When thinking to ourselves of a few of our favorite things, we often find “food” and “music” sitting at the top of the list. The mad genius Bryce Lathrop has invented a new way one may experience both at the same time—his one-of-a-kind gastro tour company White Moustache (“Seattle’s only eating tour on wheels”) now offers a Musical Plates tour which pairs lucky eaters/listeners with a local, independent band and their epicurean tastes. Bryce hand-picks courses from his favorite Seattle eateries inspired by the favorite foods of each band member.
Cruising through the twinkling lights of Seattle’s skyline and diverse hoods with some of our newest friends, an incredible band—Tacoma’s Goldfinch—and some mind-blowing food was about as serendipitous as we’d like a moment to get!
Of course we jumped at the opportunity—we thought it would be a great video to add to Cult Tacoma and we loved the idea of being in the studio with the musicians as they created their sublime folk pop.
In October, Tacoma’s Broadway Center hosted a weekend-long arts and cultural festival in the heart of downtown Tacoma—the 2011 Fall Free for All. They asked us to shoot some photos of excellent music program curated by local Tacoma musician Aaron Stevens of Goldfinch.
Above is the first video—Seattle/Tacoma locals Concours d’Elegance blowing away the crowd with their tight new wave jams and captivating stage show.
Below is a look at Portland’s soulful and face-melting Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives:
And here’s some dreamy otherworldliness from Portland’s Laura Gibson:
Be sure to also peruse our gallery of photos from the entire weekend…
“Dress in denim and dripping in gold”—the theme of this year’s Sonoma Valley Muse. Using these two elements and some historical pictures of Sonoma’s legendary Nicholas Carriger and his estate, Mary designed these eye-grabbing and playful invitations for the annual Sonoma Community Center fundraiser.
Here’s to Sonoma Valley’s colorful legacy—carried on brilliantly by the SCC!
It was June in California—when all everyone expects is sunshine and blue skies for miles—but it rained. And rained. And every event in the area was cancelled. Except one: the second annual Huichica Music Festival.
In fact, it’s our belief that the inclement weather made an outstanding music festival that much more “rock and roll.”
“The music was mesmerizing, the vibe was infectious, and Mother Nature was awesome,” says Gun Bun president and festival co-producer Jeff Bundschu. Cramming into tents and clinking wine glasses together during periodic downpours only seemed to further the bonding experience.
Take a look at these short videos we produced for Cult Sonoma capturing the experience—included in part one (above) are performances by David Williams, CB Brand, Tu Fawning and Breathe Owl Breathe.
Since our very first summer living in Sonoma nearly a decade ago, we’ve developed a tradition of attending the Tuesday night Sonoma Valley Farmers Market for farm-fresh picnic dinners with friends and family. We were delighted to document the opening night of the 2011 Tuesday night season for Sonomanews.com.
We are so lucky in Sonoma to have a world class film festival every spring—the Sonoma International Film Festival. We were even luckier this year because we were able to have access to the whole festival and document it day by day for Cult Sonoma—including filmmaker interviews, special event footage and even some playful words from Lifetime Achievement honoree Susan Sarandon.
Click through to see the other two short videos…