Jazz Club

A Legendary Seattle Performance by John Coltrane Comes to Light

Just the second known live recording of the monumental A Love Supreme has made its way to listeners, over half a century later.

11/05/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Sounds Off

Is Brandi Carlile a Pop Singer? She Doesn't Think So.

One of Washington state's most famous musicians holds tight to her Americana roots.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Home (Page) Run

How the Garages Became Seattle’s Biggest Band

The 80-or-so-member international music collective, forged in the video game ‘Blaseball,’ is one of the best-selling Seattle artists on Bandcamp.

09/13/2021 By Stefan Milne

Wish You Were Here

With Music Venues Open Again, Will Livestreaming Keep Its Place?

Two Seattle tech startups—LiveMo and LoudSwell—are betting on the longevity of this Covid-era trend.

09/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Opening Shots

After 15 Months, Here's What a Real Seattle Concert Looks Like

We headed to reopening night at Neumos to take in live music’s return.

07/08/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Chona Kasinger

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Seattle, Go See Some Local Music This July

Venues are reopening and their schedules are full of Seattle musicians.

06/29/2021 By Stefan Milne

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Left at London’s New Album Is Radiantly Eclectic

The local artist’s first full album, 't.i.a.p.f.y.h.,' explores mental illness and recovery.

06/22/2021 By Stefan Milne

Summer in the City

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2021

From the Woodland Park Zoo to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, live music under an open sky is back.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Strange Country

A Surreal Night at Seattle's First Music Venue to Reopen

I visited the Little Red Hen, the first music venue to reopen in the first big city to shut down.

05/28/2021 By Stefan Milne

Keeping Tracks

9 New Seattleish Albums to Guide You Through Spring

Some psych rock, some 1990s echoes, some new Sub Pop.

05/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle’s Record Stores

Here are the places to buy vinyl, cassettes, and CDs in a very musical city.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Awards & Accolades

Brandi Carlile Has Won Another Grammy

The local songwriter snagged a Best Country Song win as part of the Highwomen.

03/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

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5 New Seattle Albums to Check Out

Seattle's released some excellent music already this year, whether you need a riffing rap LP or a cello-backed rendition of a 400-year-old folk song.

03/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Yo-Home

Seattle’s Maritime Music Scene Welcomes Sea Shanty TikTok

Even the viral trend of “electro shanty” music isn’t divorced from the tradition’s spirit of community.

01/21/2021 By Karen Reyes

Storied City

Seattle's Blue Moon Tavern and the Fight for Historical Buildings

The University District dive, featured in a new PBS show, turns 87 this year. Can it persist as a piece of living history?

01/15/2021 By Stefan Milne

Snow Tracks

14 Very Seattle Holiday Songs and Albums

From Bing Crosby's 1945 classic to a new Tomo Nakayama track.

12/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Re-Bar and the Crocodile Are Moving, and That’s Fine

Neither building is the Showbox, people.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

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Months After Sounding the Alarm, Local Music Venues Have a New Strategy

Keep Music Live is an attempt for venues to stay around after they’ve stayed closed.

10/21/2020 By Stefan Milne

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Can New Music Still Be an Event?

After months of screen-based shows, artists keep searching for better concert proxies.

09/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

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4 Seattle-ish Albums for the End of Summer

New releases from Naked Giants and Chong the Nomad.

08/26/2020 By Stefan Milne