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

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Dude York's Peter Richards

The Seattle indie rock trio looks to live up to its self-proclaimed title of "America's band" with the release of 'Sincerely.'

02/21/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sisters

The Seattle pop band breaks open the bubbly to celebrate the release of its debut LP, 'Drink Champagne.'

02/14/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Resist

Stream Seattle Symphony's Celebration of Music From the Muslim Ban Countries

'Music Beyond Borders: Voices From the Seven' highlights music from the countries cited in the POTUS's Muslim ban.

02/08/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, and Chris Stapleton Headline Watershed Festival 2017

The annual country music party gets rowdy at the Gorge in July.

02/08/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Head to Safeco Field This Summer

The band's 40th anniversary tour (which includes the Lumineers) comes to Seattle on August 19.

02/08/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Ben Gibbard Plans Standing Rock Benefit Concert

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman heads to the Showbox with Sherman Alexie and Naomi Wachira to raise funds for the Water Protector Legal Collective.

02/07/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Lady Gaga Comes to the Tacoma Dome in August

Fresh off her Super Bowl halftime show, the pop diva announces her world tour.

02/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Seattle Music Exchange Project's Angelo Rondello

The founder, director, and pianist for the new worldly music exchange program discusses the state of Seattle classical music.

02/02/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Season

Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper Headline Sasquatch! 2017

The Memorial Day excursion at the Gorge also features Twenty One Pilots, the Head and the Heart, MGMT, and the Shins.

01/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Back Fence

Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised

Is this the year JazzEd’s all-girl band performs at Lincoln Center?

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

hope and resistance

Stay Inspired in 2017 with These Local Anthems

With a new POTUS comes a new soundtrack. Stream the playlist today.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Radiohead Comes to KeyArena in April

The band returns to Seattle for the first time in 5 years in support of 'A Moon Shaped Pool.'

01/17/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

U2 Brings 'The Joshua Tree' Tour to CenturyLink Field

U talkin' U2 to me? (Yes, we are.)

01/09/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Year in Review

Top 10 Albums of 2016

Take a listen to the best records put out this year.

12/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2016

The best local music the year had to offer.

12/28/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Holiday Dread

David Bazan Is Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

The singer-songwriter explores the beautiful sorrow of the season on 'Dark Sacred Night' and attempts to cope with the Christian right in the age of Trump.

12/15/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How the Head and the Heart Turned Commune Vibes and Classic Rock Influences Into 'Signs of Light'

Charity Rose Thielen chats about how Leonard Cohen, the Eagles, and a German set designer helped in the creation of the band's latest album.

12/06/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Seattle Singer-Songwriters Come Together To Honor Leonard Cohen

Ben Gibbard, Kimya Dawson, Tomo Nakayama, and more prepare to play a tribute concert for the departed Cohen at Town Hall on December 22.

12/01/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld