Music

The Encyclopedic Sets of T.Wan

Seattle’s most multifarious DJ finds her voice.

 

Heatwarmer. Courtesy of the artist

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Smooshed the Unsmooshable

Mackned, Heatwarmer, and Darto brought together styles we didn’t know could coexist.

 

Versing Ascends to ‘Nirvana’

On their new record, the band explores self-criticism and problematic faves.

 

In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness

Written as a balm before the election, forgotten, then revived, the song imagines brighter days.

On the Labor, Ego, and Reward Behind IVVY’s ‘Safe Within’

For Madi Levine, dance music is no place for rock stars.

Quoth the RVN

A local rapper trades hip-hop for soft grunge, exploring the darkness within.

Redoubling Its Efforts, an Artist-Lead Activist Group Asks Vulcan for Equitable Development

Initially emerging before the Upstream Music Fest, the coalition returns with new support and goals.

Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM

Martín Sepulveda’s hip-hop debut deconstructs masculinity and the complexities of love.

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

As appetites for live music fade, Seattle’s independent venues see the light in dance nights.

The Top 5 Local Records To Look Forward to This Fall

Don’t miss new albums from Macklemore, IVVY, Versing, Mackned, and Darto.

Who Is She?’s Seattle Anti-Freeze

The new project from members of Lisa Prank, Tacocat, and Chastity Belt is blazing a path for romcom-core.

JuiceTheGod Is West Seattle’s Newest Rising Rapper, But Will He Keep Rapping?

A talented artist and basketball player, circumstance may soon force him to choose between the two.

Lilac’s Fabulous Technicolor Dreamworld

On You Can Call Me Papa, the electronic artist delves into dreams, fate, and femininity.

Stas THEE Boss Wrote the Happiest Breakup Music You’ve Ever Heard

The instrumentals were born amid three relationships, but the lyrics came after they crumbled.

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

DoNormaal, Shabazz Palaces and Heavy Petting’s new ones have layers upon layers upon layers.

As Housing Prices Rise, Seattle’s Underground Music Scene Feels the Strain

The denizens of Seattle’s DIY spaces say the new economy is making it harder to host the kind of shows that foster young bands and create space for marginalized music fans.

Seattle’s Music Scene Comes Together to Block White Nationalist Bands

Amid concerns of a growing fascist presence in local clubs, bookers, bartenders, and musicians are swapping strategies to stop hate.

SneakGuapo’s Got an Eye Trained on the Future in ‘Guapseason’

The rapper and ThraxxHouse forerunner’s latest is meant to be played loudly.