Fiendish Conversation

SassyBlack Is More Than a Throwback

In her new record, "New Black Swing," the prolific Seattle musician steps away from the mysticism of Sun Ra and into the pop songwriting of New Edition and TLC.

06/21/2017 By Darren Davis

The Shade Index

The 7 People You See at Seattle Music Festivals

Keep an eye out for these local wonders in their natural habitat this season.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces Full 2017 Lineup

You already know about Run the Jewels, Diplo, and Angel Olsen. Now check out the other 60-plus acts rounding out the fest.

06/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists Announce Benefit Concert in Seattle

All proceeds from the acoustic show will go toward Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

05/10/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alerts

Hot 'Damn.' Kendrick Lamar Comes to the Tacoma Dome in August

The superstar rapper heads to the Pacific Northwest with another freshly minted hit record.

04/26/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Classical & More

Ludovic Morlot Will Leave Seattle Symphony in 2019

The Symphony's musical director and conductor ushered in an award-winning new era since his arrival in 2011.

04/24/2017 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Hot Take

Panels That Should Probably Exist at Upstream Music Fest and Summit

Sure, Paul Allen’s inaugural Upstream Fest brings more than 100 local acts and a slew of music industry panels to town this month, but here are a few talks we wish were on the roster.

04/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How the New Pornographers Built 'Whiteout Conditions' with Krautrock and Legos

AC Newman chats about how Neu!, the Feelies, and his son's toys influenced the band's new record.

04/11/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Bolsters Its Lineup

The full slate now includes Dinosaur Jr., the Thermals, the Long Winters, Jay Park, Metz, and over 300 total acts for the fest's three-day premiere.

04/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Fleet Foxes Finally Return

The Seattle-formed indie folk group schedules a concert at the Showbox as part of its first U.S. dates in six years.

03/28/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

An Orchestration of Ice and Fire

'Game of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi Brings Westeros to KeyArena

We chat with the man behind the hit TV show's music before the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience stops in Seattle.

03/28/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

SxSeattle

Making Sense of SXSW 2017

From Seattle bands to up-and-coming acts that will be visiting soon, we recap an exhausting week in Austin.

03/22/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Preschool of Rock

Caspar Babypants Makes Children’s Music That Won’t Drive Parents Insane

And he's helped Seattle become a hotbed for other up-and-coming kindie artists.

03/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ann Wilson of Heart

The rock and roll legend preps for a homecoming solo show at the Moore.

03/07/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Run the Jewels, Diplo, and Lord Huron Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

The urban summer music festival's lineup also features Angel Olsen, Thundercat, Wolf Parade, and Perfume Genius.

03/07/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Song Premiere: Gibraltar's "Cold"

The Seattle postpunk band delivers a blast of straightforward anthemic rock from its new album, 'Let's Get Beautiful.'

03/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How Shelby Earl Turned to 'Twin Peaks,' Cody Chesnutt, and Jesus (Sort of) When Crafting Her New Album

The Seattle singer-songwriter pushes things away from her folky roots on 'The Man Who Made Himself a Name.'

02/28/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Song Premiere: The Maldives' "2 Know U Is 2 Love U"

The Seattle alt-country institution takes things in a new direction with the first single from its upcoming album, 'Mad Lives.'

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Reveals Its Debut Lineup

The first year of Paul Allen's answer to SXSW features Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, and a glut of local bands.

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld