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Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). Photo by Julien Bourgeois

Cat Power Powers Through

The acclaimed singer-songwriter chats about her stripped-down new album ‘Wanderer,’ motherhood, and when performance gets in the way of the song.

 

Sloucher displaying surprisingly decent posture. Photo by Eleanor Petry

Sloucher Is Not Posturing

The Seattle band doesn’t shy away from embracing ’90s guitar rock on ‘Be True.’

 

City Arts Ceases Publication

The free local culture magazine shuts down operations after 12 years.

 

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos

The Soft Comfort of Frankie Cosmos

Sub Pop’s tenderest band brings its indie pop to The Neptune.

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos
Jonah Ray (yellow) joins Crow, Servo, and original host Joel Hodgson on the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ live tour. Photo courtesy MST3K

The Timeless Formula of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Goes Live

New host Jonah Ray discusses tour, honorable riffs, and nerd fan acceptance

Jonah Ray (yellow) joins Crow, Servo, and original host Joel Hodgson on the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ live tour. Photo courtesy MST3K
Pedro the Lion. Photo by Ryan Russell

Pedro the Lion Returns with “Yellow Bike”

After nearly 15 years without new music, the Seattle band releases a song and video from the upcoming album, ‘Phoenix.’

Pedro the Lion. Photo by Ryan Russell
Mr. Daisey’s desk at Seattle Rep. Photo by Seth Sommerfeld

‘A People’s History’ Takes Aim at American Triumphalism

Mike Daisey’s 18-part monologue at Seattle Rep serves as an engaging, fiery, and confrontational history class.

Mr. Daisey’s desk at Seattle Rep. Photo by Seth Sommerfeld
A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum

The Royal Opulence of ‘Peacock in the Desert’

Seattle Art Museum’s showcase of Indian art might lack cultural depth, but it’s certainly a spectacle.

A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum
Mitski auditioning for a role in a new <em>Poltergeist </em>film. Photo by Bao Ngo

Seattle Halloween Concert Guide

With a handful of stellar options, how should one celebrate Rocktober?

Mitski auditioning for a role in a new <em>Poltergeist </em>film. Photo by Bao Ngo

‘The Vikings Begin’ Refocuses Scandinavian History

The Nordic Museum exhibit captures an interesting slice of the lesser-known Norse past.

Wild Powwers Gets Under Your ‘Skin’

With its new album, the trio proves that it’s the only modern Seattle grunge band that matters.

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards (left) brings her self-aware dance tunes to The Neptune. Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel

A Reflection on Musical Whiteness with Tune-Yards

Worldbeat art pop mainstay Merrill Garbus chats about the need creative culture to go beyond simple racial awareness in the current climate.

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards (left) brings her self-aware dance tunes to The Neptune. Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel

‘And In This Corner: Cassius Clay’ Fights the Good Fight

The enthusiastic Seattle Children’s Theatre production makes the story of a young will-be Muhammad Ali fun for kids.

From the collection of Robert E. Jackson

The Voyeurism of Polaroids: Personal, Private, Painterly

The collection of authorless snapshots at Bellevue Arts Museum raises questions about our relationship with instant photography.

From the collection of Robert E. Jackson
The culinary thrills of the PBS favorite come to life during <em>America’s Test Kitchen</em>’s live events. Photo courtesy America’s Test Kitchen

Fall Food Events Guide

Some of the best happenings for the culinarily curious.

The culinary thrills of the PBS favorite come to life during <em>America’s Test Kitchen</em>’s live events. Photo courtesy America’s Test Kitchen

Death Cab for Cutie Headlines Deck the Hall Ball 2018

The annual 107.7 The End holiday bash moves to WaMu Theater.

Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) are beacons of light in <em>Rafiki</em>. Image courtesy Film Movement

Getting It Twisted

What to watch for at this year’s edition of Twist: A Queer Film Festival.

Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) are beacons of light in <em>Rafiki</em>. Image courtesy Film Movement
The new Chris Cornell statue resides outside of MoPop. Photo courtesy MoPop

Seattle Rock Star Statue Breakdown

The new Chris Cornell statue at MoPop got us wondering about the statues honoring local music legends.

The new Chris Cornell statue resides outside of MoPop. Photo courtesy MoPop
Jazz harpist 
Brandee Younger. 
                                Photo by Kyle Pompey

A Beginner’s Guide to Earshot Jazz Festival

A look a seven of the most intriguing performers at Seattle’s annual month-long jazz celebration.

Jazz harpist 
Brandee Younger. 
                                Photo by Kyle Pompey
Photo by Mark Sebastian/Flickr

That Deflated Feeling

It’s hard not to be cynical as the Warriors and Kings come to town for an NBA preseason game.

Photo by Mark Sebastian/Flickr