Capitol Hill Block Party announces full 2018 lineup including new ‘psychedelic’ headliner

(Image: Jim Bennett/CHBP)

The Capitol Hill Block Party has announced its full slate of 100+ acts for the music festival that fills E Pike every July. Included in the update is a new headliner to close down the 2018 edition of the event with a Sunday night of psychedelic rock.

New Zealand’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra leads the roster of new names added Wednesday to the 2018 CHBP lineup. Producers also announced some of the plans for adjoining fun at this year’s festival including DJ sets, “activation” of the Chophouse Row development on the edge of the festival’s footprint, and “wellness programs” like morning yoga and workout classes. Continue reading

Northwest Boychoir Auditions

Auditions for New Members – Saturday, June 2, 2018. Alternate dates available.

The Northwest Boychoir will hold auditions for new members at its facility at the University Heights Center in Seattle on Saturday, June 2 or at a time convenient for families. We are looking for boys ages 6-9 who will be in first-fourth grades in the fall for September enrollment. All boys are eligible to audition; no prior musical training is required – just musical aptitude and obvious enjoyment of music. Financial aid is available to any student who meets our audition requirements. We are firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid to cover tuition and other program costs. Audition appointments are scheduled through the Northwest Choirs office by calling 206-524-3234 or through our website at Auditions are private and low-key, designed to make the boys feel comfortable and relaxed. They last about 15 minutes, and parents are strongly encouraged to be present.

Now in his 34th year, Music Director Joseph Crnko leads a skilled teaching staff that is committed to delivering exceptional music training in a nurturing and professional environment. Founded in 1974, the Northwest Boychoir enrolls about 150 young singers annually in five levels of training choirs. Members represent more than 100 public and private schools in the greater Seattle area. Northwest Boychoir music staff members are trained musicians and music educators. Members enjoy the benefit of small classes and focused instruction. Recognized as one of the nation’s premier children’s choral programs, the Northwest Boychoir serves as the official singing ambassadors of Washington State as recognized by five consecutive governors. The Northwest Boychoir also maintains a long-standing professional relationship with the Seattle Symphony, which gives members the opportunity to perform regularly with the region’s world-class symphony orchestra.

For more information regarding auditions or the Northwest Boychoir, call 206-524-3234 or visit the website at

CHS Pics | A Pike/Pine Record Store Day line

Somehow, someway, Record Store Day still means something on Capitol Hill. With so much brick and mortar retail fading away and streaming music services dominating the industry, it has got to be at least a little surprising to see record stores — shops that sell physical, hard format musical recordings — still spinning in 2018.

The stores clearly have their fans and RSD 2018 brought them out for the special pressings and treats that go along with the annual celebration of vinyl. Here is the line we found waiting outside 10th Ave’s Everyday Music Saturday morning. Continue reading

Crybaby musician’s grant carves out space for artists on Capitol Hill

Since 1999, Leigh Stone has witnessed the transformation of Capitol Hill as owner of Crybaby Studios, a subterranean warren of rehearsal spaces below 11th Ave between Pike and Pine. She has had a front row seat — or, more accurately, a view from the orchestra pit — to the accelerating gentrification of the surrounding neighborhood. Now she is carving out space for working class artists with the Crybaby Musician’s Grant, a program that will award three months’ access to a private studio and recording equipment for musicians who could not otherwise afford it.

“It’s important that spaces like this are centrally located and available to every demographic, not just people who have extra money.” Stone said. “We want to be known for having a music scene, but it’s gotten increasingly more difficult. Seattle is called ‘the City of Music’ — it’s been trademarked — and I’m fighting tooth and nail to keep facilities in the actual city.”

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Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 14 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Tina Turner, Miley Cyrus, The Rescues, Andra Day, and more!

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of over 50 members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. It is a non-audition non-profit choir that strives to provide a supportive community for members and to connect through music. The choir votes each season on a repertoire of contemporary music in a wide range including rock, folk, and pop, and aims to perform at a professional level twice per year. The choir is open to all self-identified women, and adheres to practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive, while embracing an eclectic core. Learn more at

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

  • Friday, April 13th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 14th  @ 2:00 pm and @ 7:30 pm

All performances will be at the Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central Community College. ADA seating is available. Purchase your tickets online at:

Father John Misty leads lineup for 2018 Capitol Hill Block Party

The 2018 edition of the annual Capitol Hill Block Party will include headliner Father John Misty returning to the festival where he also played main stage in 2015.

