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Christian Mueller/Shutterstock.comBumbershoot lives up to its name this year.What's That? You wanted to read reviews of almost every sing band that played Bumbershoot yesterday? Well good, we've got that right here. SPD Shoots, Kills a Man in Queen Anne:...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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THE TRIP TO ITALY: If you liked The Trip—the 2010 highbrow bro-trip comedy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon endlessly riffing their way around Northern England under the pretense of reviewing restaurants—you'll love The Trip to Italy, because sorry,...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Although there’s been no media coverage of this, Rose Windows’ keyboardist David Davila departed from the Sub Pop-signed Seattle psych-folk group about four months ago (on good terms), according to drummer Pat Schowe, whom I spoke to after Rose Windows’...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: Callan Berry | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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So much weird, wonderful culture has built up around The Big Lebowski—the annual Lebowski Fest, a religion called Dudeism—that you can easily get distracted from how good the movie really is... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Are you fucking kidding me with this tweet? @CityhallTom #NedFlanders— Terry Miller (@fakedanshusband) September 2, 2014 The lesson here: my husband maybe needs to work at sounding less like a jerk on Twitter—but Tom definitely needs to work at sounding...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A screening of a cult classic with the world’s most perfect screenplay by Paul Constant So much weird, wonderful culture has built up around The Big Lebowski—the annual Lebowski Fest, a religion called Dudeism—that you can easily get distracted...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Nicholas Kristof:The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Three in a week: A flight from LaGuardia to Palm Beach International Airport was forced to make an unexpected landing after a heated argument over legroom. Delta Airlines Flight 2370 was officially diverted to Jacksonville "due to safety reasons in regard...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Breaking: ISIS has released a 2:46 minute video said to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, according to SITE Intelligence Group.— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) September 2, 2014 The horrible details. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Charles Bowden, Steely US/Mexico Border Journalist, Died in His Sleep at Age 69: Bowden was a history professor, then a manual laborer, then found his way to reporting on drug war violence from Arizona and New Mexico. When talking on a 2012 panel about...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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FLORIDA: "A Florida youth pastor was arrested Thursday on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Lucas Dillon Brandenburg, formerly a youth pastor at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville, Florida, was arrested after agents reportedly identified...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Brooklyn Benjestorf Who: Kitty Wu Where: Wrangling reporters in the Press Tent and escorting photographers to the Main Stage photo pit. Bands She’s Most Excited About At Bumbershoot: I had a moment with Capital Cities, it happens every year where I...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Fundamentals by Porter RaySeattle hiphop's golden child. Swollen by StickersNetherwordly, skronking post-punk. The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again by the Murder City DevilsMorbid rock for superfans....
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Ramos, Eric Williger and Kelly O | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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It's the last day of Bumbershoot! We're going to see pretty much every band today! All the bands! A lot of the bands! Bands bands bands! This post will be updated with reviews and photos as they come in! Enjoy! Beth Crook DakhaBrakha were bewitching...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This is very necessary: In the Red Records is doing a vinyl reissue of Boredom and Terror, the 2004 debut album by 2011 Stranger Genius Award winners the Intelligence. It will be remastered and come in a gatefold double-LP version that will include Let's...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Gimme your tie dye: Kelly O Gimme your vintage fur: Kelly O Gimme your rain poncho: Kelly O Gimme your weed bandana: Kelly O Gimme your ten gallon hat: Kelly O Gimme your ode to 80s metal: Kelly O Gimme your, um, horse head: Kelly O Wait, no, gimme your...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Hey, it’s Labor Day weekend—you still have one more day off! Maybe you wanna go for a drive? Beyond the always-scenic I-90 pass is one of the best traditional “old rodeos” in the Northwest. Started by cattle ranchers in 1923, the Ellensburg Rodeo...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, September 1, 2014
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New York-based singer/songwriter Leila Adu writes meditative, socially conscious, piano-based avant-pop songs to mystify the night. Her style is playful and cabaret-like sometimes, haunted and chill-inducing at others, but her warbly, adroit vocals have...
From: The Stranger | By: Brittnie Fuller | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Lots of good, God-fearing people have the day off down south—nothing to do, time to kill. So gay porn sites should be doing a bang-up business today: Folks in the Bible Belt watch more gay pornography than anywhere else in the nation according to new...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Hundreds of cowboys ’n’ cowgirls walking around in really tight Wranglers by Kelly O Hey, it’s Labor Day weekend—you still have one more day off! Maybe you wanna go for a drive? Beyond the always-scenic I-90 pass is one of the best traditional...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland/Institute of Earth SciencesThere isn't a ton of pressing local news, so we're gonna look at photos of the volcano erupting in Iceland first. Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland/Institute of Earth SciencesWhoa!...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Kelly OJIMAINE MILLER In Seattle, hiphop often crosses into food—a concept we were pondering recently (yes, that is how some of us procrastinate—what do you think about, the Sounders?). Of course there is Vitamin D's Hip Hop Kitchen mixtape, released...
From: The Stranger | By: Andrew Matson and Larry Mizell Jr. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Early in this documentary, Bill T. Jones, the director and choreographer of the award-winning Broadway musical Fela!, explains that, initially, he had only a “standard issue” appreciation of the great Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who died in 1997....
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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RAM Releasing / Film MovementEun-woo Lee plays two very witchy women in Moebius. There are men who cheat on their wives and go out of their way to cover their tracks, and then there are men who flaunt their affairs. The unnamed father (Jae-hyun Cho)...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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THE SOUND AND THE FURY OF METZ (Crocodile) It's too soon to say whether people will be talking about the first time they saw Toronto trio METZ in the hushed tones reserved for post-punk predecessors Wire and Hüsker Dü. But I'm happy to do so: it was...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Thirteen chambers photos of last night's best Wu-Wear! Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A documentary that shows how you to fall in love with Fela Kuti by Charles Mudede Early in this documentary, Bill T. Jones, the director and choreographer of the award-winning Broadway musical Fela!, explains that, initially, he had only a “standard...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: Natalie Dupille | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Brooklyn Benjestorf Who: Bobbi Richi Where: On set hosting her musical variety show, Hangin’ Tuff, at Bumbershoot. Bands She’s Most Excited To See At Bumbershoot: Oh maaan! Well my favorite faves are some of my old faves. This morning we had Fly...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Rejoice in the first day of Bumbershoot! We saw so many bands at the misty grounds of the Seattle Center today! Almost all of the bands there were to see! (At least that's what it felt like!) This post will be updated with reviews and photos as they...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NINE INCH NAILS' STARK INDUSTRIAL POP (White River Amphitheatre) "Every day is Halloween with Nine Inch Nails." Throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, this was my standard line on the art of Trent Reznor. I appreciated the drama and power of the music,...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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