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Friday, August 8, 2014

What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

Posted by on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Emily Nokes: "I'm going to the Summit Block Party tomorrow, then DJ-ing at Speckled and Drake around 10! Come dance and buy me a shot of something obnoxious!"

Kelly O: "On Saturday I'd like to NOT look at a single computer and also to go to the Summit Block Party while catching some sunny summer sunshine. Looks like it's gonna be a perfect 80 degrees."

Kyle Fleck: "Headed down to Portland on Sunday for a Dropping Gems showcase. For those not in the know, Dropping Gems is a forward-thinking electronic label featuring such talents as Natasha Kmeto, Rap Class, DJAO and Philip Grass. This is apparently happening at a place called the 'White Owl Social Club.' Also very recommended: Run the Jewels' brilliantly abrasive hiphop at the Showbox on Saturday."

Dave Segal: "Tonight I’m hitting up Black Lodge to experience Stickers’ album release show and to catch a rare Seattle set by Austin’s Spray Paint, whose exhilarating, clangorous new album Clean Blood, Regular Acid recalls Sonic Youth circa Sister (their peak)—plus, garage-rock subversives Dreamsalon. Saturday I’m DJing at the Comet Tavern for the monthly Hypnotikon night at which Explorateur and I play psych-rock records and hype the psych-rock festival that’s happening at Triple Door Nov. 14-15. Sunday I’m DJing yet again with Explorateur at a friend’s new age BBQ birthday party in South Seattle. And then, if all goes well, I’ll catch minimal-synth duo Xeno & Oaklander at Kremwerk."

Katie Allison: "Tomorrow I leave on my annual vacation to the beautiful Sandy Beach Lodge in Naramata, BC, on Lake Okanogan, which is the best lake in the world."

David Schmader: "I've got a ton of boring work to do, but I'm really hoping to make it to Sunday night's Wine Shots."

Dan Savage: "Fighting jet lag—and dropping off a bag of travel-sized toiletries at SWOP-Seattle's event at Bedlam Cafe on Saturday."

Charles Mudede: "I know what I'm doing tonight. I'm interviewing Mark Jackson after the 7:20 pm screening of his new film War Story, which stars one of the most intelligent actors in all of cinema, Catherine Keener. Jackson, who is originally from Seattle, also directed Without, a film set in Whidbey Island. His new film is set in Sicily, and is about a war photographer who is emotionally and physically caught between a horrific experience that happened in war-torn Libya and the insanity of returning to a normal life in the US. Her former boyfriend is played by Ben Kingsley. Like Without, the film is beautifully photographed."



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Fnarf 1
I'm planning on taking a leak a little later. You can catch the action on my webcam.
Posted by Fnarf on August 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 2
I may go to the Summit Block Party in between taking various leaks.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on August 8, 2014 at 6:01 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 3
i am not leaking but i might squeeze out a twerk or 2.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on August 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 4
Yay yay Summit blockparty!!
Ford Gilbreath, far and wide my fave Seattle photographer, has an ominous photo of Summit/Pike intersection. I think it's from the 1960s, but not positive. Kelly O will know when. She does a half ok job pretending she understands photography.
Posted by dnt trust me on August 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM · Report this
There are baby pigs at the Jefferson County Fair in Port Townsend. BABY. PIGS.
Posted by bareboards on August 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 6
I myself personally will be going to Tacoma and/or Lake Cushman.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on August 9, 2014 at 7:19 AM · Report this
@4: Dag! These are terrific…
Posted by Kelly O on August 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM · Report this

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