The jazz sensation returns to his hometown for a concert series later this month.
For all intents and purposes, Kenneth Gorelick enjoyed a typical Seattle childhood. He grew up in the Seward Park neighborhood, attended Franklin High School and eventually enrolled at the University of Washington. At age 10, he began playing the alto saxophone – and the rest, as they say, is music history. (more…)
Support local band Pickwick when the ball drops at the Showbox Market.
With the Office of Film + Music on the fast track to get more locals interested and listening to the talented artists we have right here in Seattle, we like to do our part and feature a budding local in the (more…)
When people say, “let’s go see the new Tarantino movie,” it’s a qualifier but it’s also a statement of genre. It’s like saying, “the new Western,” or “that new romantic comedy.” Quentin Tarantino is his own genre. His combination of visceral violence, humor, homages to exploitation cinema and cameos is always completely unique. His new film Django Unchained falls squarely into this (more…)
The Hobbit falls just short…pun intended.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is shiny. It’s kind of like staring at your neighbor’s house that has way too many Christmas lights. It’s beautiful for a while but eventually you just want to go to sleep. This isn’t a total indictment of Peter Jackson’s new epic, rather a tepid warning. This is a long, ponderous picture that throws the kitchen sink at you. It’s a shame they couldn’t have thrown more character development at us too. (more…)
Reclaiming your hipster.
This month five Seattleites share a piece of their passion in a YouTube series that features the young and hip. From beer and bars to wax bodies and furniture made of garbage – the different personalities and entrepreneurial endeavors are what make these individuals today’s American Hipster.
Spielberg breathes life into an icon.
The stovepipe hat, the scraggly beard, the hunched posture; we all recognize the icon. Abraham Lincoln is easily the most beloved politician in our nation’s history (unless you count Taft…what a guy) and has largely been explored through his words. The humbling speeches are historical monuments of progress and cannot be understated, but what of the man? (more…)
After 15 solid years with Death Cab For Cutie, Gibbard steps out solo at the Showbox Market.
Ben Gibbard didn’t choose to step out and rock his solo album in search of finding himself as an individual artist after over a decade with Death Cab for Cutie, he did so to close a door. Gibbard pours his soul into these tracks, which span over 8 years of his life, revolve around 3 interchangeable relationships, and living in two very different cities. (more…)