Chicago Blues City

Chicago has long been a city revered for its music and arts community. The Windy City has produced some of the most recognized musicians and artists of the modern era and its contribution to the…

Summer Groove – A Guide To Seattle and Chicago Music Festivals

Summer vibes are in full effect and the sun-drenched energy is in the air. For most, summer means shedding the layers and leaving behind the indoor activities of winter. We embrace the beautiful outdoors for…

Your Essential Sasquatch Music Festival Guide

Every Memorial Day weekend a wide array of both established and upcoming artists descend upon the Gorge Amphitheatre in Eastern Washington to take part in the world-renowned Sasquatch Music Festival. Situated just east of the…

Musical Migrations: Catching up with Creamer

While a religious upbringing set the stage for Philip Creamer’s musical inspiration, it was his recent move to Nashville from Dallas that helped him focus on the songwriting for his upcoming solo album. After stints…

Wayward Wanderings

On the Road: Perpetual Motion’s Eclectic Bullshit Playlist

To be perfectly honest, it’s been a long time since anyone asked me to share what I’ve been listening to. I used to swap CD mixes with my God brother growing up, but nowadays I…

On the Record: Favorite Metal Album Covers

In the days of MP3s and streaming music, album art is easily overlooked. It used to be whether shopping for vinyl, tapes or CD’s, the album art was the quickest way to draw attention to…

Guest Playlist: Evan from Capitol Hill Block Party’s Top Tracks

Every summer for the last 20 years, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party takes over a multi-block section of the Capitol Hill neighborhood between Pike and Pine streets. The festival continues to bring with it talented…

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Journal Entries from 2017

Between joining our friends on some great trips, learning about and visiting new places, getting to interview some very interesting people and opening three stores, 2017 has been a big year for Wayward. Through all…

Jingling the Bells: Wayward’s Holiday Jams

Holiday music usually sucks. It’s background fodder played in malls, department stores, coffee shops and elevators from the first day of November through the end of the year. It’s the same eight to ten songs…

Gone Fly Fishin’ Playlist

Standing knee deep in a swift flowing river, rod in hand, in the middle of the forest has to be one of the most peaceful experiences there is. The sound of the stream and surrounding…

Cold, Wet, Stoked: Pacific Northwest Surf Playlist

Far from the summery tunes of the Beach Boys and Dick Dale, surf rock takes on an entirely new vibe in the Pacific Northwest. While many see surfing as a summer sport, it’s not until…

Explore / Enjoy Playlist: Short Songs For Long Hikes

Some people always seem to have a song in their head; an inner monologue soundtrack that’s constantly on repeat. This inner soundtrack comes naturally to us, but it’s more noticeable once we strip away the…

DJ PHNM Queues Up the Inside Scoop on Chicago’s Wicker Park Fest

From experiencing new cultures to stuffing your face and getting your drink on, traveling to new cities is always a good time. The downside of showing up with no local knowledge is how easy it…

Wayward Wandering Shop x Capitol Hill Block Party Playlist

Every summer the Northwest’s top tastemakers, influencers and party-goers flock to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for a three-day celebration of music, art and community. For over 20 years, the Capitol Hill Block Party has spilled…