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The element of surprise

The power of musical anti-hype

Hops, sip, and a chug: ‘Yulefest Christmas Ale,’ Big Time Brewery

Name: Yulefest

Tasted: On draft at Big Time Brewery, 4133 University Way NE (cask-conditioned)

Style: Winter ale

ABV: 6.5%

Bitterness: N/A

Close encounters of the third dimension

A cold, blue light emanates from the enormous incubator tank. It leaks, sterile and eerie, through the thick glass, dimly illuminating the dark laboratory outside. A soldier sits next to the tank, motionless, shrouded in darkness. From his wheelchair he gazes upward, eyes transfixed by the sinewy form within. 

Creative commons

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Teach me how to hobby: Loose-leaf tea

Make a perfect cuppa tea

Ear to the streets: 'Ferg Forever,' A$AP Ferg

The style and image of A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky have always felt meticulously planned from their solo music, to their clothes, and their guest spots on other’s music.

So when the A$AP Ferg’s debut-album, “Trap Lord,” came out  last year with a polished, planned aesthetic, it was consistent with the pattern set by their crew, A$AP Mob. And just like A$AP Rocky’s albums before him, Ferg’s “Trap Lord” had successful hits and was well-received critically.

Interview with an artist: Lost Triibe

Few cities in the world can rival the rich music history of Seattle. Renowned for homegrown genre defining acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Death Cab for Cutie, Seattle has long been a hotbed for unique musical talents — a boon for fans and aspiring artists alike. 

Couchsurfing, revisited

Couch Fest Films festival is cushier than ever

How do you take your coffee?

With a side of whiskers, purrchance?

Album review: ‘Talking is Hard,’ Walk the Moon

This album makes talking hard, but dancing easy

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