Hear Here

4 Seattle-ish Albums to Listen to This Spring

Car Seat Headrest, Perfume Genius, Tomo Nakayama, Shabazz Palaces. This is what 2020 sounds like.

04/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dancing With Myself

How Seattle Copes: Tomo Nakayama Is Releasing a Dance Album

The local folk musician's new electropop album sounds made for a dance floor, even as its lyrics speak eerily to the moment.

04/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Digital Arts

Artist Home Is Running a 12-Hour Online Concert Series

Songs of Hope and Healing will include hourly performance videos from artists affected by the shutdowns. It starts at 10am on March 17.

03/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

PAST, PRESENT, FUSION

Kassa Overall Brings His New Album Home at the Triple Door

In I Think I'm Good, experimental jazz and rap brilliantly collide.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Curtain Call

Teatro Zinzanni to Close Through the Summer

The show goes on until February 16. After that, it takes a hiatus for construction of a new headquarters.

02/05/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

The Sun's Zoomin' In

This Year, KEXP’s International Clash Day Is for the Climate

The station's yearly radio ode to the band and its activism has a single theme for the first time.

02/05/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lauded Locals

Brandi Carlile Scored Again at the Grammys

This time as Tanya Tucker's songwriter. "Chris Cornell" also took home an award.

01/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Colorful Symphony

Seattle’s Rainbow City Performing Arts Blends Artistry and Inclusivity

“Welcome and good evening, beautiful artists,” is the anthem of Seattle's LGBTQ-centered music ensembles.

01/24/2020 By Nicole Pasia

quiet enjoyment

Ings Is Throwing a Hygge Party at Fremont Abbey

The local “lullaby rock” artist enlisted Tomo Nakayama and Sophia Duccini for an evening of assertive coziness.

01/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Peripatetic Local

Rick Steves Brings Politics and Cheer to Seattle Symphony

First, a show with the Seattle Symphony on music’s nationalist powers; next, a Town Hall showing of his new doc. It’s basically Rick Steves’s Seattle.

01/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Best of the 2010s

Seattle Musicians Pick Their Favorite Local Albums of the Decade

Members of Lisa Prank, Tacocat, and Tres Leches each dish on which Washington records excited them the most.

12/26/2019 By Nicole Pasia

Feature

God Save the Punks: Mars Hill, Tooth and Nail, and Seattle’s Christian Alternative

How Seattle music helped turn an oxymoron into big business.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Farewell 2010s

Which Seattle Albums Made National Best-of-the-Decade Lists?

We combed through 12 end-of-the-2010s lists and tallied the results.

12/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Party of Many

Brandi Carlile Brings Her Subversive Pop to the Seattle Symphony

The singer extends her wild year into 2020 with a trio of concerts at Benaroya Hall.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Guayaba’s Fantasmagoría Is an Eerie and Eclectic Wonderland

The local rapper and singer’s new album packs manifold influences—bossa nova, Edith Piaf, Three 6 Mafia—into an “opera of the bizarre.”

11/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Brandi Carlile Announces Gorge Show with Sheryl Crow and Yola

For the second year running, the folk star headlines the Gorge Amphitheatre for her Echoes Through the Canyon show.

11/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Dave Matthews, David Bazan, and Some Grunge Musicians Announce a Show at the Moore

SMASH, a benefit for musicians' health care, will see the artists and many others covering Neil Young songs.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Big Chill

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Announces Its 2020 Lineup

Pedro the Lion and Bully headline, along with some of Seattle's best live bands.

10/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lauded Locals

Dave Matthews Band and Soundgarden Nab Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

And for Dave that might actually mean something.

10/15/2019 By Stefan Milne