Monty Banks Saturday at the Sorrento Hotel

Monty Banks Seattle and New Orleans Pianist

Seattle pianist and crooner extraordinaire Monty Banks is back in town this summer for a number of exclusive engagements, which this Saturday includes a special set in the historic Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel.

Banks, whose regular gigs have included Vito’s, the Dinette, the Century Ballroom and the Baltic Room, now lives in New Orleans as a musician but returns to his hometown every summer. The gig at the Sorrento came about when he needed a place to stay earlier this summer. “I was running around doing a series of gigs in June, at the Space Needle and elsewhere, and took a room at the Sorrento for its location,” he says. “That night the great Overton Berry was in the Fireside Room, and I found the atmosphere and the staff were so incredible and one-of-a-kind that I couldn’t believe I had a chance to play there. I felt like I’d won a lottery.”

Banks, who often plays with other local jazz musicians, will be demonstrating his full range of New Orleans piano style in a solo set that also will feature the classic crooning styles Banks picked up during his years in Vegas.

The show, which represents a great way to class up your evening over dinner or drinks, is no cover.

Who: Monty Banks

What: New Orleans-style piano and classic crooning

Where: The Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel,

When: Saturday July 26th, 8:00-11:00 pm

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Art Attacks Georgetown This Saturday

Beginning in 2008, the Georgetown Merchants Association commissioned graphic artist Tim Silbaugh to design posters for the Georgetown Art Attack. Working with Fantagraphics curator and GMA president Larry Reid, Silbaugh’s monthly motifs convey something about the distinctive character and colorful culture of the historic Georgetown industrial arts corridor.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will host an exhibition of the posters next door at All City Coffee opening Saturday, July 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The digital composite prints on archival stock are available in a signed, limited edition. Prints can be purchased at Fantagraphics Bookstore for the modest price of $25. The exhibition continues through September 9, 2014.

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Artist Rebecca Pinecones debuts solo show for the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk Friday July 11th

Rebecca Pinecones, Rebecca Platter

Says Rebecca: “Multiple headed women represent the many faces that we all are required to show the world & how sometimes they don’t match up. This conflict is my art.”

See her work on July 11th from 6 to 9pm at the Seattle School of Rock, which is a beautiful venue and hanging out there will be a Friday night plan that you can look forward to.

There will be live music, free snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks and hopefully YOU!

Ms. Pinecones and her amazing art would LOVE it if you came and had some fun while meeting some new friends and other art lovers.

Life is short and you never know, this Friday night Art walk could change the entire direction of your life, you could meet your soulmate, but no matter what, you will see some kick ass art while enjoying some free food and beverages. And there are over 80 participants in the Greenwood Art Walk so there are plenty of fun places to explore. This could quite possibly, the best night of your life.

School of Rock is located behind the Bartells on 85th, just West of Greenwood Ave. N. at 106 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

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Cynic in Seattle

Experimental rock band Cynic appears for a rare Northwest concert this Tuesday, July 8 at Neumos. The Los Angeles-based group will perform songs from their highly acclaimed recent release “Kindly Bent to Free Us” on Season of Mist records.

Combining elements of metal, jazz, prog, and punk, Cynic has defied simple categorization since their first recordings were released over 20 years ago. The new album is by turns forceful and meditative, infused with a sense of informal sophistication. Each piece is highly composed yet structured in a manner that allows for the kind of improvisation that should make their live performance memorable.

Two members of the band, Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, recently came out as gay in a Los Angeles Times feature story. Masvidal recalls an early 90s tour with Cannibal Corpse where they were concerned for their personal safety at the hands of notoriously intolerant metal heads. The atmosphere has surely changed. In a city that only last week celebrated diverse sexuality, Cynic is likely to find an eager audience for their unique brand of progressive metal. Opening acts Lesser Key (feat. Paul D’Amour of TOOL) and We Are the City. 21+.

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4th of July celebration on Capitol Hill – Free hot dogs, live music and root beer garden!

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2014 4th of July Party Cal Anderson Park, 4th of July in Seattle

The Cal Anderson Park Alliance is proud to bring you the 12th Annual Independence Day Picnic on July 4th. This event is completely free and their gift to the community.
Featured throughout the day:

Free Live Music!

Noon: The Not-Its!
1:20pm: Vaudeville Etiquette
2:55pm: Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
3:50pm: McTuff


Root beer floats

Arts & crafts projects for kids of all ages
Pet-Human look-alike contest
the High 5 Pie Eating Contest
Root beer garden
Drawings for prizes
Activities presented by local community groups
And more!


Thank you to our sponsors for this event:
The Capitol Hill Block Party
Mobile Food Rodeo
Sound Transit
Hunters Capital
Enslow Martin PLLC
Jonathan Rose Companies

Here’s a video from 2013:

Thank you also to these supporters of the picnic:
Blue Moon Burgers HQ
Recology CleanScapes
Perfect Copy & Print
zpizza Seattle – Cap Hill

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Lushy at the Swedish Club for the 4th of July


What a better place to watch the Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Union than the Swedish Club? Smokin’ Pete will be bringing their smoker and serving up some delicious barbecued pulled pork, chicken thighs, hamburgers, hotdogs, Western baked beans, coleslaw, and corn on the cob. Lushy is ready to rock the house, so bring your dancin’ shoes! Free parking and a ‘Wait for Traffic’ dessert as well. Could it get any better?

RSVP early for a better seat. Prepaid reservations required, prices are as follows:

Dinner & Outside Seating for Fireworks: Members – $40, Non-members – $50, Kids 2-12 – $25
Dinner & Inside Seating for Fireworks: Members – $35, Non-members – $45, Kids 2-12 – $18

Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets

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Exotica Night at Cafe Racer July 2nd


Celebrate music inspired by exotic tropical destinations and tiki bars by Seattle’s own Spyrographs!

Tunes from Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac and more, Wednesday evening 8pm to 11pm at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

Enjoy tonight’s warm up before their big show July 12 at Tiki Kon in Vancouver/Portland on July 12th.

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Art Cars at the Fremont Solstice Festival this weekend!


As in years past, art cars from all over the U.S. will be visiting Seattle and bringing their art cars for display for the Seattle Art Car Blow Out. The art car exhibit takes place at the Fremont Street Fair where the cars will be on display, and many of the car-tists will be answering questions, from the new location along the Ship Canal – on Burke Mill Road – between Phinney Avenue N and Evanston Avenue N.

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Honk Fest this weekend in Seattle!

Come HONK in Seattle at the 7th Annual Honk Fest West, June 19th-22nd, 2014.

Honk Fest West is free and family-friendly and audience participation and fun, brightly colored costumes are highly encouraged!

HONK! festivals are a different sort of music festival. These festivals are part of a global renaissance – a community street band culture- that provides music for the people, by the people. HONK! Fest West’s mission is to celebrate community music in the public spaces of Seattle with free fanfare performances representing diverse musical influences. All acoustic, mobile bands that make a ruckus are included, from marching bands, to drum corps and samba lines. They revel in the celebration of street band culture by taking joy and music to the streets and parks of Seattle.

Love Bomb a GOGO

Watch what HONK! is about HERE.

This is the 7th year of HONK! Fest West, and they are pleased to announce it will be their biggest year yet, presenting you with 29 bands from all over North America to fill Seattle’s streets and parks with music.

HONK! Fest West 2014 Event Schedule:

THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH – (21+) Join the bands for a special event, REVENGE OF THE BAND NERDS, their third annual kick-off benefit for traveling HONK musicians! This event will be hosted at Nectar Lounge, 7pm Show, $8 advance tickets/ $10 Door. Check out the event here.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH – The official start of HONK! Fest West! We return to the corner of Vale and Airport Way in Georgetown from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music continues inside The Mix (21+) until 1am.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST – HONK! Fest West is excited to continue their partnership with the 26th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade! HONK! Bands will be featured in the Fremont Solstice Parade, before traveling to Gas Works Park for an afternoon of musical revelry. The Parade starts at 3pm, and we’ll be in Gas Works from 4-9pm.

The bands will finish out the night at Hale’s Palladium (21+) Doors at 8:30, Show 9pm-12am. There will be a small admission fee for this event (TBA)

SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND – HONK! Fest West will present an All-Band Revue, 12-5pm at Seattle’s Waterfront Park on the foreground of The Seattle Great Wheel! (1301 Alaskan Way, 98101) This event will be in partnership with the Kirkland Arts Foundation’s Waterfront Arts Market.

Any one left standing is invited to Studio 7 for the Official HONK! Fest West Wrap Party! Doors at 6:30, Show at 7pm – ALL AGES!

Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band Orchestra

Welcome our 2014 HONK! Fest West Bands:

What Cheer Brigade – Providence, RI
Environmental Encroachment – Chicago, IL
Dead Music Capital Band – Austin, TX
Loyd Family Players – Bay Area
Yes Ma’am Brass Band – Austin, TX
LoveBomb GoGo – Portland, OR
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps – Seattle, WA
Brass Band Mission – San Francisco, CA
Gora Gora Orkestar – Boulder ,CO
Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra – Pacific Northwest
Orkestar Zirkonium – Seattle, WA
Seahawks Blue Thunder – Seattle, WA
Sounders FC Soundwave Band – Seattle, WA
d20 Brass Band – Seattle, WA
Seed and Feed Marching Abominable – Atlanta, GA
Scrambled Ape – Eugene, OR
Vamola – Seattle, WA
Black Sheep Brass Band – Sonoma County, CA
The m9 – Seattle, WA
Carnival Band – Vancouver, BC
Bridgetown Brass – Portland, OR
SambAmore – Arcata, CA
Passion Bucket – Fresno, CA
Samba Ja – Eugene, OR
Artesian Rumble – Olympia, WA
Garfield High School Drumline – Seattle, WA
Ten Man Brass Band – Seattle, WA
One Love – Seattle, WA
Movitas -Seattle, WA

Chaotic Noise Marching Corp

It takes a village to raise a festival, and HONK! Fest West is no exception. Their festival would not be possible without the support of the community. If you would like to volunteer for HONK! Fest West 2014, please email

If you would like to donate to HONK! Fest West 2014, you can donate through the Honk Fest website.

They have partnered with Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the arts, as our fiscal sponsor. This means your in-kind donation of goods to HONK! Fest West and Shunpike will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Visit for more information today!

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Cami Lundeen performs on Lucky Friday the 13th on Vashon Island at Open Space for Arts & Community

Cami Lundeen

Vashon Island singer-songwriter Cami Lundeen and her full band (Wes Peterson-drums, Pat Reardon-electric, Jason Everett-bass) will perform songs from her debut album Run Free, as well as some new and unreleased tunes, this Friday at Open Space for Arts & Community at 18870 103rd Ave SW on Vashon Island. Performances by special guests Danny Newcomb, Mark Pickerel and V. Contreras with William Stover, plus dancing to the grooves of mixmaster DJ Whitmore too!

Live auction featuring various items from local artists and businesses, including a Pam Ingalls original painting, handcrafted leather piece by Teppei Teranishi, Paramount Theater tickets and more!

Enjoy adult beverages from the cash bar presented by Melinda Sontgerath and The Hardware Store Restaurant, including a special signature Lundeen Roadshow Cocktail from our friends at Seattle Distilling Company.

Cami and her family are selling almost all of their earthly possessions and will be living out of their minivan and a pop-up camper as they tour the country. Come see their vehicle and living quarters as well as a map of their intended route as you say your goodbyes and wish them well. All proceeds and donations from this show will go towards the cost of the self-funded tour.

You can read Cami’s story here in the Vashon Island Beachcomber.

Presented by Debra Heesch, emceed by Erik Lundeen and sponsored by our amazing friends at The O-Space, The Hardware Store, Seattle Distilling Company, and Vashon Events, this evening is sure to be a night to remember!

Tickets are $10.00 (12 and under are free) and can be purchased in advance at as well as the Vashon Bookshop. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Listen to Cami’s debut album Run Free:

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Exotica Wednesday with the Spyrographs at Cafe Racer


Celebrate music inspired by exotic tropical destinations and tiki bars with Cheryl Sperio and the Spyrographs. Tunes from Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac and more!

It’s their warm up before their big show July 12 at Tiki Kon in Vancouver/Portland July 11-13.

Show starts at Cafe Racer, 8pm to 11pm
Dinner and drinks with pineapple juice and little paper umbrellas!
5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle WA 98102

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Meow! Cat Circus Visits Seattle


Theatre Puget Sound at the Seattle Center, welcomes Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats as they WOW Seattle with their Circus Cats show.

The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and turning on lights. Alley, our newest addition to the troupe, will be sure to delight and amaze you with her energy and ability. But wait there’s more! Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the ONLY CAT BAND IN EXISTENCE the Rock Cats. With Oz on guitar, Dakota on drums, Nue on keyboards, and Sookie on chimes – Tuna (who plays cowbell) and her band really steal the show with their own style of original music. There is even a chicken, Cluck Norris, on cymbal and tambourine.

