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

Feature

God Save the Punks: Mars Hill, Tooth and Nail, and Seattle’s Christian Alternative

How Seattle music helped turn an oxymoron into big business.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Farewell 2010s

Which Seattle Albums Made National Best-of-the-Decade Lists?

We combed through 12 end-of-the-2010s lists and tallied the results.

12/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Party of Many

Brandi Carlile Brings Her Subversive Pop to the Seattle Symphony

The singer extends her wild year into 2020 with a trio of concerts at Benaroya Hall.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

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Guayaba’s Fantasmagoría Is an Eerie and Eclectic Wonderland

The local rapper and singer’s new album packs manifold influences—bossa nova, Edith Piaf, Three 6 Mafia—into an “opera of the bizarre.”

11/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Brandi Carlile Announces Gorge Show with Sheryl Crow and Yola

For the second year running, the folk star headlines the Gorge Amphitheatre for her Echoes Through the Canyon show.

11/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Dave Matthews, David Bazan, and Some Grunge Musicians Announce a Show at the Moore

SMASH, a benefit for musicians' health care, will see the artists and many others covering Neil Young songs.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Big Chill

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Announces Its 2020 Lineup

Pedro the Lion and Bully headline, along with some of Seattle's best live bands.

10/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lauded Locals

Dave Matthews Band and Soundgarden Nab Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

And for Dave that might actually mean something.

10/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

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3 Local Albums to Listen to This October

New releases from Lisa Prank, Lemolo, and Great Grandpa.

10/10/2019 By Stefan Milne

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Earshot Jazz Festival Is Stacked with Talent This Year

The annual month of jazz brings in local and national luminaries.

10/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Billie Eilish Announces Tacoma Dome Show

The pop wunderkind hits the arena in April.

09/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

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3 Local Albums to Listen to This September

New releases from SassyBlack, Chastity Belt, and Somesurprises drop soon.

09/12/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Who to See at Bumbershoot 2019

No great surprise here: If you go one day, make it Friday.

08/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

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

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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