The Pike/Pine event showcasing a mix of local acts and national bands and groups on the rise takes place starting July 22nd this year and will also include Dillon Francis, Brockhampton, OW, Goldlink, Cashmere Cat, Alvvays, Sol, Bettywho, Quinn XCII, Ryan Carraveo, Two Feet, Yaeji, Bully, TR/ST, and The Dip. More performers will be announced as the July event approaches.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Block Party producer Jason Lajeunesse and booker Eli Anderson took to the airwaves at KEXP again this year to announce the lineup. “I think it’s the best music festival in the state,” Anderson said. Continue reading

Capitol Hill venues part of Presidents Day ‘celebration for a cause’ Protest Fest

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As the meme goes, happy Presidents Day — for 44 out of the 45 presidents.  You can put that fighting spirit to good use Monday night as a collection of Seattle venues including Capitol Hill’s The Woods, Bar Sue, Chop Suey, and Barboza host Protest Fest, “a celebration for a cause” featuring music and donations to some of the big nonprofits on the front lines of battle with the Trump Administration.

The festival from event promoter Do 206 spans three neighborhoods Monday night. Proceeds from Barboza are destined to help power the ACLU, Chop Suey is supporting the Anti-Defamation League, The Woods supports the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bar Sue is earmarking proceeds from its Motown on Mondays night to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

The full lineup of the night’s performers and information about sister events at The Tractor and Nectar Lounge can be found at

Meanwhile, Seattle-area groups are beginning to rally around plans for student walkouts to call for action on gun control reforms in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school mass shooting. We’ll have more on those efforts, soon.



Ash Wednesday Service

Join us in observing the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is the 6-week period preceding Easter that has historically been observed as a season of letting go of things that get in the way of deeper relationship with God. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, as we reflect on our need for forgiveness and salvation.

Nursery and Grace Kids activities available for ages 6 months-3 years.

Second Annual Seattle Women in Jazz


Join Seattle Women in Jazz as they present JAZZ SHOUT!, an evening dedicated to protest music and performances by and for women, with a fully multi-disciplinary program in honor of Women’s History Month. Proceeds from the door go to benefit Seattle Women in Jazz, a program fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. Before the performances, enjoy a dinner with music by DJ Amanda Wilde of KUOW’s “The Swing Years & Beyond.” During the show, enjoy over 20 performances by our all-female cast!

6:30/6:45/7:00 pm Dinner Seatings w/ DJing by Amanda Wilde
8:30pm-10:30pm Show

Dinner & Show: $65 Adv
Show only ticket: $25 Adv Online / $35 Day of Show
Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets HERE

Featuring Performances By:
VOCALISTS – Kim Maguire, Amy Kramer Hawks, Toni Redmond, Brooke Richey, Angel Itenchi, Naomi Metzler, Tekla Waterfield, Heather Ward, Nancy Byers, Rani Weatherby, Lisa Fox, Ashanti Proctor, and Nikki Dee.

BANDS / INSTRUMENTALISTS – The MoodSwings (big band), the Filthy FemCorps (marching band), Jahnvi Madan, and The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project.

DANCERS – Lily Harrison, Elaine Buchignani, and Miranda Longaker.



Spring Lettuce Salad:  Butter Lettuce, Red Oak Lettuce, English Peas, Asparagus, Shaved Reggiano Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast:  Herb & Lemon Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted New Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Snap Peas
Key Lime Cheesecake:  Graham Cracker Crust, Rum Whipped Cream, Toasted Coconut

Spring Lettuce Salad:  Butter Lettuce, Red Oak Lettuce, English Peas, Asparagus, Shaved Reggiano Parmesan, Lemon Vinaigrette
Mushroom Farrotto:  Creamy Risotto of Farro, Locally Foraged Mushrooms, Sweet Peas, Pea Vines, Pecorino Romano
Key Lime Cheesecake:  Graham Cracker Crust, Rum Whipped Cream, Toasted Coconut

Please note:
Ingredients subject to change.
Sorry, no substitutions.
Beverages not included.

Heathers The Musical – A Benefit For It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents
Heathers The Musical
A Benefit for the It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents Heathers The Musical

Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Lawrence OKeefe
Directed by Georgina Spelvin
Musical Direction by Dustin Schisler
Costumes by Jordan Sloan Frost

Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. It’s September 1989.on account of her uncanny forgery skills, smart girl Veronica Sawyer is taken into the tight circle of Westerberg High’s popular girls known as the Heathers (because, duh, they’re all named Heather).  But with social popularity comes a level of cruelty that Veronica can’t stomach, and she quietly defects from the inner circle.  Hooking up with moody bad boy, Jason “J.D.” Dean, she becomes complicit in his homicidal takedowns of the school’s popular crowd. Wickedly funny, oddly romantic, relentlessly intense, and occasionally powerful, this is a surprisingly truthful parable for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.

Performances are April 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15  Friday & Saturdays @ 8pm (Doors @ 7pm), Sundays @ 4pm (Doors @ 3pm) at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle).

Note: Though our show is all ages, parents should be aware that Heathers contains multiple R-rated scenes presented in a darkly comedic tone that include sexually explicit jokes, course and potentially offensive language including sexual orientation and body shaming, instances of simulated suicide, sexual assault, gun use and school violence, as well as simulated teenage sex, drinking and drug use.

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Heathers The Musical is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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