Scarecrow Suggests

Oct. 11The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick’s Palme d’Or-winning film The Tree Of Life is essentially a story of self-awareness—both that of the Universe (or God) and that of a young boy growing into a man. It takes you from creation to the final…

Q&A: John Roderick of the Long Winters

It’s been five years since John Roderick released an album with his band the Long Winters. For fans of the Seattle native’s lyrical wit and propulsive, hyper-melodic pop, it’s been a long wait made both more bearable and more befuddling by the…

Q&A: Jose Bold of Seateeth

John Osebold, aka Jose Bold, is having a big year. His musical Spidermann made a splash in New York in March and last month he received a Genius Award from The Stranger. Meanwhile, Osebold continues to perform with his band, “Awesome,” and pumps…

Q&A: Chris Mansfield of Fences

Since the release of his band’s eponymous debut a year ago, Chris Mansfield has toured continuously, spending months at a time away from his Seattle home, playing his melancholy, angst-ridden pop songs in clubs large and small. He has also gone…

Q&A: Emily Pothast of Midday Veil

Emily Pothast is multimedia manifest: An MFA in printmaking first brought her to Seattle, but these days she fronts Midday Veil, creates site-specific installation performances as Hair and Space Museum, curates visual art exhibitions for TaRLA…

Q&A: Dita Vox of Thee Emergency

Since 2006, Thee Emergency has delivered three soul-saving albums of top-volume, deep-soul garage rock. Singer Dita Vox and guitarist Matt “Sonic” Smith fuel the group’s motor, a quintessential onstage duo drenched in sweat and swagger….

Feel the Vibration

Crystal Castles prove the true rebels don’t always walk alone.
Toronto’s Crystal Castles, named after She-Ra’s home (not the early-‘80s video game) have been smart, and a little lucky. Composer Ethan Kath found singer Alice glass in 2004 when…

Transparency and Layers

Writer, illustrator and performer Daniel Barrow animates live.
In a dark room full of people, Daniel Barrow sits beside an overhead projector, his gentle voice unfurling the story of an art student turned garbage collector who chronicles the lives of…

Pickwick: Universal Motown

Pickwick started out playing the music everyone else does. Now it’s playing the music everyone loves.
The residential neighborhood squeezed between Northgate Mall’s sprawl and Lake City Way is a sidewalkless lattice of narrow streets and traffic…

Ryan Adams: Stripped Down

Ryan Adams does what he wants.
When Ryan Adams takes the stage of Benaroya Hall for the first time ever this month, he will be alone, surrounded by only his instruments. To his left will be a guitar; to his right, a simple, upright console piano that…