Samantha Martin, Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) for the Amazing Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that “cats can’t be trained.” Tuna and the gang are real house cats who have learned all their skills through something called clicker training. The shows include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using this method that focuses on positive reinforcement only. Although she has studied and worked with many species, today Martin’s primary focus is on cats. Training builds richer and more meaningful relationships between animals and humans and it can save time and lives in emergencies. A lifelong fascination and unique bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences.
A portion of the Acro-Cats’ tickets sales is donated to feline shelter and rescue organizations. Martin advocates adoption from these organizations. Over the past four years, Martin has also purr-sonally found homes for over 130 cats and kittens and continues to take fosters on the road and help them find their furr-ever homes.
Hear what others thought of this amazing and educational show:

For more show details and information about the cats, visit the website at

The Amazing Acrocats featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats
Purr-formances begin June 12th through June 22nd , 2014. General admission tickets are $24 and are available at


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A peek behind the scenes at Experience Music Project’s “Spectacle: The Music Video”

Current Exhibit at EMP
Current Exhibit at EMP

We’re so lucky to have the EMP Museum here in Seattle. The building itself, designed by Frank O. Gehry, is a work of art, but the revolving treasures inside are always a treat, this new show, “Spectacle: The Music Video” is no exception.

The interactive exhibit goes behind the scenes in music video history, starting with the early pioneers who made the Skopitones. As the exhibit points out, Scopitone films are the 1960s ancestors of today’s music videos. They were distributed on color 16mm film with a magnetic soundtrack, and were made to be shown on a Scopitone film jukebox. The first Scopitones were made in France in 1960, and the Scopitone craze spread throughout Europe before crossing the Atlantic to the United States in mid-1964. By the end of the 1960s, they were gone. One of the things you notice is how much more sexy they are than videos made in the same era in the U.S.

In other areas of the exhibit you will be able to learn about video pioneers who used the medium to define their public identities like Devo, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, and Madonna, to artists like OK Go and Lady Gaga who follow in their footsteps today.

My favorite part of the exhibit is a special section dedicated to the four-time GRAMMY-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that includes the actual fur coats worn in the Thrift Shop video; The Heist flag and Macklemore’s fur jacket and wolf hat from Can’t Hold Us; as well as many other costumes, objects, original exhibit films, and photo ops.

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We were at the opening and were thrilled to see performances by Damian Kulash of OK Go and the ever-fabulous Waxie Moon and his girlie friends. But of course the highlight of the evening was a super secret surprise performance by Ryan Lewis and Macklemore. It was freaking awesome, of course.

Some of the EMP staff set up a special room so that guests could re-create a scene from the music video “Thrift Shop”:

While I wasn’t able to participate in that, I was inspired to go home and make up my own version of a music video, just for fun. In real life, I play a real estate broker, so this is my version of “Thrift Shop House Huntin” and I was able to use a photo from the opening at EMP, in front of a giant mural in the Spectacle exhibit:

Spectacle: The Music Video is open all summer at EMP and you can get more information about that and the other exhibits on the Experience Music Project Website. While you’re there, check out some other great exhibits, including “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” and “Hear My Train A-Coming: Hendrix in London”, as they’re both really great insights into our local music scene.

Also, if you’re in town on Sunday, June 1st, you may want to go to Madaraka Festival, a benefit concert and art sale to empower youth from Kenya. Madaraka Day commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule. It celebrates the spirit and meaning of the word Madaraka—Swahili for the authority to make decisions. Madaraka Festival will showcase the music, visual arts, initiatives, and innovations that embody the special relationship between Seattle and Africa. There will be music and special guests! Tickets on the EMP website. Tutaonana!

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Step Right Up to the Georgetown Carnival on June 14

The colorful Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 14 promises to be bigger and better than ever. This free festival presents eclectic entertainment for the whole family from noon to 10:00 PM. The fair features creative carnival games and confections, stilt walkers, sideshows, interactive art activities, Oddmall, food trucks, beer gardens, diverse music, and more. Mayor Ed Murray will offer opening remarks at noon.

One of the most anticipated and popular attractions, Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Races, will be moved onto Airport Way this year to accommodate more spectators. Inventors of all ages are invited to convert power tools to dragsters in this wildly entertaining spectacle. Young acrobats from Georgetown’s SANCA and musicians from Seattle Drum School will be joined by the Northwest’s oldest music group, Georgetown’s own Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band.

