Shade Index

What Your Favorite Seattle Band Says About You

For every band, there’s “that” fan.

11/20/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Music Manual

7 Albums Every New Seattleite Should Listen To

Yes, Macklemore and Nirvana, but also Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat, and Chastity Belt.

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

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

Never Tell Us the Odds

Handicapping 2016's Seattle Grammy Nominees

Will this be Death Cab for Cutie's year?

01/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

I'm New Here

A Seattle Arts Primer

A cultural cheat sheet of the best art walks, Broadway-bound plays and musicals, required reading from local authors, and trends in music including a mixtape of Seattle sounds.

08/21/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sounds

Buzzed Cuts Mix Tape from Rudy's Barbershop and Caffe Vita

The cafe and barbershop recruited their most musically talented employees for a special edition mix tape.

08/22/2014 By Amanda Zurita

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Shelby Earl's 'Swift Arrows'

With a mature, seasoned sound, this is Earl's coming-of-age album.

07/31/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Sean Nelson's 'Make Good Choices'

The former Harvey Danger frontman is as witty as ever.

06/28/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Spin Me Right Round

Meet a Pearl Jam Rocker on Record Store Day

Mike McCready and Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin will be signing Mad Season albums at Easy Street this Saturday.

04/18/2013 By Laura Dannen

Local Talent

New Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "Can't Hold Us"

Mack, Lewis, Ray Dalton, and a shirtless man on a camel bring The Heist home from the wild.

04/17/2013 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


The Girls of Grunge

New play These Streets spotlights the songs and stories of Seattle’s hard-rocking women of the ’90s.

01/23/2013 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

Seattle Music News

Heart, Quincy Jones Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Along with Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Lou Adler, Randy Newman, Al King, and...Rush.

12/11/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's 'The Heist'

The Heist is more than a debut LP; it’s a proclamation.

10/31/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

TV Talk

Seattleite Wows on 'The Voice'

Soul singer Mycle Wastman has earned Cee Lo's affection and moves on to next week's knockout round.

10/25/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle Sound

New Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" feat. Wanz

With a new video out today and an album due to drop October 9, the Seattle rapper and producer are hitting their stride.

08/29/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle Music News

Soundgarden Leaks a Clip from Its New Album King Animal

The record is set to drop November 13.

08/21/2012 By Laura Dannen

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: Lemolo's 'The Kaleidoscope'

Sweet dreams are made of this. The Seattle dream-pop duo is hard at work soothing our souls with its debut.

07/31/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld