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Innovation Is Perverted: A Talk With Seattle Artist Clyde Peterson, Winner of $25,000 Arts Innovator Grant

Courtesy of the artist Clyde Peterson. Innovator. I don't want to do too much throat-cleary description of Clyde Peterson, the Seattle artist who won one of two $25,000 Arts Innovator Awards this year from Artist Trust. Right over here...Show More Summary

Fighting To Make the Woman Unlikeable: An Interview With The Babadook Director Jennifer Kent

By now, you’re likely to have heard or read about The Babadook, the smart, sleek, and properly scary Australian horror film about a single mother, her oddball son, and the picture book that rips into their life like a waking nightmare. Show More Summary

A Brief Interview with Daniel Riddle of Hitting Birth, the Best Band on No Seattle Comp

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Soul Jazz Records’ new compilation No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-1997 (featured in this week’s Stranger), no group sounds odder or more out of step with that time’s prevalent sound than Portland’s Hitting Birth. Show More Summary

Ho-Ho-Holy Shit: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Is Fucking INSANE!

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Kirk Cameron has a confession to make: "I...love...CHRISTMAS!" In this week's film section, I wrote a thousand words about Kirk Cameron's amazing new movie Saving Christmas, covering how the film's tagline—"Putting...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is King Khan's "Gone Are The Times"

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From Arish Khan: "In light of the recent happenings in Ferguson, I would like to send my deepest sympathies out to all Americans who must live under such injustice. On the cover is a mugshot of a young Malcolm X, imagine what would have happened if he hadn't been murdered at such a young age. Show More Summary

Dusty Lips, Eurodanceparty USA, and Prom Queen Play a Benefit for YouthCare Tomorrow Night

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dusty Lips are and amalgamation of the Dusty 45s and the Country Lips. And Eurodanceparty USA is comprised from members of "Balkan-inflected brass band Orkestar Zirkonium, the global-folk-pop duo the Lonely Coast, the Eastern European Jewish folk-punk revivalist project Nu Klezmer Army." I have seen the Lonely Coast before and they are delightful. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Profile & Courage

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 31 year old hetero male and I've been with my wife for about 9 years, married for 4. We recently made a mutually driven decision to become poly and have been growing into this for about two months. So far so good. In my younger...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is: Intelligent Hoodlum's "Grand Groove"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Back in the day, when DJ Riz Rollins had a popular residency on Friday night at the Rebar, he never failed to blend this hiphop classic with the source of its funky sample, "Remind Me" by Patrice Rushen?. A tune about a woman worshiping...Show More Summary

UK Post-Punk Legends the Pop Group to Play Neumos March 12

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of the most sonically and lyrically revolutionary bands from the UK's post-punk movement, the Pop Group, will be playing Neumos March 12, 2015. It's their first-ever Seattle appearance. The Pop Group's combustible combination ofShow More Summary

The Track of the Day Is Afrocop's "Worlds of Wonder"

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What Seattle's Afrocop have done here is to reimagine Can's “Vitamin C”—a subliminal slab of shuffle funk and a B-boy favorite for years—as a space-jazz odyssey. In doing so, they (Noel Brass Jr., Andy Sells, Carlos Tulloss, and Doug...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Comes With a Question: Do People Still Love Marilyn Manson?

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here's the first song released from his newest album, The Pale Emperor (due out on January 20th.) Sounds like he's mellowing out. Though a "Seven Day Binge" sounds a lot like a "Dope Show," now doesn't it? I love his new press photo. No signs of aging... Biz 3 Publicity [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Local Musicians Band Together to Pay Tribute to The Last Waltz and Help Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Several Seattle musicians have been rehearsing like mad to take on one of roots rock’s sacred cows: The Last Waltz LP by the Band. They’ll be paying tribute to it November 23 at the Tractor Tavern. (If you haven’t seen Martin Scorsese’s...Show More Summary

Republican Calls Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet"

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today, President Obama announced an interesting new plan to preserve net neutrality: Basically, he wants the FCC to recognize the internet as a utility. As Jacob Kasttrenakes at The Verge explains, "This means that internet providers...Show More Summary

The New and Improved Cinerama Opens on November 20

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lara Swimmer The Cinerama's new mural. The word from the people at Vulcan is that the Cinerama is reopening November 20th with a grand screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. (The theater closed for renovations on August 4th.) There have been some not insignificant changes in the place, which I will describe in a future post. Show More Summary

A Young Man Died Over the Weekend at Seattle's FreakNight Party

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

20-year-old Aaron J. Altman died from an apparent overdose of the drug "Molly" after attending last Friday's circus-themed FreakNight dance party at WaMu Theater. The Seattle Times reported that 16 other attendees ended up at Harborview...Show More Summary

McDonald's Tries to Prove McRibs Aren't Disgusting By Showing the Disgusting Process of How McRibs Are Made

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This McDonald's-produced video is making the rounds today. In it, a supposed McRib "skeptic" learns that nothing but the most wholesome food goes into McRibs. Or something like that: So here's the arc of the video: A man retweets a photograph of a frozen McRib patty and basically calls it disgusting. Show More Summary

Song Exploder Is a Podcast That Gets Very Deep into the Musical Creative Process

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Song Exploder is a podcast hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway in which musicians dissect their songs in great detail to reveal how they were created. Each episode is about 10-15 minutes and by the end of it, you get a thorough understanding of the track under discussion and its creator. Show More Summary

Recording Allegedly Captures Republican Sen. Andy Hill Suggesting His Canvassers Don't Look Like "Thugs"

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State State Senator Andy Hill Republican Andy Hill is in a hotly contested race against Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower to represent the Kirkland and Sammamish area in the Washington State Senate. And Hill seems to be worried, according to an audio recording provided to The Stranger. Show More Summary

Today's SPOOKY Song of the Day is Coil's Take on "Tainted Love"

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We all know "Tainted Love." Most probably became familiar with the song from Soft Cell's undying (undead?) version, released in 1981 and essentially inescapable after that, whether you're at a wedding or a leather bar. Many (younger)...Show More Summary

Hari Kondabolu's Cure for the Redskins

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Acclaimed comic and Stranger fave Hari Kondabolu applies himself the helping the Washington Redskins solve the problem of their idiotic name. Kondabolu's recipe for a cure: If the Redskins insist on keeping the name, they should consider...Show More Summary

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