Seattle Is Banning Plastic Straws and Utensils July 1st

Starting July 1st, restaurants in Seattle will no longer be able to give you plastic straws or utensils as a ban on plastic cutlery takes effect. First passed back in 2010 but rolled back repeatedly until now, the idea is to keep the oceans from dying. LIST: 5 of the best Day Hikes Near Seattle...
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Pregame for Summer Camp with Smokey Brights this month!

Supported by Rainier Beer Back in January, Seattle band Smokey Brights released their Come To Terms EP. The EP was great, but the release show was incredible. After the show I really thought to myself, (and said to anyone who would listen) "this is the best band in Seattle." Now I know it's not a...
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Foo Day Friday: Wheels vs. Good Grief

Good Grief
75% (9 votes)
25% (3 votes)
Total votes: 12
Hi. My name is Alyssa and I have an addiction to the Foo Fighters (and Dave Grohl <3) and I mean..could you blame me? They're one of the best bands in rock and I somehow tricked my boss into letting us dive into the Foo's stellar catalog every Friday at 1pm as a way to get pumped for the weekend...
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LISTEN TO THIS: Cumulus returns with single "Retreat"

Supported by Rainier Beer: It has been a little while since we got new music from local band Cumulus . The wait is over and it was so worth it. Over the last year or so I have noticed that Cumulus frontwoman Alexandra Niedzialkowski has been popping up on more bills around town either as the band...
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Listen to this: Best New Music out of Seattle

Supported by Rainier Beer This was a very good week for new music and the Locals Only crowd delivered in a big way. Throughout the year I try to keep a running list of all my favorite local releases that year and 2018 is seeing my longest list yet. I can’t even imagine trying to rank these things...
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Should you be worried about Mt. Rainier?

Supported by With sunny and clear days allowing our gazes to drift south and fall on the PNW’s largest volcano, and with lava spewing in Hawaii, plumes of ash, death and destruction in Guatemala, more ash spewing in the Philippines, the question is worth asking, “Is Mt. Rainier Next...
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Skating Polly

SUPPORTED BY RAINIER BEER ABOUT There's a difficult to describe, yet timeless quality to certain songs that transcends genre or era. It's something that you can't fake or contrive and it's what lies at the core of Skating Polly's music. The multi-instrumentalist duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton...
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Locals Only Guide To Upstream Music Fest

This weekend marks the 2nd annual Upstream Music Fest + Summit. Just like last year, this thing is completely massive. As the host of Locals Only , I like to think I know a few things about the local music community, but trying to digest this lineup is, in a word, intimidating. In an effort to help...
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LISTEN TO THIS: Jenn Champion releases new song "It's Time To Regulate"

In the last few weeks, Jenn Champion is two for two on new releases. The Seattle artist recently released a very fun new music video for her very good new song "OMG (I'm All Over It)." A song that is an easy frontrunner for the 2018 Locals Only Song of the Summer award. Video of Jenn Champion -...
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GO TO THIS SHOW: Maltby with Tents (album release) and Matt Bishop (Hey Marseilles)

Tonight (Wednesday) there is a good one happening over at The Tractor Tavern. At the end of 2017 local band Maltby released a five-track self-titled EP of gorgeous songs. Now that part about their music being really good is certainly important, but there is another angle to this whole thing...
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