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Really Loud Rock of Ages

A timeline of Helms Alee, titans of Seattle’s heavy-music scene.
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Older, Wiser, Louder

These Streets reclaims forgotten history and sets the stage for a new generation of female musicians. It’s early December and the rehearsal space at ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle is teeming with a chaotic energy. The vibe is similar to being...
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Discovering Fire

Campfire founder Stefan Giles unlocks the ancient art of the open flame. When Stefan Giles was 13, he watched his father grill a pork chop over an open flame on the back deck of his childhood home in Spanaway, Wash. Not an uncommon sight in their...
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Waterborne

Heavenly, haunting pop duo Lemolo is riding a wave. It’s nearly midnight on a warm, waning summer night in Poulsbo, a sleepy Scandinavian town 21 miles northwest of Seattle. The overhead lights are dim at the North Kitsap Community Pool and two...
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Fiona Apple Last Night at the Paramount

It’s been nearly seven years since Fiona Apple had an album to tour behind, and even without the personal and creative evolution articulated throughout New York Magazine’s revealing recent portrait, it’s evident she’s a very different woman...
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‘Blood/Sailing’ Heavy Metal Theatre

In 2009, Megan Jackson, Dayo Anderson and Emily Harvey began training with the Tectonic Theatre Project, the progressive New York City-based theater company best known for creating the award-winning experimental play, The Laramie Project. The specific...
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The Music of Film

A Q&A with film scorers Joshua Morrison 
and Jeramy Koepping. Jeramy Koepping is best known as founding guitarist and producer behind chamber-pop group Grand Hallway. His friend Joshua Morrison, an Iraq war veteran, has garnered accolades for his...
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Into the Void

Lead by Sandrider and Good to Die Records, a new metal scene booms in Seattle. It’s a Wednesday night in Ballard, and the back room of Hattie’s Hat looks like a casting call for a Black Sabbath biopic. The long-locked members of Swedish...
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Paradise Found

The Northwest music community fought to free the West Memphis 3. Now one of them calls Seattle home. In 1996, Teen Angels bandleader Kelly Canary and Supersuckers manager Danny Bland were holed up in their Ballard home, taking advantage of a weekend...
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Don’t Look Back

What to expect in music and nightlife in 2012 Bigger, better, more places to goVeteran club owner Steve Freeborn, who previously owned the OK Hotel and currently has a hand in Hazlewood and the Rendezvous, has lived in Columbia City most of his life....
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Gotta Get Out

Vampire Lezbos’ van caught on fire on their first-ever foray beyond Spokane. In the early ’80s, a group of young punks living in Spokane moved into a handful of apartments perched on top of the Smith Funeral Home—a partially defunct old...
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Gotta Get Out

In the early ’80s, a group of young punks living in Spokane moved into a handful of apartments perched on top of the Smith Funeral Home—a partially defunct old Victorian on Division Street where bodies were sometimes stored before cremation....