Summer in the City

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2021

From the zoo to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, live music under an open sky is coming 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

A rundown of where to go crate digging 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

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5 Albums to Listen to This Summer

From the Polyrhythmics’ slippery funk to Parisalexa’s full-length debut.

07/28/2020 By Stefan Milne

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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