Sub Pop 30th Birthday Party at Alki Beach. Photo: Brady Harvey

SPF30 Million People Love Sub Pop You Guys

Show Date: August 11, 2018

WHOA DANG! Did you catch any of SPF30? Sub Pop’s Dirty Thirty was the place to be last weekend! The free shuttle may have smelled of turkey farts, but I couldn’t complain.  That is until the crowds became too much for me. Here’s the choicest cuts from the weekend’s revelry for your Friday viewing pleasure. […]

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND KIMMEL DISTRIBUTION, LLC Photo Credit: Sanja Bucko Caption: (L-R) CONSTANCE WU as Rachel and HENRY GOLDING as Nick in Warner Bros. Pictures' and SK Global Entertainment's and Starlight Culture's contemporary romantic comedy "CRAZY RICH ASIANS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Crazy Rich Asians

Of course we all know it’s such a fucking cliché to say that ALL women love Rom-Coms, but honestly for me, that cliché is mostly true: I still love Sleepless in Seattle & When Harry Met Sally, I own copies of The Wedding Singer and … 27 Dresses (yes. I know. I KNOW), and I […]

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Sean Nelson (2008) / photo by: Victoria Uhl /

Sean Nelson – one of Seattle’s greatest treasures – leaves town. Boy, are we going to miss that guy.

Sean is a master writer, KEXP DJ, and speaker (and obvs lyricist and singer)… and he’s leaving us. Not for LA (which is where everyone else seems to be going). He’s headed for Nashville. And we couldn’t be happier or sadder… or more jealous of him.

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 3 Recap!

Show Date: July 22, 2018

It’s finally time for the last day of Block Party coverage! Better late than never I say. Alicia Bognanno of Bully busted out onto the stage in full blackened eye makeup ala Pris in Blade runner, tearing her voice up during older song scorcher “Feel the Same.” Their energy was contagious and kept the heat […]

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Photo credit: Sean Gilliland

Concert Review: Sparta at The Crocodile

Show Date: July 11, 2018

Sparta was launched by vocalist/guitarist Jim Ward with drummer Tony Hajjar in 2002 after the implosion of their previous band, At the Drive-In. Sparta went dormant around 2008, and in 2012 At the Drive-In stunned the music world by reuniting for a string of shows and festivals slots. Rumors of new music circled the web […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 2 Recap!

Show Date: July 21, 2018

It was a HOT ONE out there, and Spirit Award’s angular psych rock fit in perfectly with the weather. As we baked in the sun, waves of reverb washed through our ears and thoughts of passing out on the pavement in bliss seemed entirely plausible. The audience finally geared up enough energy to dance a […]

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Well, here we are: 6 films into a series that has taken up 22 years of our lives, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout being the most insane entry yet, but also the most fun. This time around, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) manages to lose Solomon Lane – the big bad from MI: Rogue Nation and […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Day 1 Recap!

Show Date: July 20, 2018

Dude York was the first to take the stage this year, and they did so with sun baked afternoon abandon. They lazily plodded through the ripping guitar chords of “Black Jack” as if playing a show was the easiest thing in the world. YEA NBD GUYS. “Thanks for coming out so early. Clearly none of […]

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Eighth Grade Elsie Fisher Josh Hamilton

Eighth Grade: A perfect picture of teen angst

It’s totally weird to watch a movie where you identify with both parent and kid — but that’s where I was at while watching Bo Burnham’s superb Eighth Grade: simultaneously identifying with, and tbh, crushing on, goofy, lovable dad Mark (Josh Hamilton) and feeling the extreme, angsty pain of Kayla (Elsie Fisher – goodgod THIS […]

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