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Against the Odds, Summit Block Party Will Happen August 22

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Many people thought Summit Hill Block Party was history after the Summit Inn—its operational base—was sold last year, but the event is happening after all, on August 22. 17 acts representing a healthy cross-section of Seattle's underground...Show More Summary

The Bozos in Olympia Have Killed the Bill to Increase Funding for Washington Filmmaking

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Enough with Olympia, let's focus on this place. Photo by Chris Hadfield/NASA Washington Filmworks has announced that SB 6027 (the bill to expand the incentive fund for film production in Washington from $3.5 million to $10 million a year) "was not included in the final budget" of the state legislature. Show More Summary

We Are Now Your One-Stop Shop for Things to Do During Capitol Hill Block Party

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This picture is from last year's CHBP, but the song remains the same, jean shorts-wise. Kelly O To the tune of "Ready or Not" by the Fugees: Like it or not, here it comes, it's going to find you and make you want it: Capitol Hill Block Party, 2015 edition. Show More Summary

You're Getting an Extra Second Today, Don't Waste It

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a giver. Helga Esteb/Shutterstock Neil deGrasse Tyson, friendly astrophysicist extraordinaire, has informed us via Facebook that the minute of 4:59 p.m. Pacific Time will have 61 seconds in it. Why is this happening!? He explains: Today marks the 26th time a Leap Second will be added to the calendar. Show More Summary

It's Heeeerrrreeee. Apple Music Has Launched. (On the Very Last New Music Tuesday.)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

They've got The Chronic! No update on that new Dre album though. Today is the day. You can now add Apple Music to your list of potential streaming services. It's available on all iOS devices, and there's a desktop app for you PCs users. Show More Summary

Dylann Roof and His Fascination with a Seattle-Based White Power Group

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A man photographed at a Seattle ferry terminal two days after the Charleston shooting. Jay Trinidad As the internet has learned by now, alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof seems to have drawn some violent, racist inspiration fromShow More Summary

Dawn Cerny, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Visual Art

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

“Get a bigger rape whistle.” Kelly O Makes: Prints, paintings, sculptures, jokes, and performances. Uses: Words, glitter, paper soldiers, tissues, and animal claws reaching hilariously into the frame. Has: A sense of humor that's pointed...Show More Summary

Surrounded by Protesters, Chris Christie Announces Run for Presidency

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As we have been anticipating for days, Chris Christie, formerly a Republican favorite, currently a wannabe comeback kid, has finally stood behind a lectern at his alma mater, Livingston High School, and announced his run for the presidency. Show More Summary

Naked Bike Ride Drama in Portland: Nude Roller Skater vs. Homophobes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As the crowd gathered on Saturday night at Col. Summers Park in anticipation of the annual World Naked Bike Ride—not everyone in attendance were there to have a good time. Photographer Aaron Wessling was on the scene and witnessed a dust-up between a couple of homophobic/nude-hating Christians and the WNE crowd. Show More Summary

Elliott's and Ivar's Reopen, Pike Place Market Breaks New Ground, Ernest Loves Agnes Will Replace the Kingfish Cafe

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The new Ivar's Acres of Clams: It only cost $20 million. Ivar's Elliott’s Oyster House and Ivar’s Acres of Clams Reopen This Week After being closed for nine months due to the city’s seawall construction project, two of Seattle’s biggest...Show More Summary

In Writing News: OED 2015 Adds Photobomb, Cisgender, Sext, Vape, Hot Mess. Plus Is Twitter Better than an MFA for POC?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A photobombing camel, in honor of the OED's inclusion of the word "photobomb" into the lexicon. Dmitri Gomon / shutterstock.com • The Oxford English Dictionary added some new words this June, including cisgender, intersectionality, freegan, hot mess, photobomb, sext, stank, twerk, and vape. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Homeless Encampment Locations, the Mayor's Police Reform Proposal, and a Drone Attack at Pride

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Earlier this year, a man fell to his death from an I-5 retaining wall near this homeless encampment perched on the edge. Heidi Groover Three New Homeless Encampments on City Land Are Expected to Open in August: And Heidi explains where...Show More Summary

Why It's Total Bullshit That the State Legislature Is Killing a Clean Fuel Standard

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seriously, Washington? Seriously? victorass/Shutterstock Over the weekend, state lawmakers arrived at a deal to finally pass a transportation package. Well, "deal" is a strong word. Over the weekend, certain lawmakers capitulated toShow More Summary

Here's Where We Might See Three New City-Sanctioned Homeless Encampments

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sites labeled in green are up for use this year. Those in red are potential future sites. See a full map below. The mayor's office has announced the Seattle public lands that will be eligible for new city-sanctioned homeless encampments...Show More Summary

In Drone News: Drone Knocks Woman Unconscious at Seattle's Pride Parade

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Does Seattle need to institute better rules for drones? Maria Dryfhout/Shutterstock Just when you thought I was done writing about drones—er, quadcopters—comes this news (via the Seattle Times): A woman was knocked unconscious Sunday...Show More Summary

This Week In Music Memoriam: Chris Squire, Harold Battiste, Jr., Phil Austin, and Gary Quackenbush

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Squire passed away on Sunday, June 28. Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com • Chris Squire, bassist for English progressive group Yes, died over the weekend; he was 67. His death is something of shock, as he'd just been diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia last month. Squire started playing music in 1965 with a local beat group called the Selfs. Show More Summary

In Music News: MSG Not-So-Meatless for Morrissey, Kendrick Lamar's Uplifting "Alright," Rihanna’s Video Has a Trailer

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who the eff orders chicken fingers at a Morrissey concert? • First, a moment of silence for bassist and Yes cofounder Chris Squire. Squire passed away yesterday at the age of 67 after having announced only a month ago that he was suffering from leukemia. Show More Summary

If You Could Ask the Band Slayer ONE Question, What Would It Be?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless Slayer fan. I have been just about my whole life. They play tomorrow at White River Amphitheatre with King Diamond and a fistful of other metal bands. I realize there probably aren't even...Show More Summary

The 29 Elected Officials Who Can't Handle the Truth: Which WA Legislators Voted No on Native History in Public Schools

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOUNT RUSHMORE Seattle artist Andrew Morrison made this painting in 2012, featuring, from left, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, "Old Cheyenne" (the name applied to a famous image of a Cheyenne man), and Princess Angelina, Chief Seattle's daughter. Show More Summary

Good Heavens! Glitterbeat to Reissue Laraaji's 1980 Classic Ambient 3: Day of Radiance

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If there's a heaven, this album is surely soundtracking it. Glitterbeat Records—the great label run by former Seattleite/Walkabouts member Chris Eckman—will reissue new age legend Laraaji's Day of Radiance on CD and LP on October 9. As Glitterbeat did with the 2014 rerelease of Jon Hassell/Brian Eno's Fourth World Vol. Show More Summary

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