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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.
Highs and Lows of CHBP 2016

Highs and Lows of CHBP 2016

The 20th annual incarnation of the beloved/ horrific (depending on who you ask) neighborhood music festival lit up the Pike-Pine corridor this weekend, and Jetspace Magazine was there to see it all.

Barf-core Prom Queens: Here Comes Mommy Long Legs

Barf-core Prom Queens: Here Comes Mommy Long Legs

Goopy, glittering, and riotously fun, local punk outfit Mommy Long Legs will blow your face off. With songs that run the gamut from yuppie moms to chic, undead parties, the band is a raucous, irreverent delight, and one of the best bands in Seattle.

Lisa Prank: Antidote To Rational Adulthood

Lisa Prank: Antidote To Rational Adulthood

It’s hard to be a teen. No generational group receives quite as much bad press as teenagers. They’re derided as impulsive, dramatic, petty, pretentious, reckless, and shallow. As an experiment, I typed news about teenagers into Google. Here are a sample of the results that came up on the first page:

The Station’s Block Party Utopia

The Station’s Block Party Utopia

Block Party at the Station aims to stay true to the community-oriented, neighborly idea of an actual block party. All of the artists are local hip-hop musicians from throughout the region, the festival has no corporate sponsorships, and it’s free.

Patti Smith and the Power of Diva

Patti Smith and the Power of Diva

Many of us–perhaps all of us–have a diva. She (or he) is many things to many people, but she is there, a trellis onto which we graft our hopes, desires, ambitions, failings–in short, our lives.

Totally Unofficial Seattle Summer Music Calendar

Totally Unofficial Seattle Summer Music Calendar

Here is a totally incomplete, completely subjective list of must-see Seattle summer music events. They’re relatively cheap and feature great local artists who are just as worthy of your time and money as a big summer music festival–maybe more.

A Soundtrack for Critical Thinking

A Soundtrack for Critical Thinking

As consumers we have economic, and therefore cultural and political, power. Refusing to critically examine the content that you consume, simply because it’s uncomfortable, is, at the very least, irresponsible.

Anohni Speaks The Truth

Anohni Speaks The Truth

One of the most visionary poets, artists, dramatists, and avant-rockers of post 9/11 America, Anohni has never shied away from publicly engaging in radical politics.

Making Lemonade With the Future of the Album

Making Lemonade With the Future of the Album

If a cultural juggernaut like Beyoncé can create something as formally radical as Lemonade without anyone even noticing, surely that says some things about the fate of the album as we know it.

Whitney Mongé Is One Hard Working Woman

Whitney Mongé Is One Hard Working Woman

From recording to performing almost constantly to managing herself as a business, you can’t question Whitney Mongé’s commitment to her career and her craft.

The Divine Revelation of Raven Matthews

The Divine Revelation of Raven Matthews

Raven Matthews. Photo by Ivan Mršić. There’s a lot of bullshit music floating around on the internet. The fact that any kid with a synthesizer and Soundcloud can produce and disseminate their work in an instant is incredible, but for every M. I. A. or Grimes that...