TUF Roller Disko Write-Up Hype-Up

Illustration for Seattle Weekly by Lara Kaminoff

Illustration for Seattle Weekly by Lara Kaminoff

Seattle Weekly's Spring Event pics included the TUF Roller Disko! SW writes: 

"This event offers a stacked lineup of local DJs, but if that isn’t enough to draw you in, maybe the venue will seal the deal. Southgate Roller Rink is allowing a handful of DJs—Biome, T.Wan, CCL, Ceci G, and I VDA—from the female and non-binary Seattle collective TUF to take over the decks on a Friday night. Roller-skating is already pretty fun when they’re playing Dave Matthews Band—imagine how good it will be in the hands of true selectors."

See the rest of the event recs here: http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/40-arts-things-you-must-do-this-spring/

Rapper Taylar Elizza Beth discusses TUF LUV premiere with The Blow Up

By The Blow Up

By The Blow Up

Seattle rapper Taylar Elizza Beth hypes TUF in her interview with The Blow Up: 

"Yeah the TUF LUV Event was dope as fuck. So “TUF” is a group of women and non-binary people who center around teaching and performing digital media and digital engineering. So they not only teach people how to produce and engineer, but they also just celebrate anybody who’s not a cis-man, pretty much, and highlight the art from the community as well. They’re really cool and I was super honored to perform, and I actually go to headline that event, which was really fun. I got a lot of really good feedback and it was only my second performance so the fact that I got to perform an entire festival was dope. I vibe with TUF really really hard. I’m proud of what they’re doing for Seattle and beyond, really."

See more at: 

http://www.theblowup.co/underground-hype-taylar-elizza-beth

MOTOR shouts out TUF DJ contributions in Seattle Weekly

Photo by Seattle Weekly, Cate McGehee

Photo by Seattle Weekly, Cate McGehee

TUF member Cate McGehee talks to MOTOR about booking TUF locals. From the article:
"One reason MOTOR has been so successful is its collaborative relationship with other local crews. They’ve presented shows with secondnature and Elevator, two avant Seattle collectives founded by young transplants from Tacoma, and they’ve had a member of the female and non-binary collective TUF on each of their past four shows. 'We are grateful to have a talented pool of local artists to feature in rotation,' says Glasgow, naming TUF DJs Biome and T. Wan, who played the Ancient Methods and White Visitation events. 'MOTOR is truly a community effort from when the idea is hatched until we leave the club for much-needed rest,' she says.

See more at:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/music/motor-invites-seattle-into-the-wormhole-with-an-ambitious-summer-series/

Bellevue College Student Newspaper reports from TUFFEST

By the Watchdog/ Keelin Everly-Lang

By the Watchdog/ Keelin Everly-Lang

We love that TUF is engaging student media! TUFFEST was written up in the Watchdog, Bellevue's student newspaper, by Keelin Everly-Lang. Some loving words from TUF member Olivia Hatfield:

“TUF, not just as a collective, but individual members have helped me so much...everyone is always building each other up and reassuring each other that our voices matter and that our art matters."
See more at:

http://www.thewatchdogonline.com/the-first-annual-all-day-tuf-fest-22592

Thump's TUFFEST feature: crush the patriarchy

By Valerie Calano for THUMP

By Valerie Calano for THUMP

Long review of the incredible TUFFEST day and night events. Photos from TUF members Valerie Calano and Jen Greene.
Love this description of Elysia Crampton's set: 

"It was past 9pm when she started weaving a fragmented tapestry of feral beats, live vocals and keys, and pop cultural references, all nightmarishly contorted and sonically rich. Coiled into her set were shards of words that were deeply political and personal: a quote from a Bolivian trans activist, a futuristic folktale about a trans justice movement from Latin America, and a poem about finding love amidst modern colonialism."
See more here: 

https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/tuffest-seattle-female-trans-queer-festival

Seattle Weekly Feature: TUF Collective Says LUV is the Answer

Ella Ordona's "tsinelas," on display at TUF LUV

Ella Ordona's "tsinelas," on display at TUF LUV

Meagan Angus from the Seattle Weekly talks with TUF organizers about the upcoming show at King Street Station.
Pull quote from Grey Ellis: “Aesthetics are political. Making art is political. Making time to show up to support folks at whatever level you are capable of is political,” Ellis says emphatically. “This city is changing, becoming more affluent, but … I’m interested in making inclusive spaces, spaces for folks to interact with art, friends, and musicians that engage learning.”
See more at:  

http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/the-new-electronic-and-digital-media-focused-tuf-collective-says-luv-is-the-answer/