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No Two Lit Crawls Are Exactly Alike (or, How Lindy West Rocked My World Last Night)

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ask any one of the scores of people packed into the Lit Crawl afterparty at the Hugo House last night what their favorite part of the evening was, and you'd hear a different answer every time. For such a well-attended event—hundredsShow More Summary

Seattle Is a City That's Supposed to Have Very Little Weather

18 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM Raining like never before... One of the reasons I settled in Seattle is because the city has very little weather. Chicago is a great example of a city that suffers from too much weather in the winter and the summer. This fact was the main source of the surprise I felt upon learning that the heads of Boeing decided to relocate there. Show More Summary

Mormons Invite Us Into Their Underpants

22 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' panties are in a twist over humanity's inability to properly respect their twisted panties. To help remedy the situation, the Church has released a video, which contains "more detailed...Show More Summary

LFO Member, Bjork and Depeche Mode Producer Mark Bell Has Died

British electronic musician Mark Bell died last week after complications following an operation, according to a statement on the website of his label, Warp Records. He was 43. Bell was best known as half of the UK electronic group LFO and as a producer on Björk's Homogenic and Volta and Depeche Mode's Exciter. Show More Summary

The First-Ever Orcas Island Film Festival Was Awesome

You're aware you live in a city where you can just get on a seaplane that takes off from Lake Union and lands in the San Juan Islands in 35 minutes, right? You're aware of this? And are you aware that if you take off from Lake UnionShow More Summary

Charles Mudede's Smoke Farm Symposium Talk "Adventures With Thomas Piketty"

We've just uploaded the talk Charles gave at this summer's Smoke Farm Symposium. Topics discussed: His father's past as a highly principled economist in Zimbabwe (he refused to use the information he learned about its stock market for...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Responsible for the Ebola Crisis

Republicans are proud of their endless budget cuts. They love to quote Ronald Reagan's joke about how "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help,'" which never fails to set Teabagger audiences into apoplectic fits of applause and mouth-breathing cheers of approval. Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Anh at Momiji

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Anh Where: Momiji Buy Her A Shot Of: Well whiskey or Fernet. “I’m pretty easy,” Anh says. “I’m just trying to get there.” Ask Her To Make You An: Old Fashioned. “That’s probably my favorite, but I like making whatever people like to drink,” she says. What She’s Doing When She’s Not At The Bar: “I go out and dance. Show More Summary

Rare Native American Rock, Folk, Country Music Spotlighted on New LITA Comp

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On November 25, Seattle-based label Light in the Attic will release a collection of ultra-rare songs by Native American musicians, Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. LITA is calling this 34-track...Show More Summary

Your Robot Band Sucks: Captured! By Robots’ JBOT Reviews Three Robotic Bands

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Captured! By Robots' robotic band is ironically looking more human these days. Captured! By Robots is what happens when you take a misanthropic musician and throw him in a room with a bunch of tools and scrap metal—he builds his own emotionally abusive robotic band. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Just in time for Halloween, a respectfully-dressed nurse. Terry Gilliam's Unending Imagination: Check out his new film The Zero Theorem at the Grand Illusion tonight. Enjoy An "International Orgy of Literature": When it goes down atShow More Summary

The Song of the Day is "Invisible Girl" by King Khan and BBQ

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why? Because they're traveling all the way from Berlin, Germany to play for us this Saturday at the Crocodile! And because, well, Arish Khan is a Superhero! And Mark BBQ has the voice of an angel! And because girls AREN'T invisible! And because, um, in this video... uh, WHO LIKES BIRD POOP? Nobody that's who! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Drums Play "Perfectly Wrong" and "Comically Bad"—and They Headline Neumos Tonight

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Drums Jacob Graham (left), and Jonny Pierce "We're not classically trained musicians; we don't know how to play chords on a guitar," says Jacob Graham, co-founder of stylish Brooklyn band the Drums—a band that totally has a couple guitar chords on its new album, Encyclopedia. Show More Summary

Hazel Nut: Dave Webb's Stunning Solo Guitar Set at Vermillion

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Walking into Vermillion last night to check out Table & Chairs’ improv monthly, I was instantly riveted by a longhaired dude seated in the back bar area, playing his Gibson Firebird to a sparse, rapt crowd. It was Dave Webb, guitarist...Show More Summary

Last Night in Performance: Thawed Vaudevillians and Holographic Pop Stars

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nate Watters The Vaudevillians: Not even a century spent frozen in ice can dampen their joie de vivre. Last night, the Seattle Repertory Theatre kicked off its 2015-2015 season with The Vaudevillians, the critically acclaimed cabaret...Show More Summary

King Crimson Were Frippin' Amazing Last Night at the Moore

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

[Forgive the detail-deficient nature of this review. I tried to take notes in the darkened theater, but the discreet light from my phone near my lap apparently bothered the guy next to me. Because, despite the spectacle of seven world-class...Show More Summary

Seattle Food News: A Shy Chef Opens an Enormous Italian Restaurant, Al Pacino Eats at a Different Italian Restaurant

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bo Kim (GKPR) Rigoletto is named after an accursed, hunch-backed court jester (a fictional one). Rigoletto is now open in South Lake Union. The huge, antique-industrial-posh space is in Amazon’s new bedroom community near Mercer and I-5, close to Fierabend and the Victory Lounge. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Central District Church Protests Pot Store, Shouting "Shut It Down!"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CF Something like 150 to 200 churchgoers participated in a protest of the pot store at 23rd and Union yesterday. Mount Calvary Christian Center Is Pissed About Uncle Ike's Pot Store Being So Close to Them: Our state law prevents potShow More Summary

Guest Editorial: I Lost My Son to Gun Violence. Please Vote Yes on Initiative 594.

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Richard Martinez Many remember Richard Martinez for what he said in May, after his son was killed in a mass shooting in Santa Barbara. At the time, he asked: "When will this insanity stop?" Now he believes Washington State's...Show More Summary

Morning News: The Stranger's Office Mouse Has Moved to the Editorial Department

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pakhnyushcha/Shutterstock Look, the little critter probably just wants to be our friend! Or it has found Charles's secret stash of red wine. (Actual Megan Seling Mouse not pictured.) BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday afternoon, as we were all...Show More Summary

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