Met Recs

June Pick: A Memoir by Sonic Boom Cofounder Nabil Ayers

The musician and cofounder of one of Seattle's most iconic record stores writes about his relationship with his father, jazz legend Roy Ayers.

06/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

For the record

A Guide to Seattle Record Store Day 2022

Stores like Light in the Attic Record Shop and Easy Street are providing special release titles and hosting live music for Record Store Day on April 23.

04/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

This Month in Seattle Music

Washingtonians Gear Up for the Grammys and Fans Mourn Taylor Hawkins

The Grammy nominations are studded with local names, including Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and the Foo Fighters, who recently lost their drummer.

04/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Ticket Alert

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Is Yet Another Reason to Love Spring

The May 19 festival in Everett features Seattle rock band Deep Sea Diver, Portland indie artist Haley Heynderickx, and a host of other acts.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Indie City

Day In Day Out Announces 2022 Lineup

The Seattle summer music festival, which debuted in the absence of Capitol Hill Block Party last year, announces headliners Mitski and Mac DeMarco.

03/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Old Kids on the Block

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2022 Lineup

Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, and Diplo will headline local acts Enumclaw, the Black Tones, and JusMoni at one of Seattle's iconic summer weekend events.

02/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Sounds Off

Is Brandi Carlile a Pop Singer? She Doesn't Think So.

One of Washington state's most famous musicians holds tight to her Americana roots.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Pop Gifts

Tacocat Signs to Sub Pop and Drops First Single from New Album

The new record is called "This Mess Is a Place" and it comes out May 3.

02/14/2019 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

Seattle Sound

Song Premiere: Gibraltar's "Cold"

The Seattle postpunk band delivers a blast of straightforward anthemic rock from its new album, 'Let's Get Beautiful.'

03/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

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

Lip Service

Lipstick Is the New Band Tee

Tacocat's merch table just got cooler.

05/26/2016 By Conor Romack

Seattle Sound

Song Premiere: Fox and the Law's "The Trouble with the Gods"

The hard-rocking Seattle group shares the second single from its upcoming album 'The Trouble with People.'

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Lumineers Producer Ryan Hadlock

With the Lumineers up for two Grammys on Sunday, their Seattle producer explains the magic of Bear Creek Studio.

02/08/2013 By Laura Dannen


Easy Street Records Queen Anne to Close

After 12 years of keeping us in vinyl and CDs, the record store makes way for a Chase Bank.

01/02/2013 By Laura Dannen

Music + Politics

Seattle’s Music Industry Rallies for Same-Sex Marriage

Music for Marriage Equality is officially live.

06/07/2012 By Laura Dannen

Free Music

Give It a Spin: Saturday Is Record Store Day

Which means limited-run releases and free in-store concerts.

04/18/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Music News We Love

Seattle Times Digs Up Jazz Gold at the Dump

Including a 1956 Seattle recording of Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Stan Getz.

04/11/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle by the Numbers

"Hail to the Zombie Capital of the World!"

And other news from this weekend.

07/05/2011 By Laura Dannen