ABOLISH THE DANCE TAX! PASS BILL 5613

ABOLISH THE DANCE TAX! PASS BILL 5613

The ‘Opportunity to Dance Tax’ was originally put in place in the 1980s as a tax on aerobics studios, jazzercise classes and other recreational activities. The tax has never been applied to businesses like ours in previous years, and now multiple clubs throughout Washington are facing severe financial setbacks based on the reconciliation of retroactive(…)

SPACE // THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY

SPACE // THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY

Surroundings often reflect so much on who resides in the space. A prime example of this can be seen within the practice room of The Grizzled Mighty. Hidden below the staircase amongst the lower Capitol Hill hood, the basement has become part of the duo’s daily routine. With sessions that tend to go on for(…)

HIP-HOP: AN INDELIBLE SOUND

HIP-HOP: AN INDELIBLE SOUND

Written by Zach Frimmel Music is a complex organism with a mysterious origin. Like other complex entities, music has evolved with the advent of new technology, social demands, and creative innovation. Whether we’re talking about the eras of primal, classical, blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, or hip-hop, each one of these epochs was birthed as a(…)

RETROSPECT // 2012

RETROSPECT // 2012

To take a look back at the great year that was 2012, we polled some of our staff to see what was most memorable to them, music-wise. Below are a few Top 10s (and 12s) of 2012. Here’s to another fantastic year of music! Steven Severin, Owner & Talent Buyer Not in any order. -(…)

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

We’re pretty lucky to work with some top notch photographers. The creative minds behind the lens who brave the front row to capture those unforgettable moments on stage have been snapping away for the last few months, and we have compiled their work in to a new online album for your viewing pleasure. Below are(…)

CONNECT THE DOTS // CAMPFIRE OK

CONNECT THE DOTS // CAMPFIRE OK

Anyone who meets Mychal Cohen and then listens to music from his band Campfire Ok can understand where the sincerity in the songs comes from. The charismatic lead singer conveys a certain combination of kindness, wit, mystery and unmerciful determination in his demeanor that you just don’t come across every day with musicians. After two(…)