Saturday, October 10, 2015

Category Archives: Culture+Society

Photo by Dance Music NW.
Freaknight 2015 Artist Spotlight: An Interview with tyDi
We got the chance to talk with EDM artist tyDI. tyDi’s last single ‘Redefined’ feat. Melanie Fontana was the Billboard No. 1 dance airplay record, the most played record on SiriusXM BPM this year, and garnered 2 million Spotify streams. He was ranked Australia’s No. 1 DJ two years in a row (the youngest winner of this award), has topped multiple dance charts, been voted in the Top 100 DJ’s of the World three years in a row, and won ‘Best Break-Through DJ’ at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA).  (more…)
Courtesy Glamping Hub
Culture Dose: PNW Travel With a Twist
Book your next trip with Glamping Hub (& other sites). Are you so done with boring blocks of hotel rooms featuring four walls and a ceiling, stiff furniture and a characterless nearby lobby serving up mediocre coffee? Great news: Lodging in the Pacific Northwest has never been more varied—or more exciting. There’s awesome camping in our region, sure, but there’s also the newest craze of glamping. (more…)
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Celebrating Hip-Hop in Seattle: Past, Present, and Future
Often known for its coffee culture, seafood, and big technology names like Microsoft and Amazon, the city of Seattle also has a rich grassroots music and arts culture that creates a different kind of hometown pride amongst both locals and transplants that appreciate the Seattleite lifestyle. (more…)
Freaknight Festival 2015 Full Lineup Released
A haunted halloween festival and electronic music dance party! Freaknight Festival is gearing up to be better than ever this year! In their new location at the Tacoma Dome, it will be a wicked weekend extravaganza! While the main event may be the world-class EDM DJs like deadmau5, Diplo, Tiesto and Nicky Romero, Freaknight is going to be an all-out amazing production featuring a creepy carnival, frightening circus acts, a costume contest and more!  (more…)
Photo by Jennifer Liu.
RECAP: Bumbershoot 2015 Day 3
Photo by Jennifer Liu. This annual 3-day event is the top music festival in the Seattle, bringing to town big names and all sorts of other entertainment, including comedy & theatre acts, film and dance. It was sunny and between the low to mid-70’s all day. Day 3 on Labor Day Monday was an all-around wonderful and successful day. We can’t wait for Bumbershoot 2016!  (more…)
Music Madness: Bumbershoot 2015 Day 1
Rain or shine, crowds piled into the Seattle Center for day 1 of Bumbershoot. Labor Day weather is certainly always hit or miss in Seattle, and as a Bumbershoot veteran, I can tell you that the rain and drastic rise in ticket pricing (and incredibly disorganized transition to an AEG hosted event from One Reel) didn’t stop anyone from attending the festival this year. Crowds (more…)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats photo by Malia James
Culture Dose: Prepping for Bumbershoot Monday
With any luck, all of your drenched, wrung-out clothing has (finally!) dried since Saturday’s downpour, which came along with a surprise dose of lightning that temporarily brought the music to a halt. By this point in the weekend, we know the ropes of this year’s new ticket-bracelet system, we know to expect a strikingly young festival crowd, and we know to pack a raincoat/poncho just in case. (more…)
Freaknight Festival is Oct 30-31 at the Tacoma Dome
Seattle’s hottest & most anticipated Halloween party. We know it’s early to be planning for the end of October and the arrival of September is still fresh, but this event will sell out and we wanted to get the information out ASAP. Back for it’s 19th year, Seattle’s sinister circus is the PNW’s biggest Halloween party. The two-night adventure includes (more…)
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