The Directors

What Do New Directors Mean for Seattle's Artistic Future?

Seattle Art Museum, Symphony, and Opera all get new leaders this season.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Journeys

Strange Negotiations Delves into David Bazan's Crisis of Faith

A new documentary charts the travels, and travails, of the local singer-songwriter.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

If I Was in LA

Seattle Musicians Are Migrating to California

Last year a number of longtime Seattle artists departed south—why?

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Phonic Seattle Explores Our Less Typical Music Venues

The new documentary looks into spaces that don’t fit the standard mold.

08/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Chong the Nomad Plays the Chinatown–International District Block Party

The C–ID's second block party hosts the up-and-coming musician, along with Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars, food trucks, and a bar scavenger hunt.

08/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Seattle Sounds

Scott McCaughey Had a Stroke. Then He Wrote an Album in the ICU.

The Northwest icon and his band the Minus 5 play the Tractor Tavern, supporting 'Stroke Manor.'

07/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

O Say Can You Rock

Jimi Hendrix's “Star-Spangled Banner” Turns 50

At Woodstock, Seattle’s iconic guitarist changed the national anthem—and maybe music—forever.

07/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Work Hard, Play Hard

Local Essentials: An Intern's Guide to Seattle

Skip the Space Needle and live like a Seattleite with this roundup of our favorite off-the-clock spots.

07/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Artist Interview

Julia Shapiro Talks Her Solo Album, the Outback, and Third Eye Blind

The Chastity Belt lead singer plays her official album release show tonight.

06/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

Final Encore

Seattle Symphony Conductor Ludovic Morlot Goes Out with a Bang

The music director closes his eighth and final season at the front of Seattle Symphony this week.

06/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Pride 2019

Volunteer Park Pride Festival Returns This Saturday

Thunderpussy and SassyBlack headline Capitol Hill’s annual free music festival.

06/05/2019 By Lily Hansen

Lawn Songs

Seattle Summer Outdoor Concert Guide 2019

The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, and many, many more.

06/04/2019 By Sam Jones

Festival Season

Bumbershoot Just Dropped Its 2019 Lineup

After a weeks-long delay, the major festival brings the Lumineers and Tyler, the Creator—along with a slew of others—to Seattle Center.

06/03/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Hear Here

11 Songs for Sunny Seattle Days

Our localish list of tracks released in the last year.

05/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sounds to the North

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Returns This Week

Wolf Parade, Travis Thompson, and the Coathangers come to Everett for the festival’s sixth year.

05/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Tacocat’s This Mess Is a Place Is Polished Work from a Local Gem

The Seattle quartet’s new album arrives Friday and is streaming now on NPR.

04/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Summer Sounds

What Does the Future Hold for Music Festivals?

After the collapse of Sasquatch and Upstream, our festival landscape appears uncertain. But some are hanging on—even growing.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Now Hear This

Mark Arm Was on WTF with Marc Maron

The Mudhoney frontman talks growing up near Kirkland, surfing, and persisting as a musician.

04/18/2019 By Stefan Milne