Music Manual

5 Albums Every New Seattleite Should Listen To

There's the obligatory Macklemore and Nirvana, but Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat, and Chastity Belt too.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Pop Culture Fix

The Essential Guide to Seattle Music, Books, and Film

Catch up on the works you’ll hear locals reference all the time.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Freshly Lit

New Hugo House Opens Tomorrow

The writing center returns to Capitol Hill and christens its new home with a party.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

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

Healing Arts

While the Frye’s Group Therapy Isn’t a Cure-All, It’s Worth a Session

The museum’s new 12-artist show is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a grab bag.

09/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 17–20

An all-female Richard III, some psychedelic jams, and an audience-directed play.

09/17/2018 By Aly Brady

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

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 14–16

Greek eats, a Seattle film primer, and two deeply personal shows at the Moore.

09/13/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Sporting Life

The Making of a Duffleboard

Drew Fletcher of Function Foundry and Sam Largent, cofounder of Flatstick Pubs and inventor of Duffleboard, talk about what goes into building the locally ha...

09/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

Monthly Planner

15 Events to Catch This October

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle October 2018

Adolescent yearning rocks the Showbox, BAM glows, and Bowie goes Brazilian.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Two In One

What the Heck Is Duffleboard?

A hybrid, locally hatched invention revives an analog approach to fun and games.

09/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

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

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 10–13

A bike-in movie, a star-studded musical, and a new wave of soul music.

09/10/2018 By Landon Groves

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

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 7–9

Independent booksellers get physical, walkin' (before and) after midnight, and jokes with gravitas.

09/06/2018 By Mac Hubbard

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

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 4–6

A grammy-winning rock band, a crash course on the Clash, and a party in an urban basecamp.

09/04/2018 By Landon Groves

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

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne