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New Music

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Return with the Paternal "Growing Up (Sloane's Song)"

The MC and new dad offers fatherly advice on the track featuring Ed Sheeran (which is available for free download).

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/05/2015
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Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Aqueduct's 'Wild Knights'

After eight years away, David Terry returns with more spastic and emotional indie synth pop.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/04/2015
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Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 3–9

Round out your week with SLU Block Party, some mariachi punk, and a red panda or two.

  • By Kelsey Sipple
  • Published 08/03/2015
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Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Signed Russell Wilson and New La Luz

Plus, ironically batless Ken Griffey Jr., a plea for 'NCAA Football,' and Mark Hamill's amazing Luke Skywalker card autographs

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/03/2015
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The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 30–August 2

Out of Sight offers a locally focused alternative to Seattle Art Fair, Julianne and Derek Hough dance with More Live On Tour, and standup comedians Joe Mande and Greg Proops provide sharply cynical humor.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 07/30/2015
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Visual Art

10 Things to Know About Seattle Art Fair

The first edition of the Paul Allen–backed visual art showcase takes over CenturyLink Event Center this weekend. Here's the vital info.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/29/2015
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Summer in the City

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 Slideshow Recap

Singing, swinging, and escaping the rain: a chronological look back at last weekend's musical festivities.

  • By Amber Zbitnoff and Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/28/2015
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Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 27–Aug 2

Close out July with a literary mixer, improvised dance, and the first Seattle Art Fair.

  • By Kelsey Sipple
  • Published 07/27/2015
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Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: An Odd Week for Seattle Sports

Plus, 'Batman v Superman' meets 'It's Always Sunny,' Hannibal Buress, and the perfection of Pony Time's album cover

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/27/2015
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The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 23–26

Wooden O brings Shakespeare to Seattle Center, Chihuly Venetians come to the Museum of Glass, and BAM Artsfair takes over Bellevue Square.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 07/23/2015
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Summer Music Fest

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 Itinerary

We plan out your CHBP weekend for you.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/22/2015
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Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 20–26

Check out some socially-conscious hip hop, arts and crafts in Bellevue, and a summer dance showcase.

  • By Kelsey Sipple
  • Published 07/20/2015
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Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Free Wilco and Joel McHale's ESPYs

Plus, 'Meow the Jewels' and a Tom Hanks music video without music

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/20/2015
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The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 16–19

Discover the comedic center between fatherhood and food with Jim Gaffigan, escape the city while still rocking at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, and find the one that you want with 'Grease' at 5th Avenue Theatre.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 07/16/2015
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Theater Review

The Enduring Enchantment of 'Wicked'

The Broadway hit makes a magical return to the Paramount Theatre.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/15/2015
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Points of Reference

How Ernest Cline Mixed Star Wars Fantasy and Classic Video Games to Create 'Armada'

The bestselling author discusses his follow-up to 'Ready Player One,' a pop culture-fueled tale of video gaming and alien invasion.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/14/2015
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Ticket Alerts

Janet Jackson Returns to Seattle in January

Start 2016 on a high note when the pop star's comeback tour comes to KeyArena.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/14/2015
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Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 13–19

This week is full of science fiction, indie rock, and Seattle's best local comedy.

  • By Kelsey Sipple
  • Published 07/13/2015
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Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Remembering Nintendo's Satoru Iwata

Plus, Comic-Con, an Outkast cover, and 'The Simpsons' take on Trump

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/13/2015
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The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 9–12

Seattle bursts with free festivals this weekend, plus 'Wicked' returns to the Paramount and Northwest Film Forum offers up a one-of-a-kind film experience with 'The Tribe.'

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 07/09/2015
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