Category Archives: Music

THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—QTPOC Night at the Collab, “Day Shift” Dance Party at NAAM, Imagine Africatown, and more!

Friday, July 13th:

Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
Cost: FREE

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Columbia City Beatwalk Brings Funk and Soul to South Seattle

by Gus Marshall

Music floated through the streets as people packed restaurants and bars, spilling out onto the sidewalks of Rainier Avenue in the warm, sunny glow of the evening to celebrate the second installment of Columbia City’s 24th-annual Beatwalk.

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An Uplifting Night with Mujeres in Music & Media

by Irene Jagla

The notes of a Tlingit warrior song reverberated through the Bethaday Community Learning Center. The song, explained the singer, was passed down by Native sisters in British Columbia, Canada, and was meant to affirm Native survival and honor the gathered audience’s presence on Native land. It was also meant to ensure that the evening’s three panelists—all women of color DJs—could speak from a place of power.

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One Young South End Musician out to Change The Game: Theomatic

by Kelsey Hamlin

Like a dream, Theomatic’s music tends to be soft and intricate. It typically induces a state of  relaxation and transports you to your own headspace, provoking thoughts or simply letting them wander.

It’s clear through Theomatic’s Bandcamp—an online platform for entrepreneurial artists to sell productions—that the 17-year-old musician has developed his craft over the years. Theomatic, otherwise known as Teddy Avestruz, laughed and groaned thinking back on his beginnings. The young musician no longer feels what he first created lives up to his standards. Continue reading One Young South End Musician out to Change The Game: Theomatic

Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review

by Teri Youngman

Lupita Nyong’o shines as Nakku Harriet, a widowed mother of four struggling to survive in the slums of Katwe,  a neighborhood in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. However, her daughter, Phiona Mutesi, is destined for great things thanks to a little game called chess, in Queen of Katwe, a fun, inspirational and slightly by the numbers feel-good tale. Continue reading Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review