Music

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How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

What time does it start? What streets are closed? What's the lineup? Consider this a guide, whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mix Master

Who's Behind the Music at the International Fountain?

DJ Whetzel hangs up the headphones after more than two decades crafting iconic mixes at one of Seattle's most recognizable landmarks.

07/05/2022 By Jameson Fink

Gorge Yourself

Music Festivals Worth a Trip

From the Gorge Amphitheatre to Fort Worden, our favorite live music destinations are coming back to life with fests like Watershed and Thing.

06/03/2022 By Sophie Grossman

City Sounds

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2022

From ZooTunes to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, Seattle is primed to spend this summer outdoors.

05/23/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

Here's where to buy vintage and new vinyl, cassettes, and CDs in a Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Bainbridge Island.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

This Month in Seattle Music

Washingtonians Gear Up for the Grammys and Fans Mourn Taylor Hawkins

The Grammy nominations are studded with local names, including Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and the Foo Fighters, who recently lost their drummer.

04/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

A bit of every-thing

Thing Is Back with a Lineup Geared Toward Music Discovery

Sasquatch!'s spiritual successor brings headliners Jungle, Modest Mouse, and Father John Misty to historic Fort Worden, along with visual arts programming.

03/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Ticket Alert

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Is Yet Another Reason to Love Spring

The May 19 festival in Everett features Seattle rock band Deep Sea Diver, Portland indie artist Haley Heynderickx, and a host of other acts.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Now Playing

Why KEXP Is Still Seattle's Indie Radio Station

Looking back at 50 years on the airwaves, 90.3FM can afford to stay weird.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Indie City

Day In Day Out Announces 2022 Lineup

The Seattle summer music festival, which debuted in the absence of Capitol Hill Block Party last year, announces headliners Mitski and Mac DeMarco.

03/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Mixtape

Music Recommendations from Your Favorite Seattle Bands

From Brandi Carlile to Modest Mouse, Washington has birthed some musical greats. We asked Seattle artists to pick their favorite songs by other locals.

02/10/2022 By Sophie Grossman

On the Right Track

Black Fret’s 2022 Grantees Should Make You Hopeful for the Future of Seattle Music

Local artists including Parisalexa, Beverly Crusher, and the Black Ends will receive funds from the Austin-based music nonprofit.

02/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Old Kids on the Block

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2022 Lineup

Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, and Diplo will headline local acts Enumclaw, the Black Tones, and JusMoni at one of Seattle's iconic summer weekend events.

02/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Merry and Bright

How a Christmas Song with Washington Roots Changed America

Eighty years ago this week, Spokane native Bing Crosby debuted the world’s most popular Christmas song. And pretty much nobody noticed.

12/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

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

Hear Here

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