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A springboard for a vast ocean of talent, Seattle’s arts community has grown countless impressive creatives over the years. One of the latest, photographer Zoe Rain, may be only 24 years old but she boasts an enviable resume that includes traveling the world as Macklemore’s tour photographer and opening Rain Studio, her own space in Chicago.
Three weeks into his internship at Seattle Art Museum, David Rue was asked to stay on full-time. And while that says a lot about the talent and professionalism he brings to his role as the Public Program Coordinator, it is Rue’s creativity and passion that says even more. We had the chance to sit with Rue in the museum’s current special exhibition, Figuring History, to chat about how he went from Minnesota musical theater to Seattle creative with a community streak.
At a nondescript studio space in the bowels of industrial SoDo, Lonely Mountain Lovers are hard at work recording new tracks with producer Rick Hoag. Kitschy articles litter the studio, from a giant panther tapestry to parrot-printed string lights, against a backdrop of industrial plywood and heavy felt and foam. It’s hot, and cords trail an endless web through the space. See more on Seattle Music News
Nearly ten years into owning one of Seattle’s favorite independent coffee shops, Zack Bolotin is more than a successful businessman and coffee lover. His shop, Porchlight Coffee & Records, is a Capitol Hill favorite on the edge of the Pike/Pine corridor, where he doles out espresso and cold brew alongside hand-selected vinyl in a bright, welcoming space. But get to know the man behind the counter and you’ll find an artist, a curator, a record label, and more.
Look behind the rain-slicked gloss of Seattle rock bands and tech startups and you’ll find the Seattleites who love them. We met up with one such mover and shaker, Jess McMahon — manager of local band Duke Evers — to chat about her behind-the-scenes know-how.
Self-described as a groove-punk outfit, Seattle four-piece Monsterwatch have been generating plenty of buzz, and it’s about time they finally put something down on record. Their debut, Blabbermouth, a five-track release via Noise Noise Ouch Stop Records, is coming at you April 11th. It’s full of the same chaotic energy and relentless bass groove the band delivers in their live sets, see: downer punk with an upbeat heart, aggressive rhythms, and youthful exuberance.
Somewhere down the line, “giving back” became associated with punishment, or earning extra credit. Amy Faulkner is out to change all that that - even though she never intended to. In the midst of the recession and new to the city, Faulkner set her mind to executing creative events for charity, and thus, The World Is Fun was born.