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DEVMO And The Conflicts Of Stayin’ Here

DEVMO And The Conflicts Of Stayin’ Here

Queer female rapper DEVMO just dropped the music video for her summer single “Stayin’ Here.” The music video takes place at a golden hour beach party where friends laugh together by the ocean (perhaps in Santa Monica, where DEVMO hails from). It's a classic millennial...

Nauticult Navigates Genre and Gender

Nauticult Navigates Genre and Gender

Seattle genre-fluid band Nauticult has decided to change it up again. “We’ve recently decided to, instead of calling ourselves experimental hip hop, call ourselves experimental punk. That was a long discussion,” says vocalist Austin Sankey.

Emma Lee Toyoda Doesn’t Want To Play Your Show

Emma Lee Toyoda Doesn’t Want To Play Your Show

It’s hard not to think about today’s rapidly changing and gentrifying Seattle when listening to the latest single from Emma Lee Toyoda, ‘i don’t wanna play your show.’ The song is raw and punk, like skinning your knee on the concrete floor of a basement house party mosh pit. And then getting up and moshing again anyway. It’s a departure from the more folksy, ethereal, indy sounds of their previous work.

Porch Cat Is A Manual For Finding Joy In Cruel Places

Porch Cat Is A Manual For Finding Joy In Cruel Places

It takes a skilled artist to transform dysphoria, loneliness, and chronic illness into catchy punk tunes you can scream along to in a sweaty basement. Chan Benicki of Porch Cat has the chops to do just that. Their music is tinged with anger and sadness, but never sounds pessimistic. For every moment of despair on their latest album, the self-titled Porch Cat, there’s a balancing moment of hope.

The Beat: Adé

We’re back with The Beat, hosted by CarLarans, your home for the hottest rising stars in Seattle’s queer music scene. This week we’re joined by legendary singer, actor, model, curator, and producer Adé!

Björk, Yaeji, and the Aesthetic Concept of Ma

Björk, Yaeji, and the Aesthetic Concept of Ma

I am a deeply impractical person, and formerly a chubby, manga-obsessed middle-schooler, which means I’ve long been obsessed with the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arrangement. It fascinates me for a variety of reasons (its position as an ideal pursuit for generals and accomplished warriors, its spiritual components, its dense, specific visual vocabulary, the fact that I’m a swishy brat who loves flowers) but the aspect of the practice that I’m most fascinated with is its adherence to the aesthetic concept of ma.

Mary Lambert Returns To The Seattle Stage

Mary Lambert Returns To The Seattle Stage

Mary Lambert, the Seattle-area songwriter made famous for her feature on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song, “Same Love,” is returning to the Emerald City stage Oct. 29th to play a set at the Crocodile Café. For one of music’s best – and most vulnerable – stage performers, coming back home will prove both cathartic and joyous.

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Bumbershoot 2017

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Bumbershoot 2017

Here we are. Bumbershoot. Seattle’s flagship festival (much like every other festival these days) seems to inspire a range of reactions amongst observers: annoyance, excitement, confusion, a sudden desire to be intoxicated. But whether you like it or not, Bumbershoot is here, and this year’s festival is packed to the gills, yet again, with all the music AEG’s money could buy.