was that time of day when the sun was at its highest, with a hint of heat-induced delirium creeping over the crowd, when the witchy tree people of Kithkin took to the Main Stage at TIMBER! Outdoor Music Festival.

What happened next was a frenzy of music and mania and maybe even sorcery that spellbound the audience and provided one of the most memorable sets of the weekend. So much happened—guitars were played with teeth, Lemolo’s Kendra jumped on stage for an impromptu drum jam, Kithkin’s Kelton Sears wandered through the crowd preaching post-apocalyptic screes and a banana was eaten. Into the microphone.

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film // The Helio Sequence : TIMBER! Stageside Film

“This is awesome—I can’t think of a better place to be than here, right now” admitted Brandon Summers of The Helio Sequence as they headlined the Main Stage during last weekend’s TIMBER! Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, Washington.

We’re sure few in the audience would disagree with that sentiment.  An immense summer sky was darkening, the trees looming, the stars blinking on and a sunburnt, euphoric July day of music—surrounded by Tolt-McDonald’s fir-spiked wonderland—was on the verge of culminating in an incredible set.  Benjamin Weikel’s precise, radiant percussion splintered and skittered gloriously across Summers’ vocals, guitar work and harmonica—washing over the crowed as clear and certain and abundant as the river waters nearby.

We invite you to come stage-side with us and our camera and witness a portion of Weikel’s awe-inspiring performance during Harmonica Song in this first of several TIMBER! Stageside Films!

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photos // TIMBER! 2013

We are still glowing from the campfires, live music, good friends and glittering waters of the first annual TIMBER! Outdoor Music Festival.

Congratulations to our friends at Artist Home for so successfully creating such a beautiful weekend immersed in nature and music. From the bald eagle soaring over Quasi’s set and the sun-baked dips in the river to the late laugh riots around campfires and music always drifting through the pines—this was a weekend no one who attended will forget.

We’ve collected some of our favorite photos from the weekend below—keep an eye out for videos!

photos // Lemolo + The Kaleidoscope Dance

Here is a gallery of photographs from the recent Lemolo and The Kaleidoscope Dance put on by The Warehouse, featuring Lemolo performing their dreamy debut album The Kaleidoscope accompanied by original choreography from Tacoma’s MLKBallet and The BareFoot Collective.  The highly-anticipated event was even more moving and beautiful than expected.  Lemolo, the dancers and The Warehouse are hopefully patting themselves on the back a bit—and the rest of us are looking forward to more shows like this!

 

film // Lemolo + The Kaleidoscope Dance

We partnered with our friends at The Warehouse to promote this beautifully idiosyncratic event—Lemolo & The Kaleidoscope Dance.

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