Branden is the Managing Editor of Likes: Thai food, chicken wings, watching the Sounders and Rainier Beer. Dislikes: The Oxford Comma (but he's working through it).

Branden has been a PNW resident his whole life and covers music, culture and everything Seattle for The End. You can follow him on Twitter, but you probably shouldn't. 

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The Seattle area might be getting an artificial wave park in 2018

October 19, 2017
Starting summer 2018, you might be able to put the wetsuit away and stop riding freighter waves when a new surf spot opens up in the Pacific Northwest. A company called "CitySurf Seattle" has plans and permits to set up shop in the Issaquah Highlands (which is Seattle-ish) next summer, which more

EndSessions: Bleachers plays acoustic "Don't Take The Money" in a Seattle brewery

October 17, 2017
Supported by Elysian Brewing Company : Jack Antonoff has the kind of personality that can own a stage in front of thousands or in front of 30, which is exactly what happened when he stepped on the small platforms in Seattle's Elysian Brewing on Capitol Hill to play an acoustic version of more

A Beck pop-up shop will be at the Fremont Market this weekend

October 13, 2017
While you're picking up your local wares at the Fremont Farmer's Market this Sunday, keep an eye out for a colofrul pop-up shop from Beck, who chose the Sunday market as one of five locations to sell exclusive merch and music the weekend of his record launch. Beck's latest album, Colors, more

Here's where you can score a Friday the 13th tattoo deal in Seattle

October 9, 2017
Tattoo parlors and Friday the 13th go together like Sailor Jerry and...uh...more Sailor Jerry? This Friday is the spookiest Friday 13th of all (because Halloween and stuff) and Seattle tattoo shops are slanging deals left and right. Here's where you can score a cheap tattoo this Friday (maybe more

Listen to Barns Courtney's debut album "The Attractions of Youth"

September 29, 2017
Barns Courtney released his debut LP The Attractions of Youth on Friday. The 14-song album features all five songs from The Dull Drums EP released earlier this year, along with nine new songs including his new single "Golden Dandelions." Here's what we're saying about the new album: Alyssa : " more

A baby was born inside a bathroom stall at Seattle's Neptune Theater

September 28, 2017
While Bob Marley's son, Damian, played the stage at Neptune Theater on Wednesday night, a pregnant lady became not so pregnant anymore in a bathroom stall inside the venue. According to the Seattle Fire Department , a woman gave birth in the restroom inside the theater on Wednesday night and more

Macklemore announces second Key Arena show (and that he's going to have another kid)

September 28, 2017
Macklemore announced a KeyArena stop for his Gemini tour that promptly sold out when tickets went on sale. To announce the first show, he played one-on-one basketball against Shawn Kemp . LISTEN: Macklemore releases new track "Marmalade" feat. Lil Yachty The Seattle native took to Twitter again more

All the tourist attractions in Seattle that locals should actually do

September 27, 2017
Seattle is rich with history and iconic art, locations, landmarks, views, and geography that makes its way into the background of any national sports broadcast or TV show/movie that is set here. Fish get thrown in the background and helicopter shots of the Space Needle get shown so you know you' more

Arctic Monkeys have officially begun working on a new album

September 26, 2017
Arctic Monkeys have officially begun recording LP6, according to bassist Nick O'Malley. In an interview with motorcycling website For The Ride , the bassist revealed that recording for the new album began in September at a secret location and the album will likely be released in 2018. Alex more
Chris Martin of Coldplay

Watch Coldplay cover 'Black Hole Sun' at their Seattle show

September 25, 2017
Coldplay played their first show in the United States right here in Seattle and when they returned on Saturday, the setting was a bit different when they played for a packed CenturyLink Field. Chris Cornell will get a statue in Seattle While playing "The Scientist" for more than 60,000 people more