Monday, December 2, 2013 12:41 — 0 Comments
Kevin Murphy fronts the Seattle band, The Moondoggies. He and his group of minstrels will be playing the inaugural Timbrrr Winter Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA this January. The Monarch had a chance to chat with Kevin about winter drinks, his favorite gigs of the year and more!
Monday, December 2, 2013 12:02 — 0 Comments
The shot begins with a pan onto Julia Massey, the television glowing blue upon her face, her eye twitching. Some people turn to lizards, a man on the TV reports. A-Wah-Huh?!?! Then: Rock Music. In the song, we’re informed of an idea: everyone is a slave to the Lizard King. What this means can only be deciphered by watching the new creation from TJR, which happens to include a boxing match with a huge orange glove, copious amounts of confetti and so many of the wonderful faces of the Seattle creative community.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:37 — 0 Comments
We slept in tents on the shore of Whiskey Lake. Dean the Marine had a brain tumor. Frozen in shock, we stood around and witnessed him scream in agony as his head exploded. Finally someone threw him in a pick-up truck and off they sped. We could see the rooster tail of dust for a mile or so. Later, the rest of us sat around the campfire eating Captain Crunch and shootin’ the breeze. We were interrupted by the call of a lonely loon rolling off the water. “Sounds like Dean.” Someone nervously joked. No one laughed but the loon. […]
Monday, November 25, 2013 12:42 — 0 Comments
Kitten LaRue is a performer and Producer/Artistic Director of the burlesque troupe The Atomic Bombshells. She’s also gorgeous! We had a chance to chat with Kitten about the Seattle scene, what she loves best about performing and where she gets her costuming! Jake Uitti: What is the most exciting part of performing burlesque? Kitten LaRue: For me, the most exciting part of burlesque is the immediate and electric connection you get to have with your audience. Few art forms allow you to get the instant gratification of a room full of people screaming at the top of their lungs […]
Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:25 — 0 Comments
I remember an inkling of a faint dream I had last night. One of my favorite moments from the live show of the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tour is during the performance of the song, “Thrift Shop,” where a huge mass of metallic golden confetti is blown into the air during a climatic part before the bridge. The magical part happens right after this, though: the golden confetti floats and lingers in the air for the next 2-3 songs like golden spinning fireflies. Glittering and strangely meditative. It is always a mystical period of time during the set. This memory […]
Friday, November 22, 2013 13:41 — 0 Comments
There is a new show in town! And this one features Seattle bands performing live and broadcasted on CW11/KSTW. We talked with Nolan Lehman, who shoots the live band performances for the new show, about trying to capture live gigs, what the new TV program will be about and more!
The answer isn't poetry, but rather language
- Richard Kenney
The Monarch Drinks With Bruce Pavitt
November 21st, 2013
By the time we’re cracking open fortune cookies, Bruce Pavitt and I find ourselves talking about Kurt Cobain and the idea of seclusion. That someone like Kurt, beautiful and stirring, at the height of world fame, needed the confidence and compassion of an inner circle of people to talk with. Kurt never seemed to have that – for whatever reason – says Bruce, solemnness to his voice.