Fall Arts

Secure Our Borders! Canadian Musicians Invade Seattle

The influx starts tonight with Rufus Wainwright at Benaroya Hall.

10/01/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Music Festival

An Outsider's Guide to Decibel Festival 2012

A look at the electronic music fest's performers, parties, and panels.

09/26/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

Ring in the New Year with Pickwick

Finish up 2012 with Seattle's finest soul band; tickets go on sale Friday.

09/19/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


Before They Were Stars: Madonna’s Virgin Tour in Seattle

To warm up for the Material Girl’s concerts at KeyArena this month, we flash back to 1985.

09/19/2012 By Brandon L. Bye


The Shins Play the Paramount this Saturday

James Mercer's ever-evolving indie rock band is practically a Seattle act these days.

09/17/2012 By Seattle Met Staff

Ticket Alert

Ben Gibbard to Play 826 Seattle Benefit; Tickets on Sale at Noon

Death Cab's front man tours behind his first solo album, out October 16. Also on sale today: Green Day and Blue Scholars tickets.

09/14/2012 By Laura Dannen

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with the Head and the Heart's Josiah Johnson

We catch up with the folksy frontman before the band's homecoming gig at the Paramount.

09/12/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in Seattle

Slide Show: Bumbershoot 2012

The best of Seattle's Labor Day weekend arts fest in 25 pictures.

09/04/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


Slide Show: Bumbershoot 2012

The best of Seattle's Labor Day weekend arts fest in 25 pictures.


New Music

Listen to David Byrne and St. Vincent's New Album in Its Entirety

NPR is streaming Love This Giant before the album drops September 11. Plus: The duo debuts its new video for "Who."

09/04/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle Music News

Seattle Rock Orchestra's Arcade Fire Double Feature

Catch a preview of the orchestra's upcoming concert live on KEXP this afternoon.

08/21/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Music News

David Bazan Celebrates Control's 10th Anniversary with Tour

The artist formerly known as Pedro the Lion brings his most acclaimed album to the Neptune.

08/20/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


Reignwolf to Rock Linda's Fest

Linda's Tavern throws a free music fest in its parking lot this Saturday. Plus: two other concerts for your weekend calendar.

08/14/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Coffee Break

New Video: My Morning Jacket's "Outta My System"

It's an animated acid trip with a Zach Galifanakis cameo as the wizard.

08/06/2012 By Laura Dannen

Power of Pop Culture

Points of Reference: Sharon Van Etten’s 'Tramp'

The melancholy singer-songwriter shares the pop culture that shaped her latest album. (Two words: Iggy Pop.)

08/02/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Sea Travel

The Coachella Festival Is Now a Cruise

The chill-out tent is to starboard.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams

Only the Essentials

Tools of the Trade: Tyler Carson’s Stroh Violin

In our new series, we look at the unusual tools that help artists get the job done.

06/29/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Editor's Pick

Dum Dum Girls and Craft Spells Play Little Big Show #3

The girls will make you smile after the boys bring you down.

06/26/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Power of Pop Culture

Points of Reference: Jonathan Coulton’s Artifical Heart

In our new series, we chat with artists about what pop culture shaped their latest work.

06/20/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

The Head and the Heart Fall Tour Announced

Plus: Lead singer Jon Russell goes solo tonight at Sunset Tavern.

06/12/2012 By Laura Dannen