Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:12 — 0 Comments
The latest offering from one of Seattle’s brightest MC’s features a bouncy beat, a soulful, catchy hook, a collection of dope rappers and a necessary message: don’t wait, do, take what’s yours. It’s the type of song (and video) that inspires you to move, create and work on the projects you’ve always want to work on. We thought it would be fun to hear from the people featured on the track. How did the project come their way, what did they think of the work? So, without further ado, here are their voices: Spek: I played the beat for Mic […]
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:36 — 0 Comments
Artists and co-parents Todd Jannausch and Chandler Woodfin are in the midst of creating a new art school in Tacoma, WA, called Feast Arts Center. Says Woodfin, a painter, “The guiding concept at Feast is the belief that community involvement enriches personal experience, that personal experience informs art-making, and that art-making strengthens communities. So how do we do that? Well, we believe that we achieve this by providing a place where community and art-making can merge.” The school will provide free community events, including offering free meals, supplies and studio time to those “in need,” says Woodfin, as well as outdoor […]
Monday, August 10, 2015 10:31 — 0 Comments
On Saturday, the magical candy noir band, Prom Queen, will take the stage at Cafe Racer and play for you. Their music floats like smoke off the tip of a 9″ cigarette. It wafts and waves and, when completed, returns to the genie bottle from where it was born. On Saturday, their performance aims to raise money for the band, which is heading on a west coast tour together. We ask that you please donate a little bit of money (or a lot of bit of money) to their fundraiser here. And before you do, remember they are the band that […]
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 22:30 — 0 Comments
Along with being one of the dopest rappers and producers in the town, Matt ‘Spek’ Watson is one of the most well-versed Marvel/superhero aficionados I know. We had a chance to talk about his suspicion of the new Fantastic 4 movie, his love of Deadpool and our shared curiosity at why there’s hardly ever any good bad guys in these big superhero flicks.
Monday, August 3, 2015 11:43 — 0 Comments
Lexi Lee makes stunning, homemade jewelry. Knowing Lexi some, she is the type to take extra care to make sure the piece is ready and beautiful before sharing it with the world. Given this, it’s clear that, along with being excellent with craft, she’s also prolific. We had a chance to chat a bit with Lexi about her work and to show off some of the pretty pieces, which you can buy here.
The answer isn't poetry, but rather language
- Richard Kenney
Talking Writing with Adrian Ryan
September 1st, 2015
Flat out, Adrian Ryan is one of The Monarch’s favorite writers. He’s quick-witted, sharp, funny and throws himself into every topic he’s involved in. He’s written some of our most popular Drinks With features and he’s appeared on our podcast. He’s a chum of a swell fellow! Since he’s one of our faves, we thought it smart to ask him about writing and what’s next for him.