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Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake, running February 2 – 11, 2018. Photo © Angela Sterling.

What to expect when you see Swan Lake at McCaw Hall

I married a ballerina, and now I go to the ballet. That's not a sentence I ever thought I would write, specifically from a dude who used to think the whole idea of "art" was lost in the coffers of the church or leaders of wealthy countries that commissioned it. I was younger and dumber then. Cirque...
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Watch Father John Misty's SNL performance

Father John Misty (J. Tillman) has gone a long time playing festivals, wowing those in attendance with his performances, on-stage antics, brilliant sarcasm, eccentric dancing, and grave takes on human culture via the first songs off his upcoming album Pure Comedy. On Saturday night, he took all of...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: December 10, 2016

SET ONE Watch The Duck ft Pharrell - ‘Stretch 2-3-4’ - DIM MAK King Henry - ‘Don’t Stay Away’ - DUKE CITY Bob Moses - ‘Tearing Me Up’ (RAC Remix) - DOMINO Kate Tempest - ‘Don’t Fall In’ - LEX RECORDS Video of Kate Tempest - Don't Fall In St Francis Hotel - 'Beyond Mondello’ (7 Inch Dub) -...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: July 16th, 2016

I have been easing into the show lately, sort of warming up to a hard-hitting peak around Midnight. But this week I came straight outta the gates with an uplifting, party-rocking House set. If you weren’t dancing you may want to have your feet examined for defects. Then came brand new music from DJ...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: July 9th, 2016

Sometimes you get a fun, somewhat silly track that everybody loves or hates. Think Taco in the 80s (ask your parents or Google). That’s how I feel about Jpatterson’s ‘Elevator’ and I’m delighted that everybody is loving it. I’ll keep playing it. I’ve been having fun with the slower tempos the last...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: July 2nd, 2016

I kicked off with a brand new track that screams Summer. Jpatterson ‘Elevator’. It was passed to me by the label last week and comes out later this month. I can’t for the life of me find it on Soundcloud, Youtube, or anywhere else so you’ll just have to listen for it on Subtronic. From there I kept...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: June 25th, 2016

I love the music of Africa. I don't always love traditional music remixed, so I was leery to listen to Beating Heart Malawi, a new project album that was passed to me last week. From 1903 - 1977 Hugh Tracey made 35,000 field recordings across Sub-Saharan Africa. Beating Heart invites a hand full of...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: June 18th, 2016

Kremwerk resident Julia Planet Disco sent me a guest mix this week. They have some great pride events coming up you’ll want to check out . I came storming straight out of the gates with a Bass set, then lightened up in a direction that’s a little more Poppy than I usually like to go. But the...
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SUBTRONIC END PLAYLIST: June 11th, 2016

So much fresh music coming out as we move into Summer. Remember The Soup Dragons c.1990? Maybe "I'm Free" ? Perhaps "Diving Thing" ? Frontman Sean Dickson aka HiFi Sean just released a belter with Funk legend Bootsy Collins, and it screams Summer. Meanwhile Breakbeats are getting more play and...
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VINYL DIG: Gus Gus - Standard Stuff For Drama - 4AD

Every week, I dig through my record collection. Sometimes it's to discover long forgotten gems or B-sides. Other times it's to clean house and lighten the load. Here's what surfaced from the stack this week: Record: Gus Gus - Standard Stuff For Drama - 4AD Year: 1997 Favorite Track: Believe (16B...
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