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The whole world is a scene

Goat Palace is a music-documentary project by John Ellison based in Anacortes, Washington. Our mission is to photograph and write about music and musicians, to showcase records and ideas, the objects of music, like music magazines of old once did (most are gone now). We review records we love (why bother writing about music you don’t like?), interview musicians, and cover live shows. We like to blend the arts whenever possible, which is why you’ll see lots of photos, quotations, and even poetry from time to time. Right now Goat Palace is online, but dream of the day when we will have a printed version. We’d love to collaborate with other writers, too. Reach out!

If we write about a record, we usually buy the LP, cassette, or CD to add it to the Palace Collection. Digital downloads are always welcome, as are physical releases. (If you want to send an artifact for consideration, tell us and we can give you a mailing address.) Pre-COVID live-band photos in reviews and interviews have been by John Ellison, but certainly not all. If they come to us from other photographers, we love to credit their work.

Press Please reach out if you want to send Goat Palace your regular review and promo emails!

Mailbox on a blue wall.

The music industry is in a period of radical change, like pretty much everything else in our lives, in our communities, in our world. It’s important for fans to know how hard it is for musicians to make their livings from their art. It’s important to remain human, to be kind.

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Goat Palace
Anacortes, WA

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