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Underwater

I’m still processing what went down on screen in Underwater, which is an insane Alien meets Cthulhu mashup that starts the action pretty much from frame one, and mostly doesn’t stop until its explosive (aaahahahahaaaaaa) ending. During the credit sequence, we’re treated to flashes of media headlines detailing the Kepler Corp’s deep sea drilling ops […]

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The Black Tones with special guests, members of Thunderpussy. Photo: Damon Kenner Photography, LLC

Photo Gallery: The Black Tones and Friends at Neumos on Dec. 27, 2019

Show Date: December 27, 2019

Seattle based rock-blues trio, The Black Tones, featuring twin sister and brother, Eva (vocals and guitar) and Cedric (drums) performed at Seattle’s Neumos on December 27, 2019. With opening acts, AFROCOP and Dark Smith warmed up the stage for one best shows of 2019. Joining The Black Tones on stage include their own mother and […]

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2019 Albums

The Top Seattle Albums of the 2010s

Look, there’s no way to properly do this list. And that’s why Seattle’s music scene is so wonderful. I’ve been utterly awash in Seattle music since moving to the city in 2011 (and then serving a couple of stints running arts departments at local publications. Trying to sum up a decade’s worth of beautiful and […]

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Now, Now. May 19, 2019. Neumos. Photo by: Imaginary David

2019 {in Photos}: Crying at the Rock Show

I never go to a show to get weepy. I want to rock out and enjoy the visceral experience of performance. I want to be part of an audience, sharing a mood. I want to better understand songs I’ve listened to dozens of times. But sometimes, involuntarily, crying just happens. I never break down to […]

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Suitcase: Come Back

For those who may not be familiar, Suitcase is a classic Seattle rock and roll band that was active nearly twenty years ago before the members went their separate ways. In 2001, the band released Lisabuela to critical acclaim and performed a handful of times on Seattle’s KEXP radio station. Just when they were taking off, […]

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The 10 Most Significant Seattle Albums of the 2010s

The difference between an artistic endeavor’s cultural footprint and its quality are not mutually exclusive, but they often diverge to a noticeable degree. The soundtrack to The Bodyguard is one of the five best-selling albums of all-time, but good luck finding someone who champions it as their favorite album ever. So while it might not […]

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Margot Robbie as ‘Kayla Pospisil’ and Kate McKinnon as ‘Jess Carr’ in BOMBSHELL. Photo Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle.

Bombshell

While it’s led by a trio of powerful female performances, I ultimately found Director Jay Roach’s fourth-wall breaking take on the Fox News/Roger Ailes scandal frustrating. Bombshell essentially takes all the news stories about Ailes’ takedown and mashes them into a dramatic retelling that shines a light on the women of Fox News — women […]

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The Dream Syndicate: These Times

The Dream Syndicate will be performing live at The Tractor Tavern in Ballard on Saturday, 14th December. Concert information and tickets are available here. In the early 1980s, an interesting scene developed where several bands from the Los Angeles area who were obsessed with 1960s music from the likes of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and […]

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