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Washuta wants to start a conversation.

There’s a passage in Elissa Washuta’s devastating debut memoir, My Body Is

There’s a passage in Elissa Washuta’s devastating debut memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules (Red Hen Press, $16.95), that strikes at the heart… Continue reading

Washuta wants to start a conversation.
The band's all here: Alexander, Browning, and Murray.Amplify Films

If the music of Stuart Murdoch’s indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian is

If the music of Stuart Murdoch’s indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian is like the Smiths filtered through a rainbow, his film debut is like Lars… Continue reading

The band's all here: Alexander, Browning, and Murray.Amplify Films
Elvis Costello, as ever, was in top form for his main stage performance. Goofy to the end and talent to spare. Photo by Morgen Schuler

Red feather in an electric blue fedora, bright magenta blazer: Details of

Red feather in an electric blue fedora, bright magenta blazer: Details of style are not lost on Elvis Costello, who headlined Bumbershoot’s mainstage just a… Continue reading

Elvis Costello, as ever, was in top form for his main stage performance. Goofy to the end and talent to spare. Photo by Morgen Schuler
Photo by Doug Seymour

Taking a tip from Bumbershoot’s Words & Ideas program, for this year’s

Taking a tip from Bumbershoot’s Words & Ideas program, for this year’s 44th annual end-of-summer bash we ask, Why Bumbershoot? Why Crushes? Why Now? Well,… Continue reading

Photo by Doug Seymour
Photo by Doug Seymour

With ’90s nostalgia at an all-time high, the return of Luscious Jackson

With ’90s nostalgia at an all-time high, the return of Luscious Jackson is aptly timed. Who better to rock the Bumbershoot masses—inevitably clad in acid-washed… Continue reading

Photo by Doug Seymour
Tomtem, The Farewell Party  Out now, Versicolor, tomtenmusic.bandcamp.com   Like his band’s 2012

Tomtem, The Farewell Party  Out now, Versicolor, tomtenmusic.bandcamp.com   Like his band’s 2012

Tomtem, The Farewell PartyOut now, Versicolor, tomtenmusic.bandcamp.comLike his band’s 2012 release Wednesday’s Children, Tomtem frontman Brian Noyeswatkins still holds a blazing torch for the lo-fi,… Continue reading

Tomtem, The Farewell Party  Out now, Versicolor, tomtenmusic.bandcamp.com   Like his band’s 2012
VeeShapeCahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, The Flower of Muscle Shoals (out now,

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, The Flower of Muscle Shoals Out now, Free

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, The Flower of Muscle ShoalsOut now, Free Dirt Records, cahalen.com/country-hammerIf it sounds funny for a Pacific Northwest-based string player originally… Continue reading

VeeShapeCahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, The Flower of Muscle Shoals (out now,
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

I last caught Kithkin at the Crocodile for its CD release show

I last caught Kithkin at the Crocodile for its CD release show with Master Musicians of Bukkake. That band’s psychedelic brand of goth doom metal… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Sure, as of today, The Sunset Tavern is closed. But get a

Sure, as of today, The Sunset Tavern is closed. But get a load of what owner Max Genereaux has in store for its long-planned renovation,… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

If at first the word “lovers” doesn’t have you entertaining thoughts of

If at first the word “lovers” doesn’t have you entertaining thoughts of a dish-destroying rampage, by the time you’re through with Constant Lovers’Experience Feelings, chances… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

In a town that’s seen some of its most beloved watering holes

In a town that’s seen some of its most beloved watering holes and venues shutter to make way for urban development, local director Ryan Worsley’s… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Technically he’s no longer a Seattleite. If you really want to be

Technically he’s no longer a Seattleite. If you really want to be specific, composer and Bainbridge Island native Jherek Bischoff’s not much of a permanent… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Does the world really need more Radiohead? Probably not. But one thing

Does the world really need more Radiohead? Probably not. But one thing we could all use a little more of is the music of the… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Here at Seattle Weekly HQ, we consider suggestions for this “cat-egory” with

Here at Seattle Weekly HQ, we consider suggestions for this “cat-egory” with the utmost seriousness. Cats, as we know, rule the Internet, and such power… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Though the pair has lately branched out in pursuit of other collaborations

Though the pair has lately branched out in pursuit of other collaborations and solo work, the Seattle country-folk world would feel the loss should Cahalen… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

We’ve dubbed him Seattle’s “man of pedal steel,” and for good reason.

We’ve dubbed him Seattle’s “man of pedal steel,” and for good reason. Country Dave Harmonson—when not playing with Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer, Ganges River… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

For all Seattle accomplishes on the indie, folk, electro, and hip-hop circuits,

For all Seattle accomplishes on the indie, folk, electro, and hip-hop circuits, its one Achilles heel is the largely lukewarm club scene. That’s why when… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

While at Cornish, 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist Lena Simon dabbled in a little bit

While at Cornish, 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist Lena Simon dabbled in a little bit of a lot, studying everything from classical clarinet (her most proficient instrument) and… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Photo by Morgen Schuler

 Photo by Morgen Schuler•—————————————————–•As PR Manager/“Special Ops” at One Reel, best known

Photo by Morgen Schuler•-----------------------------------------------------•As PR Manager/“Special Ops” at One Reel, best known for organizing the annual Bumbershoot festival, Barbara Mitchell gives new meaning to the… Continue reading

Photo by Morgen Schuler
Katie Kate, Nation  Out Aug. 5, self-released, katiekatemusic.com   For an artist who’s

Katie Kate, Nation  Out Aug. 5, self-released, katiekatemusic.com   For an artist who’s

Katie Kate,NationOut Aug. 5, self-released, katiekatemusic.comFor an artist who’s openly struggled with self-confidence and the need to prove herself on the rap scene, Katie Kate’s… Continue reading

Katie Kate, Nation  Out Aug. 5, self-released, katiekatemusic.com   For an artist who’s