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The Agony and Ecstasy of Big Star's Complete Third, the Ultimate Broken Masterpiece

Big Star's Complete Third Set Reveals the Agony and Ecstasy of the Ultimate Broken Masterpiece by Everett True S o I had this idea for a review of this latest reissue of the third Big Star album. I thought that maybe I could point out...Show More Summary

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran on Staying Accessible, Learning from Kanye and Rihanna, and How the Walkman Changed Everything

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran on Staying Accessible, Learning from Kanye and Rihanna, and How the Walkman Changed Everything by Sean Nelson You've had an extraordinary career with a lot of ups and downs, and made a lot of records at a lot of levels of success. Show More Summary

Suicide Squeeze Records at 20: An Oral History

Suicide Squeeze Records at 20: Artists, Insiders, and Friends Remember the Beloved Seattle Indie’s First Two Decades by Amber Cortes N o one is more surprised by the longevity of Suicide Squeeze than David Dickenson, founder and (practically) sole proprietor of Suicide Squeeze over the past two decades. Show More Summary

As Drive Like Jehu Return to Seattle, Seattle Bands Describe Their Profound Influence

Drive Like Jehu Didn't Sell a Ton of Records, but Their Influence on Northwest Rock Runs Deep by Dave Segal D rive Like Jehu didn't sell many records during their brief existence, but the band's small, potent canon—1991's Drive LikeShow More Summary

Sam Coomes from Quasi Made a Solo Record, and It's a Cubist Pop Freak-Out

Sam Coomes from Quasi Made a Solo Record, and It's a Cubist Pop Freak-Out by Ryan J. Prado "I have never been interested in doing a solo album or having a solo career," says Sam Coomes. As you might imagine, he's sitting at a sidewalk picnic table at a North Portland coffee shop, his dog Murphy in tow. Show More Summary

Rock Against the TPP and the Checkered History of All-Star Activism Concerts

Rock Against the TPP and the Checkered History of All-Star Activism Concerts by Donovan Farley O n Friday, August 19, Showbox Sodo will host the Rock Against the TPP tour, a free show featuring Talib Kweli, actress Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag, Hawaiian slack-key guitar legend Makana, Downtown Boys, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and others. Show More Summary

Pfarmers Revisit Rajneeshpuram

Pfarmers Revisit Rajneeshpuram by Ciara Dolan N ot long ago, in the dusty deserts of Central Oregon, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh—an Indian philosophy professor turned entrepreneurial spiritual leader—bought all 64,000 acres of the Big Muddy Ranch. Show More Summary

How Did Cara Joy Clausen Get Jonathan Richman to Play Her Benefit? She Asked Him.

How Did Cara Joy Clausen Get Jonathan Richman to Play Her Benefit Show at Chop Suey? She Asked Him. by Dave Segal I f you doubt music's power to console, the case of Cara Joy Clausen may persuade you otherwise. Stricken with stage IV...Show More Summary

The (Sonic) Boom Years—Memories of a Newly Former Seattle Record Store Owner

The (Sonic) Boom Years—Memories of a Newly Former Seattle Record Store Owner by Nabil Ayers O n September 27, 1997, Jason and I had no fucking idea what we were getting ourselves into. We were in our mid-20s, both college graduates who...Show More Summary

TUF FEST Redresses the Gender Imbalance in Northwest Electronic Music

TUF FEST Redresses the Gender Imbalance in Northwest Electronic Music with a Free Festival on Sat July 9 by Amber Cortes C ecilia Corsano-Leopizzi, a freelance talent agent and former director of marketing at Decibel Festival, was so...Show More Summary

Jay Som’s Victory Moon Rising

San Francisco Musician Melina Duterte Can Shred by Ciara Dolan V ictory Moon. That’s the loose translation of Jay Som, San Francisco musician Melina Duterte’s baby-name-generator-inspired band name. Since 2012, Duterte (who also plays...Show More Summary

The Best Music We Failed to Write About in the First Half of 2016 Because Time Is Finite

The Best Music We Failed to Write About in the First Half of 2016 by Sean Nelson, Dave Segal, and Kim Selling G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society's Shit), Trans Day of Revenge What's that adage about how apologizing later is better than asking for permission first? It doesn't matter, G.L.O.S.S. Show More Summary

My Philosophy: The Best Local Hiphop You Missed in the First Half of 2016

My Philosophy: The Best Local Hiphop You Missed in the First Half of 2016 by Larry Mizell Jr. S o how was your Fourth? Good times? Brews and buds? Or just full of terrors and terrible reminders, sick ironies, and glaring hypocrisies? Let's table that for now—we're halfway through 2016. Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Rap Fashion Scumbag Ian Connor Finally Gets Ostracized, and Gucci Mane Is Not a Clone

My Philosophy: Rap Fashion Scumbag Ian Connor Finally Gets Ostracized, and Gucci Mane Is Not a Clone by Larry Mizell Jr. L ast week, I went to bed thinking about my favorite story in hiphop (possibly ever): the apparently widespreadShow More Summary

My Philosophy: Gifted Gab and Spekulation: Two Sides of Seattle Hiphop

My Philosophy: Gifted Gab and Spekulation, Two Sides of Seattle Hiphop, Celebrate New Albums This Week by Larry Mizell Jr. S eattle: Gifted Gab and Spekulation both have their album-release parties this Thursday, June 23, at the Crocodile and Barboza, respectively. Somewhat different crowds and community/fan love going on. Show More Summary

Musician and Author Ben Watt Forges On Through an Unpredictable Life and Career

Everything but the Plan—Musician and Author Ben Watt Forges On Through an Unpredictable Life and Career by Robert Ham B en Watt isn't particularly interested in trying to figure out how he got to this point in his life. Even after aShow More Summary

My Philosophy

My Philosophy: When David Turner Trolled De La Soul, He Was Really Taking a Stand Against Learning by Larry Mizell Jr. A couple weeks ago—a million years ago, before some sad soul committed the most horrific hate crime against LGBTQShow More Summary

Block Party at the Station Prepares for Its Sixth Annual Celebration of Beacon Hill Culture

Block Party at the Station Prepares for Its Sixth Annual Celebration of Beacon Hill Culture by Ana Sofia Knauf I n a city that's becoming whiter every year—nearly 70 percent as of 2014—Luis Rodriguez understands the necessity of creating spaces for Seattle's communities of color. Show More Summary

The Frenchy Bromance That Bloomed Between the Great Composer Henri Dutilleux and Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot

The Frenchy Bromance That Bloomed Between the Great Composer Henri Dutilleux and Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic MorlotTags: MusicRelated Content: | | by Rich Smith F rench composer Henri Dutilleux lived for decades in a small studio apartment on Île Saint-Louis in Paris, France. Show More Summary

Don't Sleep on A Good Day in the Ghetto

My Philosophy: Brighter Days Ahead (A Good Day in the Ghetto) and Behind (The Art of Organized Noize) by Larry Mizell Jr. L ife, it's said, comes at you fast. One day you're a powerful politician or captain of industry hiding bajillions in offshore accounts, when all of a sudden the Guardian tags that ass in a new photo on IG. Show More Summary

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