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Beautify the Block Seeks to Change Rainier Vista from Within by Larry Mizell Jr. M an, I miss Soufend living. We used to stay on Alaska, right by Rainier Playfield (where I'd climb a tree to get to the roof of the community center, where...Show More Summary

I, Anonymusic

Diva Fever by Anonymous Dear washed-up diva: Your tech fucking sucks. He absolutely must be related to you—because if he's not, you are an even bigger fucker than you appear to be. You put the whole show behind with your absolute joke of a sound check. Show More Summary

From Lowbrow to High Art: The Rise and Rise of Peaches

From Lowbrow to High Art: An Interview with Art Superhero and Feminist Provocateur PeachesRELATED EVENT: PeachesRELATED LOCATION: ShowboxRELATED CONTENT: "Everyone Needs To Be a Feminist": A Pre-Bumbershoot Q&A With Peaches | 10 Frames: What Bumbershoot 2015 Looked Like (Peaches, the Weeknd, Silent Disco, Ellie Goulding) by Evan J. Show More Summary

Chris Cornell Interview, Extended Version

Chris Cornell Interview, Extended Version by Sean Nelson O f all the unlikely rock stars who emerged during the big wave of early-1990s Seattle, Chris Cornell probably seemed the least unlikely. The lead singer of Soundgarden had been...Show More Summary

"Oh, That's Who I Am!" An Interview with Soundgarden Singer and Solo Artist Chris Cornell

How Chris Cornell of Soundgarden Developed a Solo Identity He Could Relate To by Sean Nelson O f all the unlikely rock stars who emerged during the big wave of early-1990s Seattle, Chris Cornell probably seemed the least unlikely. The...Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Throwing Schadenfreude at Iggy Azalea, and New Hiphop from SneakGuapo and Jay Rock by Larry Mizell Jr. S o summer is deader than Meek Mill's Canadian tour bookings, school is back in—shout-out to all the teachers, y'all deserve everything—and police are still jumping on black bodies like they were Wiz Khalifa's hoverboard. Show More Summary

The Evidence of Human Presence

John Luther Adams's Experimental Composition Inuksuit Requires the Evidence of Your Presence by Roger Downey I want you to change any plans you have for this weekend and make room for a Saturday afternoon jaunt to Seward Park. If you...Show More Summary

Steve Fisk, Winner of the 2015 Stranger Genius Award in Music

Steve Fisk, Winner of the 2015 Stranger Genius Award in Music by Dave Segal ONCE: Turned down an offer from Green Day to produce the mega-popular punk band, right before they recorded their 1994 breakthrough album, Dookie. PRODUCED: A...Show More Summary

Rock 'n' Roll Roomies

Living with Dave Grohl—Literally by Ned Lannamann T here aren't many rock stars I'd actually want to be roommates with. Elvis Presley would always be clogging the toilet. Mick Jagger would always be sleeping with my dates. Ozzy Osbourne would constantly be trying to eat my hamster. Show More Summary

Listening to Choral Music Makes My Soul Crack Open

Listening to Choral Music Makes My Soul Crack Open by Rich Smith [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

I, Anonymusic

The Coup Played My Basement by Anonymous W hen I walked through the front door of my house, I had no idea that my roommates were hosting an after-party for the Coup that evening. I had no idea Boots Riley and his notoriously talented group of backing musicians were even in town or that they had just played a show at Seattle Center. Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Freedom and Tribulation

Outstanding New Hiphop from Everett (?!) Courtesy of Junk Food and UDF by Larry Mizell Jr. T his year, the annual blood rite known as the MTV Video Music Awards might've been the bloodiest ever. VMA best hiphop video winner Onika Tanya...Show More Summary

Bejar Now

On Poison Season, Destroyer Leaves the Indie Zeitgeist Behind and Heads into the Mystic by Elizabeth Nelson Bracy "They're going to the mystery/Let yourself go." —Van Morrison T he Established History of Rock and Roll rightly reckons...Show More Summary

Bumbershoot 2015 Performer Picks

Here Are the Artists the Artists You’re Excited to See Are Excited to See BABES IN TOYLAND If you don’t plan on seeing the Melvins, Peaches, and Dead Moon, you should just stay home. (Lori Barbiero) BIG SCARY The Bots: I hate comparing bands to other bands. Show More Summary

The High List

Bumbershoot High List: Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for When You're High as the Space Needle—AT the Space Needle! by Emily Nokes SATURDAY 9/5 Babes in Toyland MUSIC 5 pm, #NeverTamed Stage Recently re-formed after a 14-year hiatus,...Show More Summary

Take a Chance

You May Not Have Heard or Even Heard Of These Bumbershoot Artists, but They're Worth Taking a Chance On SATURDAY 9/5 PHOEBE BRIDGERS It would be easy to mistake Phoebe Bridgers's country-laced compositions for conventional acoustic singer-songwriter moves—if you weren't actually listening. Show More Summary

Let's Make a Jungle Gym Out of Ears

Let's Make a Jungle Gym Out of Ears: An Interview with Reggae/Dub Innovator Lee "Scratch" Perry by Trent Moorman Y ou don't simply interview reggae originator Lee "Scratch" Perry. You lob a question into the air and then step back and absorb the rhyming, ripened modules of thought he bounces back your way. Show More Summary

I, Anonymusic

I, Anonymusic: If You've Ever Recorded Video from Your Phone at a Concert, Fuck You. And Your Parents. by Anonymous Oh, man! That free concert at Pike Place was so rad! I got to watch four rad musicians play several rad songs by a rad band. Show More Summary

Skin Shedders

Keeping Up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard by Ned Lannamann A healthy lizard will shed its skin two to four times a year, sometimes more. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard keep roughly the same pace, changing their approach, sound, and instrumentation at a dizzying clip. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

What Beef Is—Drake vs. Meek, Raz Simone vs. Sol, and Black Lives Matter vs. Police Killing Black People by Larry Mizell Jr. I write to you today from the great planet of Brooklyn, the place where Christopher Wallace might've first pondered...Show More Summary

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