Musical entertainment includes Jack Endino’s Earthworm, Vaporland, Mark Pickerel, Ancient Warlocks, Gallows Swings, Tummy, Dynamite Nugget, Mirror Glass, Evening Bell, Kama’a Ole, the Dee Dees, Loud Eyes, Burien, D J Brownstone’s Soul Attack, and more. The Stables Sideshow Stage and Georgetown Brewing Beer Garden hosts mature entertainment including Little Black Devil Burlesque, Wreckless Freeks sideshow, Carnival Queens featuring Jackie Hell and Ammonia, the Oh No Variety Show and much more!

The festive Georgetown Carnival features the most engaging entertainment that Georgetown and Seattle have to offer – a production of the Georgetown Merchants Association with additional funding provided by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Arts & Culture, Sub Pop records, and the Stranger. For additional information visit our website at

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Laura Brodax, Mary Denend, Maura Donoghue & Art Garcia Art Opening at Phinney/Greenwood Art Walk on Lucky Friday June 13th


As part of the monthly Phinney Greenwood neighborhood Art Walk
marvel at the creative talents of Laura Brodax, Mary Denend, Maura Donoghue & Art Garcia. Stop by, take a look at the art, listen to some music and have an adult beverage.

The art exhibit will be hosted at the Seattle School of Rock located at 106 N. 85th Street in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.  The opening is Friday, June 13th from 6pm to 9pm and everyone is welcome to enjoy the show, tour the School of Rock, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments.

Laura will be showing her specially-created “art tiles” of famous rock stars through the ages. Mary Denend will be showing some of her encaustic works. Art Garcia will be showing a few of his paintings and assemblages, and Maura Donoghue will be bringing her photographs to the shindig, so stop by and see some cool art, enjoy an adult beverage, have a snack and listen to the “School of Rock” house band rock out and lay down some tracks.

The venue is located behind Bartells, in the little mall area behind 85th. It’s not actually on 85th, but behind, down the little “mews” or alleyway. See you there!


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“My Last Year With the Nuns” film about life on Capitol Hill premiers tonight at SIFF

Year with the nuns

Capitol Hill resident Matt Smith, with a little help from his friends, has transformed his monolog about growing up in the mid-60′s on Capitol Hill into a film exploring the “bad old days” in the insular and heavily-Catholic neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle. While it’s hard for me, a native and hopeless romantic, to admit that there were any holes in my childhood fantasy, it’s interesting and true and I’m glad that we’ve moved beyond many of the problems of the time. We’ve grown and matured as a society and this is just a peak into what could have been any neighborhood in any city in the U.S 50 years ago.

Local director Bret Fetzer and Seattle monologist Matt Smith transform Smith’s 8th-grade year into a wild coming-of-age story in My Last Year With the Nuns. Set during 1966 in a heavily Catholic Capitol Hill, Smith’s teenage universe is only about ten blocks long, and its twin centers are St. Joseph School and the Seattle Times newspaper shack. While the nuns attempt to steer him towards righteousness, Smith is more fascinated by the hijinks of the neighborhood hooligans and his friends at the paper shack. The newspaper shack sits just across the Roy Street “red line” that separates the black and white neighborhoods, providing a unique forum where kids of both races can come together. Over the course of the year, Smith’s fleeting friendship with one black kid brings unexpected consequences to all three parts of his world. Fetzer intercuts Smith’s narration with recreations shot where the original events took place and, in a savvy directorial choice, casts Smith in all of the roles, further immersing us in his subjective point of view. Together, they recount the exploits of these boys with a compassionate but unsparing eye to explore the foundational nature of youthful tribal bonds.

While tickets have sold out, you may still get in on a standby basis tonight, and there are still tickets available for next Monday’s screening.

SIFF link for tickets to “My Last Year With The Nuns”

Trailer – My Last Year with the Nuns from Pressing Pictures on Vimeo


My Last Year With The Nuns

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Drumline Expo live in Seattle May 31st featuring Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline

Drumline BDX

If you like Drumlines come check out the BDX Drumline showcase at Garfield HS (Gym). The competition kicks off at Noon on Saturday the 31st of May and ends around 3pm.

The musical lineup includes groups from:

Garfield HS, Washington MS, Cleveland HS, Lincoln HS, O’Dea HS, Moses Lake HS, Bellevue HS, Tahoma HS, Cascade HS, Glacier Peak HS, Graham Kapowsin HS, a 10 man brass band and closes with the first full line performance of the 2014 Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline!

