Gwendolyn Elliott

How sweet is this!? King Tuff, The Pharmacy, and Pure Bathing Culture

How sweet is this!? King Tuff, The Pharmacy, and Pure Bathing Culture

How sweet is this!? King Tuff, The Pharmacy, and Pure Bathing Culture will play a FREE, secret Jansport Bonfire Sessions show this Saturday on Vashon… Continue reading

How sweet is this!? King Tuff, The Pharmacy, and Pure Bathing Culture
The August 29th issue of Rolling Stone will feature none other than

The August 29th issue of Rolling Stone will feature none other than

The August 29th issue of Rolling Stone will feature none other than the freckled, smirking mug of Macklemore. In a cover story by Brian Hiatt,… Continue reading

The August 29th issue of Rolling Stone will feature none other than
If any of y’all are still a bit rattled after yesterday’s bus

If any of y’all are still a bit rattled after yesterday’s bus

If any of y’all are still a bit rattled after yesterday’s bus craziness, here’s news that might help to restore your faith in humanity. Slim… Continue reading

If any of y’all are still a bit rattled after yesterday’s bus
In an exclusive interview with Billboard posted today, Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

In an exclusive interview with Billboard posted today, Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

In an exclusive interview with Billboard posted today, Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler talks about being Sub Pop’s newest A&R rep. When asked about making the… Continue reading

In an exclusive interview with Billboard posted today, Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

Studying the litany of animal-derived band names often feels like touring zoo

Studying the litany of animal-derived band names often feels like touring zoo exhibits: “And here we have the elusive Reignwolf . . . ” The convention can be tiresome,… Continue reading

Acceptance circa 2002, from left to right: Zwiefelhofer, Lunceford, Vena, Cloyd, McAlhaney.

Last week’s music feature looks at the 2005 debut album from now

Last week’s music feature looks at the 2005 debut album from now defunct alt-rock band Acceptance. That album, Phantoms, was recently reissued on vinyl and… Continue reading

Acceptance circa 2002, from left to right: Zwiefelhofer, Lunceford, Vena, Cloyd, McAlhaney.

Being a female stand-up comic isn’t easy. But with a last name

Being a female stand-up comic isn’t easy. But with a last name recalling one of the English language’s most blatant puns—”What’s long and hard and… Continue reading

We need more bands like Full Toilet. Screw the pastoral imagery of

We need more bands like Full Toilet. Screw the pastoral imagery of the current indie-folk zeitgeist, lose the unGoogleable ironic band names. Yes, if you… Continue reading


 You wouldn’t think a man who outfits his entire band in



You wouldn’t think a man who outfits his entire band in white cowboy suits would be a devoted red-wine drinker, but when Brent Amaker (of… Continue reading

As much as I love perennial favorite Jazz Alley, acts like Ricky

As much as I love perennial favorite Jazz Alley, acts like Ricky Skaggs and The Average White Band who have graced that stage aren’t the… Continue reading

I grew up in upstate New York, where the cows far outnumber—at

I grew up in upstate New York, where the cows far outnumber—at a ratio of, like, 500:1—the music venues. I’ll never forget the story of… Continue reading

In Pike Place Market’s crowded arcade, even if you can’t see pint-sized

In Pike Place Market’s crowded arcade, even if you can’t see pint-sized Carly Calbero, you’ll no doubt hear her. The singer/songwriter can pull off a… Continue reading

There’s a saying: Opinions about rock ’n’ roll are like assholes—everybody’s got

There’s a saying: Opinions about rock ’n’ roll are like assholes—everybody’s got one. Well, that’s a variation of the saying, but it’s true anyhow. With… Continue reading

You can take the man out of Texas, but you can’t take

You can take the man out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the man. So it goes for Aaron Dugas, who fronts… Continue reading

The state of pop is a curious one these days. Cher, 67,

The state of pop is a curious one these days. Cher, 67, is pop. Cee Lo is pop. Alan Thicke’s son is pop. Perimeters roam… Continue reading

The best kissing music is either sweaty, loud rock ’n’ roll or

The best kissing music is either sweaty, loud rock ’n’ roll or a subtle, sexy soundtrack you can just put on and forget. (Or really… Continue reading

For us cheapos, the goods on offer at the Daiso—or Japanese dollar

For us cheapos, the goods on offer at the Daiso—or Japanese dollar store, with locations at Westlake and in the International District—are simply nicer than… Continue reading

Looking for a pair of vintage ropers? An authentic airbrushed “spirit animal”

Looking for a pair of vintage ropers? An authentic airbrushed “spirit animal” T? A great floor-length ’70s sundress? Look no further than Caryn Cook’s Lucky… Continue reading

In a world where records are sold along with apartment decor (Urban

In a world where records are sold along with apartment decor (Urban Outfitters) and often grossly overpriced (like a copy of Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly,… Continue reading

Nothing ruins a gorgeous Seattle sunrise or sunset like a traffic jam.

Nothing ruins a gorgeous Seattle sunrise or sunset like a traffic jam. No matter what poll you read, we consistently rank on the list of… Continue reading