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Today’s culture is full of rich and diverse music waiting to be discovered.  Sophomore Jake Burleigh found some of his favorite bands by simply browsing around on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

“My all-time favorite band is Greenday, and I wanted to find more bands like that,” Burleigh said.  “I learned that there were a ton of new upcoming bands that rocked.  Once you know about one small band then it’s really easy to find other bands.”

There are diverse genres and artists regularly popping up in small venues in local cities.

“Some of my favorite concerts in the Seattle area were Seaway at The Showbox and Knuckle Puck at El Corazon,” Burleigh said, “I love pop punk because it can be fun party music but also can be meaningful and emotional.”

Seattle is always bursting with new music in a variety of styles.

Knuckle Puck: Knuckle puck is an American pop punk band that started in the south suburbs of Chicago.  They released their debut album Copacetic in December 2014.  Knuckle Puck is not your normal pop punk with its different personality and original lyrics.  The band produces a great mix of sound sure to get you drumming along to the beat. Their next showing is in Seattle on October 24 at the El Corazon.

Seaway: Seaway originated in Oakville, Ontario.  This band’s pop punk style gives raw and passionate music with real and relatable lyrics.  Their album Hoser, released in 2013, is full of dynamic tunes that are driving with some that have more of a softer edge.  Seaway’s next showing is in Seattle on October 24th at the El Corazon.

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There’s no need to pay for a ticket when you’ve got this convenient little pass.  Teen Tix grants you access to many concerts, musicals and plays, visual art displays, movies, dance performances and more for five dollars.  Simply show up to the venue and show your Teen Tix pass.  This keeps art affordable for teens, and it’s free to register.

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October 23-November 7

Theatre Arts Guild in Mount Vernon prepares to open their show of Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 23. This musical is full of cultural diversity and comedic horror.  The story tells about a newly engaged couple who get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his newest creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.  Senior Nate Cody plays The Usherette and is thrilled to be a part of the cast.

“This show has been a cultural classic since the 70s, and anyone who hasn’t seen it should see it onstage to get the full experience,” Cody said, “It’s definitely made me appreciate the uniqueness and fun of live theatre even more that I had prior.”

Rocky Horror Picture Show runs from October 23 through November 7 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.

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Everett Village Theatre Kidstage puts on a favorite musical comedy, The Addams Family this fall.  Grown up Wednesday Addams falls in love with a “normal” young man and her mysterious family invites him and his parents over for a dinner party that seems to go drastically wrong. This show is full of ghastly secrets, spooky musical numbers, and uproarious humor.

Senior Payton Walles plays Lurch, the butler, and is excited to take part in his seventh show with Village Theatre Kidstage.

“This will be a well-choreographed and sung show and has a great cast,” Walles said, “I enjoy the cast and crew.”

The Addams Family runs from October 30 through November 15 at Village Theatre Secondstage.

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October 23-November 15

This romantic comedy musical is about a once happily married couple who uncovers an old box of photos in their attic.  Watch their memories come to life on stage as they look back on moments and missed opportunities in their relationship.  The show is also a musical celebration of Stephen Schwartz, the music composer of Wicked.  It features songs from different shows throughout his career.  Snapshots runs from October 23 through November 15 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

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Original musicians and cultural classics take to local stages across the Seattle area