Tickets are $10 at the door with all proceeds going towards the drumline and marching band program at Garfield High School.

The event is Saturday, May 31at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Garfield High School
400 23rd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

See you there & invite your friends!
Support live music and local music education!

Jack David Garfield Drum Line

Blue Thunder Guests from Seattle Seahawks on Vimeo.

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Channel your inner rock star at Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP


Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP May 17th!

Live the fantasy at EMP’s latest exhibit exploring the phenomenon of the music video.

EMP’s latest show is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video through sight and sound. Discover the black and white musical Soundies of the 1940s featuring big band, jazz, and swing stars, and the French-made Scopitones of the 1960s. Relive MTV masterpieces and witness how megastars like Madonna, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson shaped—and re-shaped—their creative identities. Step into super-sized cinematic productions of today such as Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man directed by Michel Gondry, the crowdsourced Johnny Cash Project, and a special section dedicated to Seattle’s own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—winners of four GRAMMY® awards including Best New Artist. With legendary props, interactive experiences, and more than 300 videos—and an in-depth examination of the special effects employed in their making—Spectacle: The Music Video traces the evolution of the genre and cements its place at the forefront of creative technology.


Celebrate the big opening party!

• OK Go Video Retrospective: See GRAMMY Award winners OK Go present a retrospective of their famously eccentric music videos and discuss their creative process.
• Big Screen Blowout: Prepare for audio visual thrills when EMP’s monumental Sky Church screen is taken over by Seattle’s premier tastemakers including VJs from Sub Pop Records, KEXP, Sync Music Video Festival, Decibel Festival, and World Famous.
• I Want My MTV: 80s Karaoke Lounge: Time travel to the golden age of music videos with Madonna, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, and more.
• Behind the Screen: Experience the smoke and mirrors of music video effects, and see filmmakers’ mesmerizing tricks of the trade.
• Spectacle! Live!: Surprise performances will instantly transport you to the heart of some of the most move-inspiring music videos ever produced.
• We’re Gonna Pop Some Tags: Slip on your granddad’s clothes and step into Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop video with other partygoers to create the ultimate fanvid.
• Super secret special guests!

EMP wants us to have fun, yo. So dress as your favorite music icon or video character, outfit yourself in primary colors a la OK Go, find inspiration in the original Material Girl, or slap on aviators and a fake moustache to channel the Beastie Boys.


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The 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair

The 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
11-12PM Private VIP Preview
12-3:30PM Gen Admin

Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The NW Vintage Wedding Fair has grown from a boutique trunk show to become THE venue where all couples can find authentic vintage wedding treasures, nostalgic and handmade items, unique local vendors and oodles of inspiration all in one place. Now in it’s 5th year, couples will find the event dynamic and thriving, offering an array of vintage-styled wares, jewelry, services, favors, photographers and much more.

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“Brides have always loved nostalgic details, but over the past decade we are seeing entire weddings designed with vintage looks.  And WOW, couples are really doing some beautiful things to celebrate!”  ~ R. Wagner

We are excited to introduce the following vendors for our Spring 2014 event:

Pretty Parlor and her new Bridal Boutique (Our featured vendor!)


Barones Lovey de Luxe

Blush Celebrations

Botanique Floral

Bremerton Letterpress

Calliope Jewelry

Comet Tours

Dahlia Press

Firstlight Photography

Hello Heart Department

Julianne Santos Weddings & Events

Kimmi Designs

London Couture

Lucky Vintage

Rustic Dreams Photography

Stone Layne Baked Goods

The Bureau Bellingham

The Fremont Abbey

Vintage Ambiance Rentals

With These Rings

Wren Bird Arts

Plus a special handmade wedding backdrop installation by Celeste Cooning!

Music by DJ Vodka Twist!

Don’t wait to get your VIP tickets, so you get the first look at these inspiring artists and designers.

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Seattle artist Sean Hurley featured in the Phinneywood Art Walk Friday, May 9th


Artist Sean Hurley shows his pen and ink drawings plus rad black and white painted art guitars at the Phinneywood Art Walk Friday, May 9th, 6-9pm at the Seattle School of Rock in Greenwood.

Food, adult beverages, the School of Rock House Band will be playing music, as will Mr. Hurley himself, singing and playing guitar.

The show will hang at the School of Rock and is located at 106 N. 85th behind Bartells

Sean Hurley is a visual artist, illustrator and musician from Seattle, WA, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Most of his work has a strong spiritual thread running through it and his work can be found in private collections around the country.

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