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Dre’zy and Too Smoove at EMP's Sound Off 2016. Photo courtesy of EMP staff

Looking forward to the Sound Off! 2016 Finals after my mind was blown last weekend

I had the extreme honor of being a judges this past Saturday at the last semifinal round in this year’s EMP’s Sound Off!. I knew I had my work cut out for me. Every Sound Off! show I’ve seen over the last 15 years has featured one astounding young band after another.  After all, bands […]

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Hear the next big thing now! EMP’s Sound Off! 2016!

The EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition puts a spotlight on our area’s abounding riches of talented all ages bands (rules are: under 21 and live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia). It’s a best of the battle of the bands – taking out the “Mean Girls popularity” quotient, and rewarding those with the creative […]

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Newsmash: Thoughts about caucuses, favorite songs, and reasons to leave the house

Hello dear February and all that you’ve brought with you this week! Political things are kicking up and getting real with all kinds of insanity and importance. Have you caucused before? I remember the first caucus I went to back in 2004. Thank goodness I had the guide that our pal Lawrence put together for […]

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Recommended Event: Bowie Bash at the EMP {10/12}

YOU GUYS. The EMP is pulling out all the stops this month with 31 Days of Halloween events, and the big costume party this year is ALL ABOUT BOWIE! In order to celebrate David Bowie's induciton into the Science Fiction and Fantasty Hall of Fame, they're throwing a Bowie Invades: Fashionably Undead Bash this Saturday, 10/12!  There […]

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Recommended Show: A benefit for The Glamour and the Squalor at EMP with Sean Nelson, The Young Evils & more {10/11}

The Glamour and the Squalor is a project I've been excited about from the beginning: a kick-ass documentary about a kick-ass guy, Marco Collins, covering both his impact on the music world AND its impact on him. Just in case you weren't listening to KNDD 107.7 The End in the 90s, Marco was the DJ […]

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A Very Imaginary Guide to Halloween-y Things in Seattle

I love fall. And I REALLY love October, because I LOVE Halloween. I’ve got two boxes full of costumes and decorations that I’m constantly adding to, my pantry is full of everything pumpkin spice, and my DVD shelf is lined with 100 or so horror flicks. And the best thing about all this is: I […]

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Recommended Exhibit: Amazing photos of The Rolling Stones in 1972 at the EMP

Mick Jagger backstage at the Forum, Los Angeles, California 1972 | All images © copyright and courtesy Jim Marshall Photography LLC Since I know next-to-nothing about photography and famous photographers, I had never heard of Jim Marshall before I stepped into the new The Rolling Stones 1972, Photographs by Jim Marshall exhibit. (Obviously, though, I […]

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