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Your Heart Breaks connects 31 bands!

A while back I was emailing with Clyde, one of the regular members of Your Heart Breaks, the 3rd most collaborative band on the Seattle Band Map (31 listed connections, and I suspect, many more!) Your Heart Breaks is a … Continue reading

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Seattle Band Map, Redrawn

To accommodate all the new bands that were added, Keith re-drew the map, even bigger (8 ft x 12 ft) and better (printed on vinyl now, instead of taped together pieces of paper) than before. And you can see it … Continue reading

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Cairo Art Gallery, Expo 87

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cairo Art Gallery on Nov 20th to see (and draw on) the Seattle Band Map for Expo 87. For this installation, we reached out to local musicians, club owners, music historians, and community … Continue reading

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KEXP Seattle Band Map Podcast

KEXP asked if I could put together a podcast for this project, so I compiled 30 local bands, each band connected to the band before via shared band members. The podcast starts off with The Shackles. The Shackles share a … Continue reading

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Seattle Band Map – A Brief History

This cartographic study of musical incest started out as a personal (and let me add, super nerdy) project of mine. I was trying to map out how the bands I’m in (Partman Parthorse and Butts), and my friends bands, were … Continue reading

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