Shane Tutmarc might have picked up and moved to Nashville a few years back, but in our hearts, he's always going to be a fixture in the Seattle music community. It's safe to say that Shane has written hundreds of songs under the monikers of Dolour, Shane Tutmarc and the Traveling Mercenaries, or simply, Shane […]
Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers’ Poll is upset. With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would’ve thought they wouldn’t get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn’t — they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record […]
Shane Tutmarc comes from a very musical family, one that I would be eager to write a graphic novel about for its decade-spanning trend of genre-innovation. Usually when critics are considering the work of an artist, they tend to treat their work as if it's created in a vacuum, and don’t factor in the nature […]
Last minute notice, but if you've been a fan of Shane Tutmarc like I have over the past few years (I think I did the first interview with him, for my fanzine Ghetto Chicken back in 2001) and you have enjoyed his recent Americana-kissed work on the back-porch passionate "Hey Lazarus" and "I'm Going To […]
From the Three Imaginary Girls Sparkly Indie-Pop Flickr Pool… Photo from Blush Photo.
Tonight's show in the lounge at the Showbox Sodo features a very impressive lineup of local talent. It features three excellent acts all led by impressive songwriters. While I do thoroughly enjoy both PWRFL Power and Shane Tutmarc and the Traveling Mercies, the band I'm most excited about is Grand Hallway. I know of no singer […]