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Fake Trade at Lo-Fi, DJ Funk D'Void at Q Nightclub, 1800HaightStreet at Kremwerk by Dave Segal WEDNESDAY 7/1 FAKE TRADE'S EERIE, LO-FI ABSTRACTIONS This show is a smorgasbord of fascinating experimental music featuring three California artists and three locals. Show More Summary

Big Phone's Machine Intelligence

Big Phone's Machine Intelligence—How Producer/Developer Kenric McDowell Made Seattle's Best Techno Release in a DecadeReleases Under the Moniker Big Phone by Dave Segal E veryone cursing the influx of tech people to Seattle should meet Kenric McDowell. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

DeLouRue Gets Patriotic, Vonnegut Gets Booked, Queer Guerrillas Take the Hill! by Adrian Ryan {{ image: 1 }} WEDNESDAY 7/1 'FREEDOM FANTASIA' Well, that was quite a Pride-y little ride, now wasn't it? But there's no rest for the wicked,...Show More Summary

Heart Is in the Grooves

Cascade Record Pressing Brings Vinyl Manufacturing to Oregon by Ned Lannamann O regon's first vinyl pressing plant is now open for business. On May 28, Cascade Record Pressing began accepting orders for vinyl projects, with runs of 500...Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Eye 4 an Eye by Larry Mizell Jr. H appy White People's Independence Day. To paraphrase Chris Rock, "The slaves weren't free, but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Black people have their own Independence Day. It's a holiday (it should...Show More Summary

The High List

Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for Stoners: Clear Eyes, Full Toilet, Can't Lose. Plus: Scared of Chaka Reunion! by Emily Nokes 'The Destroyer Has a Master Plan' ART Through Aug 1, Speckled & Drake (1355 E Olive Way) Local artist/musician/fortune-teller...Show More Summary

Trans Am's Pyroclastic Fun

Trans Am's Pyroclastic Fun by Trent Moorman T en albums later, and the three-piece known as Trans Am is still barreling through layers of earth crust and rock. Post rock, prog rock, hard rock, electro rock—their drill bits have seen it all. Show More Summary

Have You Heard the Buzz About Substation?

Have You Heard the Buzz About Substation? by Dave Segal T he Canal Substation on Northwest 45th Street buzzes ominously. The building—which supplies electricity to Seattle—is festooned with signs warning DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE KEEP OUT....Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for Stoners: Put the High in Pra-hide with Gayzer Laser and George Michael Sing-Along by Emily Nokes Washington's First Dinosaur SCIENCE Mon–Sun, Burke Museum (University of Washington, 17th Ave NEShow More Summary

Data Breaker

Happy House Maven Juan MacLean, Detroit Techno Icon Kevin Saunderson, Rare Air Ambient Night by Dave Segal THURSDAY 6/25 JUAN MACLEAN TROTS OUT HIS HAPPY HOUSE AND CLASSY DISCO CUTS FOR STIFFED Hard to believe now, but Juan MacLean once played guitar with '90s Sub Pop electro-rock badasses Six Finger Satellite. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

Crème De La Pride by Adrian Ryan H ullomosexuals! Welcome to your LGBT Pride! Whether you are lesbian, gay, bacon, or tomato, you know good and well that there are infinity Pride events priding all over the damn place this week—enough to spin your pretty little head and do serious rainbow-colored damage to your liver. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

A Glorious Cause (and Its Effect) by Larry Mizell Jr. A s I write this, I turn to the only thing that ever makes me feel better—well, besides food, sex, and human connection—music. Thundercat's new song, "Them Changes," speaks to me: "Nobody move, there's blood on the floor/And I can't find my heart... Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Poster for Nark's Pride Weekend by Aaron Huffman {{ image: 1 }} K evin Kauer and illustrator Ian O'Phelan ( have made a couple of lovely posters for this year's Nark Pride events. (See if you can spot their Pride Cruise...Show More Summary

Willie Nelson: Gay-Rights Advocate, Fifth-Degree Black Belt, Wizard

Trent Moorman Interviews Willie Nelson by Trent Moorman T he 82-year-old outlaw-country-music king and gay-rights advocate Willie Nelson isn't just alive and kicking, he's kicking through boards. For his 81st birthday, Willie earnedShow More Summary

Data Breaker

MPC Master araabMUZIK, SHXCXCHCXSH's Alien Techno, TÂCHES's Slow-House by Dave Segal WEDNESDAY 6/17 ARAABMUZIK BRINGS HIS MPC SORCERY TO THE FWD WEEKLY Q's future-leaning FWD weekly taps highly in-demand remixer araabMUZIK (aka Providence, Rhode Island's Abraham Orellana) this week. Show More Summary

Joey Bada$$ Will Be Your Friend If You Don't Like His Music, He Doesn't Give a Fuck

Joey Bada$$ Will Be Your Friend If You Don't Like His Music, He Doesn't Give a Fuck by Ansel Herz I f you don't dig his music, 20-year-old Joey Bada$$ says he's fine with it. Bada$$ is one of the most traditional rappers in the game;...Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Poster for Chris Staples by Aaron Huffman {{ image: 1 }} T his junior-high-notebook aesthetic is popping up a lot this spring/summer. At first I was all like "Ugh," but now, much to my surprise, I'm solidly in the "Hmmm" or "Heh" camp. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Cannonballs and Bullets by Larry Mizell Jr. L et's dive right in. All the hiphop is happening on Saturday, June 20, so choose your own adventure. For starters, new jack old soul Joey Badass is playing the Showbox, and game-changing elder statesmen of hiphop De La Soul will be playing the EMP with Brothers from Another. Show More Summary


#LOVETHEHILL: A New Installation Honoring the Character of Capitol Hill by Trent Moorman S omething new is going up on Broadway between Pike and Pine. And it's not a mixed-use, shit-box apartment building or a Starbucks. It's an installation...Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for Stoners: The Illusionists, Black Lizard, Divas Take the Hill, and Solstice? Yes! by Emily Nokes 'The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible' THEATER/MAGIC June 16–21, 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 Fifth...Show More Summary

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