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The Top Five Things to Do in Seattle Today: W. Kamau Bell, The Vaselines, 'It's Gonna Blow' Screening, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' and More

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is recording his Seattle gigs for a new album. W. KAMAU BELLSat Jan 24 at 7 and 9 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts InstituteBack in 2005, the marvelously prickly comedian W. Kamau Bell became the first to tell an Obama joke on Comedy Central. Show More Summary

Transit Advocates Dance on the Grave of Tom Rasmussen

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

WSDOT Council Member Tom Rasmussen has a mixed record as chair of the transportation committee. “Halle-fucking-lujah.” That’s just one of the words I heard today while asking around about Council Member Tom Rasmussen’s decision not to...Show More Summary

Chop Suey to Retain Talent Buyer Jodi Ecklund and Remain a Music Venue

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jodi Ecklund, left, will keep on bookin' for Chop Suey. Chop Suey's new owners and popular talent buyer Jodi Ecklund have come to an agreement to keep her on staff, and the club will remain committed, as Ecklund put it in an e-mail to...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Wonderful Fiancé Turns Out To Be Total Shit Stain

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Female and 26. My wonderful boyfriend (now fiancé) asked me to marry him at Christmas. I said yes without hesitation. Super love him and totally want to be with him forever. Dreams do come true, right? Nope. There was a friend of mine that he took issue with. Show More Summary

How to Make It Through a Weekend Devoid of Seahawks Football, Plus a Team Update

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ken Durden/Shutterstock You're better off not watching football this weekend. For those of you newly insufferably hooked on football, I have a dire warning: You’re in that bye weekend before the Super Bowl, where you know there’s no football. Show More Summary

Borrowed Love: S.O.S. Band's Mary Davis Sings About Matters of the Heart

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

S.O.S. Band: Mary Davis and her colleagues, taking their sweet, sweet time. The beginning of S.O.S. Band's "Just Be Good to Me," off their 1983 album On the Rise, is just incredible. There is a cry from what sounds like the urban wilderness. Show More Summary

Rape Jokes Aren't Edgy, but W. Kamau Bell Is

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell throws down tomorrow at Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center. First of all, did you know that W. Kamau Bell has an entire podcast about Denzel Washington? HE HAS AN ENTIRE PODCAST ABOUT DENZEL WASHINGTON. Show More Summary

OMG One-Thousand-Foot Water Slide Coming to Seattle in July! I Hope!

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Slide the City Could this possibly be real? I saw this last night in a NyQuil stupor and assumed it was fake because if it's not then THIS IS THE BIGGEST NEWS EVER! Forget the Super Bowl, a company called Slide the City has chosen Seattle...Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: Have You Ever Laughed So Hard You Peed Your Pants?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For the record, the two sisters in this photo DID NOT PEE IN THEIR PANTS. Because they're sisters, though, this photo reminds me of the time my own sister, with a pair of pantyhose pulled over her face, told me a joke that was so frickin'...Show More Summary

Want the New Hugo House to Have a Theater? You Gotta Tell 'Em

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brett Love, performance binge-watcher who sat through 270 shows in 2014 and all-round spirit animal of the Seattle theater scene—especially the fringier, world-premierier part of it—is rallying the troops on Facebook. As you're probably...Show More Summary

William S. Burroughs Was Better as a Movie Star Than as a Writer

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

William S. Burroughs: “Okay, now just put the apple on your head, dear.” There are two Burroughses. One is fascinating, the other one not so much. One is like a creature from another world; the other has the originality of an artist who finds middle-class values to be suffocating and dadaism to be liberating. Show More Summary

The Hypocrisy of Tim Burgess on Progressive Taxation

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog Alternate picture here. Last week, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess published a blog post bemoaning "Our State's Regressive Tax Structure." We need more progressive taxation! Hear hear! This is something we've been braying about at The Stranger for years. Show More Summary

Tangerine Dream Keyboardist/Ambient-Music Icon Edgar Froese, 1944-2015

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Edgar Froese—founding member of the vastly influential German band Tangerine Dream and a remarkable soundtrack composer and ambient musician—passed away January 20 in Vienna from a pulmonary embolism. He was 70. As keyboardist for Tangerine...Show More Summary

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Our Town at 12th Avenue Arts TONIGHT

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Win a pair of tickets for tonight's show! Stranger Genius-winning theater company Strawberry Theatre Workshop wants to send some lucky Slog reader on a high octane thrillercoaster ride to the extreme edge of sanity, which is to say,Show More Summary

Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love Is Great Because We Need Them More Than They Need Us

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BRIGITTE SIRE Sleater-Kinney (L-R): Janet Weiss, Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein… ’cause they understood. You think it’s over now/But we’ve only just begun.” So goes the priceless, invigorating taunt that Elvis Costello and the Attractions...Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People Waiting In Line Outside the Kingfish Cafe: Whatcha Gonna Order?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Nya, "All I want is chocolate cake! That's it!" Nya's Aunt Tanya, "I hope they have the crab cakes." Kelly O Sel, "I've never been, but I think I'll order the catfish." Lynn, "I want the sweet tea pork chop!" Mike, "It's gonna...Show More Summary

Anyone Tried Out The Pono Music Player?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I dunno if y'all remember last year's hype over this thing, the Pono—a new digital music player which is supposed to deliver major sound improvement over all the other current music/sound delivery devices/services. Celeb musician involvement notwithstanding (Neil Young is the "founder and CEO" of Pono), it's promise of fidelity WAS encouraging. Show More Summary

Old Dogs Need Love Too

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This Sunday, Ardeth De Vries will read from her book Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell. This event is copresented by Old Dog Haven, a local organization that rescues senior dogs (which are less likely to be adopted) from shelters and finds them loving homes to live out their lives. Show More Summary

Films That Are Better Than the Books They're Adapted From

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mortdecai opens on Friday, January 23. Evidence—the absence of a preview screening, the fact that Johnny Depp is the star—indicates that David Koepp's film is unlikely to do justice to Kyril Bonfiglioli's brilliant P. G. Wodehouse–meets–Elmore Leonard novels, from which it is adapted. Show More Summary

The Top Five Things to Do in Seattle Today: Miranda July, Elvis Invitationals, Beacon and Lord Raja, Naked Lunch, and More

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Todd Cole Weirdo-turned-author Miranda July. MIRANDA JULYFri Jan 23 at 7:30 pm at NeptuneYou've seen her films The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know, now hear her read from her debut novel, entitled The First Bad Man. If heShow More Summary

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