Tony Kay
Music [email] [twitter] [facebook] Tony Kay, the SunBreak's Music Editor, has been slugging it out in the journalistic front-line trenches of the Northwest music scene for over two decades in various websites and periodicals. In addition to covering music, arts, film, and whatever else strikes his fancy for the SunBreak, he also writes about film for City Arts magazine, covers live music for the Seattle Concerts Examiner, and periodically hosts Bizarro Movie Night at the Aster Coffee Lounge in Ballard. Tony was crowned Ultimate Film Fanatic of the Pacific Northwest on the Independent Film Channel game show The Ultimate Film Fanatic a few years ago, and he's got the wacky stories (and the rump-end of a trophy) to prove it.

It’s a Toss-Up Between Two Great Live Timberfest Acts Saturday Night

14 Nov 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Walk the Camino Again Tonight

11 Nov 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

SunBreak premiere! Watch Murder Vibes’ new video “Wicked Girl” here

27 Oct 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Kasabian Gives an Arena-Sized Performance at the Showbox

09 Oct 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Bad Things Carry On, ‘After the Inferno’

16 Sep 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Tony’s View of Bumbershoot, Day Three 

05 Sep 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Tony’s View of Bumbershoot, Day Two

05 Sep 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Tony’s View of Bumbershoot, Day One

03 Sep 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Last Week in Live Music: Arctic Monkeys, Blowfly, Tomten, and More

22 Aug 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

SunBreak Music Ed Unleashes Sci-Fi Mayhem at Scarecrow Video Saturday!

14 Aug 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED

Tomten Crafts Bittersweet Summer Magic on “The Farewell Party”

12 Aug 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: A SunBreak Roundtable

24 Jul 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

‘As It Is in Heaven’ Explores the Dark Side of Blind Faith

18 Jul 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Film & TV

Pack Your Earplugs and Your SunScreen for Some Free Live Music This Weekend

11 Jul 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Rendezvous Busts out Post-Punk for Post-4th of July

04 Jul 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Seattle Rock Duo My Goodness Shreds and Shines on ‘Shiver + Shake’

20 Jun 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Second ‘Wheedle’s Groove’ Collection Puts on the Boogie Shoes

19 Jun 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

SIFF 2014: A Cult Cinema Geek’s Take

12 Jun 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Film & TV

Seattle-Lensed Movie Drama Debuts at The Cinerama Tonight

30 Apr 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Bombay Bicycle Club Brings The Dance Party to The Neptune

29 Apr 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

TSB Interview: Director E.L. Katz on Giving Audiences ‘Cheap Thrills’

04 Apr 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

The Comet Tavern Returns from the Grave (Interview and Photo Gallery)

31 Mar 2014 in News, NEWS_FEATURED

SAM Goes to England for their New Film Series

27 Mar 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

It’s Easy to Get Submerged in ‘The Great Flood’

21 Mar 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Bill Patton Gets Nocturnal with his Latest Record

17 Mar 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Lemolo’s Meagan Grandall Talks About Her (Sort Of) Film Debut

25 Feb 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV, Music

Picking the Top 13 Among 2013’s Best Local Music

31 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Your Live Music Bets for the Weekend of December 20 through the 22nd

20 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Comedy Horror Film Festival Adds Fundraising to The Funny and Frightful

13 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Wish Scarecrow Video a Happy Birthday This Weekend

06 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Change Becomes Them: An Interview with Wire

04 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Wire Brings their DRILL Festival to Seattle

21 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Ravenna Woods Journey to the Dark Corners of the Forest

15 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Legendary Italian band Goblin gives Seattle Fans a Nerdgasm

25 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Space Rock Lift-Off: Hypnotikon, Reviewed (Photo Gallery)

18 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Guitar Wolf Generate Killing Jet Noise!! (Photo Gallery)

15 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Triple Door Takes an Epic Psychedelic Trip This Weekend

10 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Cumulus Delivers at Record Release Show (Photo Gallery)

08 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Halloween Starts Early at the Grand Illusion This Weekend

04 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Burger Records Goes to Seattle with a Rocking Burgerama

03 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Lee Fields and The Expressions Get Their Soul On (Photo Gallery)

20 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Mission UK Bring Goth and Roll to the Showbox (Photo Gallery)

18 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Prom Queen Kickstarts her Own Pulp Movie

13 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV, Music

Bumbershoot 2013 Music Rundown, Day 3 (Photo Gallery)

13 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Bumbershoot 2013 Music Rundown, Day 2 (Photo Gallery)

06 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Bumbershoot 2013 Music Rundown, Day 1

05 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Your Live Music Bets for the Weekend of August 23 through August 25

23 Aug 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Skinny on Doe Bay 2013 (Part 2)

19 Aug 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Skinny on Doe Bay 2013 (Part 1)

16 Aug 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Tea Cozies, Hounds of the Wild Hunt are Unmissable

02 Aug 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bat Country Leaves a Bittersweet Video Farewell

26 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Why Timber! Outdoor Music Fest is Worth the Trip

23 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Your Live Music Bets for the Weekend of July 19 through the 21st

19 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Robert Plant Shows the Chateau a Whole Lotta Love (Photo Gallery)

10 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Sean Nelson Makes Good Choices in the Solo Spotlight (Photo Gallery)

03 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Talking Sommeliers and Cinema with the Director of “SOMM”

20 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

A Chat with the Real (and Reel) “Girl with 9 Wigs”

14 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Legendary Singers Merry Clayton and Tata Vega Lend Oomph to SIFF Screening (Photo Gallery)

04 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Film & TV, Music

The SIFF Red Carpet Becomes the Center of the Whedonverse (Photo Gallery)

17 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

How Ray Harryhausen Changed My World (and Yours, Too)

11 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Curtains for You Members Take Solo Flight on Saturday

03 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

OMD Will Touch You Once, Touch You Twice at the Showbox

05 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

“Wrong” Messes With Your Head Something Fierce

05 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

David Bowie Refuses to Go Gently into “The Next Day”

19 Mar 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

James Bond Saves the World all Month Long at the Grand Illusion

08 Mar 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Seattle Becomes Noir City Once More

22 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Retroactive Taxes Could Put a Hurt on Local Music Venues

20 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Local Musicians Show their Stuff on SIFF Uptown’s Big Screen Tonight

31 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV, Music

Stephen Fry Confronts the Warts-and-All Genius of Richard Wagner

25 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Film & TV, Music

Seattle’s Music Community Celebrates Big Sexy Man Jake Hemming

18 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Queen Anne Easy Street Records Says Goodbye This Week

16 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Picking the 12 Best Northwest Music Releases of 2012

29 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

A Few of My Favorite Rock Photos from 2012 (Photo Gallery)

21 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Atomic Bride and The Chasers Bolster Walking Papers Show Saturday

13 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Kung Fu, Spaceships, and Disembodied Heads Trump Hobbits this Weekend

13 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Gigs4Good Decks the Halls of the Crocodile for Wintersong (Photo Gallery)

29 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Love Battery, Truly, and Rusty Willoughby Fly a No-Toothless-Nostalgia Zone

27 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Unsung Seattle Rock Heroes Play Columbia City on Black Friday

21 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

So Long Funhouse, and Thanks for the Fish (Photo Gallery)

05 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Funhouse Disappears in 2…1…

30 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Rock and Roll Highlights from City Arts Fest 2012 (Photo Gallery)

26 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Random Highlights from City Arts Fest 2012, Hip Hop Division (Photo Gallery)

25 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Saturday Night’s Musical Selections at City Arts Fest

20 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Friday Night’s Music Selections at City Arts Fest

19 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Tonight’s Music Selections at City Arts Fest

18 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Your Live Music Bets for the Weekend of October 12th through the 14th

12 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Your Live Music Bets for the Weekend of October 5th to the 7th

05 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Redd Kross Still Do (Peach Kelli) Power Pop Right

13 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Twenty Best Live Music Shows I Saw at Bumbershoot 2012 [Photo Gallery]

05 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED

The Cult Sells Sanctuary (and Riffs) at the Neptune Tonight

21 Aug 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fort Union Reinvigorates Americana at the Tractor

27 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Capitol Hill Block Party 2012: A SunBreak Round Table (and Photo Gallery)

24 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Your Best Bets for Live Music at the Capitol Hill Block Party

20 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Young Evils Tear it Up at EP Release Party (Photo Gallery)

18 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Young Evils Live Up to Their Name on Foreign Spells

13 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Put the Blame on Rita Hayworth and Gilda at the Grand Illusion

12 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Five Unmissable Acts at the West Seattle Summerfest This Weekend

11 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Traveling Beyond the Black Rainbow with Director Panos Cosmatos

22 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

Over Two Dozen SIFF 2012 Movies Reviewed

08 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV

A Chat with The Director of Game of Werewolves

02 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Film & TV