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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

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