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Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman is a human who lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. After growing up in Spokane and graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, desirous of more widespread awareness of composting and mold, he moved to the big city, and has never looked back. Except sometimes when he has. He enjoys music, eating at Beth’s Cafe and scrapbooking pictures of Patti Smith. He dislikes people who are rude to waiters, sunburns, and how your hands smell after chopping garlic. On top of covering music for Jetspace Magazine, he also posts his thoughts about music and life (but mostly music) on his personal blog.
Mykki Blanco Gives You Hope

Mykki Blanco Gives You Hope

To this list of historical blowouts, I’d submit this date for inclusion: Monday, February 27, 2017. Monday night, in the belly of the newly renovated Neumos, Cakes da Killa, Mykki Blanco, and a host of local performers threw Seattle an enormous, kaleidoscopically diverse party. It was the kind of thing we need more now than ever.

Hazel English And The Power Of Ambiguity

Hazel English And The Power Of Ambiguity

Sunday night, Hazel English took the stage wearing a delicately checked blue and yellow sweater, acid wash jeans (relaxed fit), and pink vans. Fittingly for the Vera Project, the crowd was mixed in age and seemed subdued to the point of drowsiness. Most of us sat placidly along the walls through the two openers, but stood and drifted towards the middle of the stage as she and her band began playing.

SubQulture: Kiki, Gaga, and the Grammys

SubQulture: Kiki, Gaga, and the Grammys

Join Jetspace Magazine’s Sam Chapman and Nome for the SubQulture podcast, your portal to the world of queer music, arts, and media. This week they discuss the movie Kiki, Lady Gaga’s Superbowl appearance, and, after Beyoncé’s latest snubbing, the need for more diversity at the Grammy’s

Kehlani the Comeback Kid

Kehlani the Comeback Kid

Cliché’s aside, everyone loves a comeback kid. In March of 2016, Kehlani, the R&B wunderkind behind a series of commercially and critically successful EPs posted an Instagram of an IV. In the caption, she alluded to attempting to take her own life and addressed swirling rumors about her relationships and alleged infidelities.

Michete’s New Tricks and Tantrum

Michete’s New Tricks and Tantrum

This Fall, I got sushi with Michete and we talked about their music, Kanye West and our shared Spokane upbringings. At the time, they told me off the record that they were working on the lead single from their next album, Cool Tricks 3.

SubQulture: Mykki Blanco, Missy Elliott, and More!

SubQulture: Mykki Blanco, Missy Elliott, and More!

Join Jetspace Magazine’s Sam Chapman and Nome for the SubQulture podcast, your portal to the world of queer music, arts, and media. This week they discuss Mykki Blanco, Missy Elliott, and the importance of authenticity when it comes to media stars getting political.

The Politically Apropos Future Politics of Austra

The Politically Apropos Future Politics of Austra

One of the most common (and most entirely dumb-ass) cultural refrains currently at large is the notion that great art emerges in times of social and political turmoil. “Yes, this administration will be awful,” the faceless hordes opine, “but the art will be great!”

Contradicting Coachella

Contradicting Coachella

In reports that shocked exactly three people, it was revealed by Teen Vogue and Afropunk that Philip Anschutz, the CEO of AEG, which owns and operates many of the major venues and music festivals in the U.S. donated more than $190,000 to anti-queer groups over the course of four years. They also revealed that Anschutz and his wife have, over their careers, donated vast sums to conservative Republican candidates and super PACs.

The Quiet Radicalism of Tracy Chapman

The Quiet Radicalism of Tracy Chapman

Though often denied that kind of critical worship lavished on other politically-minded singer-songwriters, Tracy Chapman the woman and Tracy Chapman the album are more revolutionary than they’ve ever been.

The Spiritual Prowess of Guayaba

The Spiritual Prowess of Guayaba

“Most of my songs are about bugs, but this one is about a lizard,” announced local artist Guayaba (FKA Aeon Fux) earlier this year to an audience at the Crocodile. While she probably intended this comment to be jokingly self-deprecating, it was also a fair summary of her set.