Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 21–23

Alternative rock from Essex, a Seattle painter's mesmerizing mazes, and a road trip at 12th Avenue Arts.

09/20/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Bravo Bravo Bravo

Seattle Symphony Wins Orchestra of the Year

Gramophone selected our symphony as its first-ever international Orchestra of the Year.

09/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Surpass Spotify

The Regional Radio Stations You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road

Rediscover the radio dial—it’s that thing above the USB port—by tuning into Northwest stations with local flavor.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Woe

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang Will Leave at the End of This Season

Lang departs after five years to become the general director of the Welsh National Opera.

09/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Talent

Fiendish Conversation with Ruler's Matt Batey

The indie musician talks about why it took seven years to record his first album and the warm reception it's received.

09/05/2018 By Stefan Milne

Home For Orphans

How One Seattle Pirate Radio Station Is Making the Local Scene Think Globally

The DJing couple behind Orphan Radio wanted to bring Seattle music up to speed—and the city is taking notice.

08/31/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Act Local

The New Pleasure of a Band Coming Home

Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and Foo Fighters all play Seattle this weekend. The shows will be sentimental. Deal with it.

08/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Local Legends

Why You Should See the Sonics in Tacoma

The garage rock legends are playing their hometown for the first time in six years.

08/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Death Cab for Cutie’s Thank You for Today Is Pleasant and Underwhelming

Seattle indie royalty return for a ninth album—slick, nostalgic, and lacking.

08/15/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bona Fide Losers

Mayor Jenny Durkan Proclaims Tomorrow Sub Pop Day

Last week the label got an airplane, now this.

08/10/2018 By Stefan Milne

Rock History

MoPOP’s Pearl Jam: Home and Away Is for Fans Only

If you worship the band, make haste to MoPOP. Everyone else can safely stay home.

08/09/2018 By Stefan Milne

#SaveTheShowbox

Council Members Move to Add the Showbox to Pike Place Market Historic District

"This is an exciting moment for the effort to save the Showbox."

08/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Ticket Alert

More Tickets to Pearl Jam's Home Shows Are Going Up for Sale (Again)

New tickets are on sale for $112 each.

08/01/2018 By Stefan Milne

Jazz Hands

Former Canlis Pianist Walt Wagner Announces Jazz Alley Shows

Two years after his retirement from the city’s poshest piano gig, Wagner brings his trio—including Heart drummer Ben Smith—to the downtown club for two nights.

07/31/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Car Seat Headrest to Play the Showbox

The band will play its revamped album Twin Fantasy at the historic venue, after plans were announced this week to demolish it.

07/26/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle August 2018

The Bob’s Burgers cast cooks up some comedy, J. Cole rules Bumbershoot, and galleries get paid.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Dirty Thirty

For 30 Years Sub Pop Has Given Us Great Music and Savvy PR

As the label celebrates its 30th birthday this month, we look at how it’s long fused art and business.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Right Note

Pop Ballads Reigned at the Karaoke World Championship

Washingtonians descended on Eden Seattle this past weekend to prove that karaoke isn't just an off-pitch pastime.

07/03/2018 By Jaime Archer

Bravo!

Seattle Symphony Is Nominated for Orchestra of the Year

Gramphone chose Seattle Symphony as one of eight international symphonies up for its award.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne