THE SEATTLE SOUND (OF TINY VIOLINS): Fleet Foxes frontman and newly minted Portlander Robin Pecknold hit
out at the band’s home ground of Seattle on the Twitters last week,
stating: “Both weeklies in Seattle have joke-y, belittling articles
about us this week. Being a local press punching bag is one reason I moved. Happy now?” We suspect the two articles in question may have been a piece in The Stranger called “Actual Foxes Listen to Fleet Foxes”—in which the paper reviewed the band’s latest album by playing it to animals at the zoo and recording their reactions—and a Seattle Weekly article titled “Robin Pecknold’s Most Revealing Conversation in Decades”—a fake interview using Pecknold’s tweets as answers.
BEETJE GOES BIG: Brewer Michael Wright of local nanobrewery Beetje Brewery
has applied for a brewpub license for a building on Southeast 10th
Avenue and Mill Street. Currently sporting the working title of NW Craftworks,
Wright says it’s a continuation of the Beetje project. “I’m growing the
system and moving into a commercial space,” Wright told WW. “It’s quite possible the ‘Beetje’ moniker will be retired.” He plans to open the tasting and sales rooms within a few months.
24 HOUR ARTY PEOPLE: Time-Based Art Festival favorite Mike Daisey will be returning for this year’s event with his most ambitious project yet: a 24-hour monologue aptly titled All the Hours in the Day. Daisey has been working on this for some four years, and even performed a monologue about this monologue at last year’s TBA. The performance will—understandably—be a one-off event, but the festival will run Sept. 8-18.
Credits: Matt Wong
WINNING, LOSING, COMING, GOING:WWAssistant Arts and Culture Editor Ben Waterhouse has been chosen for a fellowship at the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater & Musical Theater
in Los Angeles. He will spend 11 days this June at the University of
Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication &
Journalism, under the instruction of nationally renowned theater
critics, and will doubtless return even more cocksure and imperious. >>> Meanwhile, WWAssistant Music Editor Michael Mannheimer completed his last day at the paper Friday, and is moving to New York City to “make it” later this month. “His dedication to the craft, his refusal to become jaded and his endless curiosity served us well,” said WW Editor Mark Zusman. “Of course, he will lose all those qualities when he moves to New York. We’ll miss him.”
CORRECTION: Due to reporter Aaron Mesh’s miscount, last week’s Headout incorrectly stated the number of rooms at the Crystal Hotel. There are 51 rooms, not 48. We regret the error.