Can you spot the actual musicians in the lineup, because I sure can't. I'm beyond tired of alt-types treating button-pushers as if they were actual trained, skilled artists. At best, they are arrangers, and engineers. At worst, plagiarists and thieves.
And, really, do they need to be told that loud, angsty, bad singing and playing has already been done? It is neither bold, nor original. Moreover, celebrating deliberately-unskilled noise as art is a slap in the face to anyone who has spent any time trying to master an instrument and become conversant in the language that is music. It's like calling the scribbling's of an illiterate great literature.
If their taste in talentless music is an accurate barometer, I can only imagine how they'd laud a novel written solely in l33t-speak, or the pidgin-English of the SMS-scape. (No wonder they love Murakami...)
FWIW, before writing this rant I listened to all of the sound samples - and a few more tunes from each supposed-artist on the bill. Not one challenged me musically. Sad, really, that a Seattle music event is almost, if not completely, devoid of trained musicians.