I got hip to Anthony "Rappin' 4-Tay" Forté one fall day years back, walking up Alaska from Rainier Avenue, a funeral home on one side of the street, a library on the other. "It's the dank season," he rapped, "for 1994"—which it certainly was. 4-Tay's Fillmore fly shit was vetted by no less a personage than Too Short, when he debuted on the 1988 cla... more »
SEACATS by SEACATS Seacats are the project of Kelso, Washington, brothers Mike and Josh Davis, who have been in the band (with a rotating cast of players) since high school/2009. They were signed to Ballard's Fin Records and released their second (self-titled) LP this year—it's a genuine pop journey through growing up and/or not growing up that has... more » $5.
This is the first time the Seattle Chamber Singers have done this concert since 2010, when they performed a version as a memorial to their founder, George Shangrow, who died in a car accident that year. New conductor Clinton Smith takes the lead here.
Legendary rocker Lou Reed was set free from earthly concerns in late October, but the mourning and tribute nights continue unabated. Tonight, at the cleverly named Loulogy, several Seattle musicians honor the Velvet Underground songwriting innovator and New York City icon with cover songs from his nearly five decades of output and film appearances.... more »