Living Non-Fiction: Tai Shan tells her story

"I saw the house burning and it was such a wake-up call," Tai Shan recounts as we sit peacefully in Wallingford's Fuel Coffee. Tai was just 15 years old when she returned to her childhood home to find it burning to the ground, all because of a normal stick of incense and a rogue ember. Luckily no … [Read more...]

Underage and Underrated: EMP Sound Off! Youth Music Competition

This weekend, I was able to see the infamous Sound Off! competition at the Experience Music Project for the first time ever. Three weekends of semifinals culminate in one final music battle for the big prize including recording time, gear, radio airplay, high profile performances and media … [Read more...]

Sound Off!: Not Your Average Battle of the Bands

Have you ever found yourself wanting to be ahead of the musical curve, for once? Ever wanted to find the coolest, hippest bands before the rest of the world jumps on the bandwagon? To be able to say, “I knew them when…”? Look no further than the EMP’s Sound Off! competition. The Northwest’s … [Read more...]