The Fun Forest in Seattle Center is going away (R.I.P.). There will be an open call this week or next to the community to submit ideas for what to do with the south portion of The Fun Forest. One of the fore running ideas is a controversial Dale Chihuly exhibit....

Las Rubias Del Norte's third album, Ziguala, seems to combine familiar Latin American elements, such as Spanish guitar, creaking underlying percussion, and clicking castanets, with a contemporary indie rock feel. The band's Spanish name makes it seem a little predictable in that regard, but in fact, there's much more than...

If Hot Chip was meaning to pull the wool over our eyes with thisvideo, the first minute of it certainly does the trick. Autotune? Boy band stylings? I seriously had to reconsider whether or not this was the same Hot Chip I've known and loved. Halfway through, it is revealed...

Somehow, REDEFINE had unwillingly gotten a subscription to SPIN Magazine last year, and I was recently perusing it when I stumbled across something really hilarious and ridiculous; SPIN had a "[15] Songs You Must Hear Now!" section, and numbers two, three, and four were various incarnations of Yeasayer's "Ambling Alp." Talk about hyping a band. I was convinced that the editors at SPIN would have ousted Freelance Whales' number one spot and actually put Yeasayer as numbers one, two, and three, but they'd felt too bashful about it. I mean, they have pretend like they have some unbiased standards, right? Well, let's parallel that with Tegan And Sara's latest Alligator LP. Apparently, remixes have reached the heights of popularity where you can now release a 17-track album, with 16 of the tracks dedicated to remixes of the same song. In this case, Alligator is dedicated completely to, well, "Alligator" off the duo's last album, Sainthood. And I guess when you enlist the help of heavy-hitters like Passion Pit, Holy Fuck, Four Tet, Toro Y Moi, and Ra Ra Riot, you can do that, and it's okay. The scariest part, though, is that if I were to be compiling a top tracks you should download list, I might even include three of the remixes off of Alligator on that list. That's how good these remixes are -- well, some of them, anyway.

 

Tomorrow's show at Flatcolor Gallery is going to be ridiculously awesome, so go, go, go, Seattlites! Portland residents Sohaila Adela and Mark Warren Jacques will be invading Seattle with new works galore. New drawings by Adela, entitled Esoteric, will explore the same themes she's been exploring in the recent past --...

Tonight! At the Egyptian in Seattle. Be there or be square. With special guests director Danny Perez and members of Animal Collective. $15. 7pm & 9pm. Tickets available at the door, cash only. Walk up ticket sales and will-call pickup starts at 6pm at the theater. Many more cities announced soon, DVD/iTunes release...

NYC-based artist Robert Melee's current exhibit at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles melts colorful shapes into a bare, white room. Figures draped with drapes of color and glossy wall hangings reminiscent of sheets of candy buttons pepper the space, inciting curiosity about Melee's method and goals. The show...

&nsbp; See our interview with Hydeon hydEON (Ian Ferguson) has crafted an amazing large-scale mural of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The full 8' x 4' piece can be seen in-person at 2020 Cycle. (2020 E. Union St. Seattle, WA 98122)....

Travis Lampe never ceases to amaze, really, and some of his new works, featuring silk screened frames (genius!) are snapshots from twisted fairytales. Raft Of The Sunset Chuckles II (Inspired by Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa), Acrylic on Wood with Silkscreened Frame, 8"x8" Death of Mr. Frond (Inspired by Jaques-Louis...

Stefanie Fiore has a stunning 10-photograph series that captures homes of Italian-Canadian families in their everyday garishness. Decorative wallpapers sandwich ornate furniture, gaudy photographs, and miscellaneous trinkets. Inanimate objects serve as subtle storytellers of history and social change. Posh or gaudy? Regal or cluttered? It honestly becomes hard to decide,...