Music

Death Cab for Cutie Headlines Deck the Hall Ball 2018

The annual 107.7 The End holiday bash moves to WaMu Theater.

 

The new Chris Cornell statue resides outside of MoPop. Photo courtesy MoPop

Seattle Rock Star Statue Breakdown

The new Chris Cornell statue at MoPop got us wondering about the statues honoring local music legends.

 

Jazz harpist 
Brandee Younger. 
                                Photo by Kyle Pompey

A Beginner’s Guide to Earshot Jazz Festival

A look a seven of the most intriguing performers at Seattle’s annual month-long jazz celebration.

 

Cumulus (Alexandra Niedzialkowski) searches for a ‘Comfort World.’ Photo by Sarah Cass

The Silver Lining of Cumulus’ Clouds

The Seattle indie pop act returns with the bittersweet tunes of ‘Comfort World.’

Cumulus (Alexandra Niedzialkowski) searches for a ‘Comfort World.’ Photo by Sarah Cass
Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Adieu Already for Ludovic Morlot

The Seattle Symphony’s conductor looks ahead at his final season in charge.

Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Musicians Rally for a Free #SaveTheShowbox Concert at City Hall

The event corresponds with the City’s public land use hearing regarding expanding the Pike Place Market Historic District.

Angel Olsen: Always worth a closer inspection. Photo by Taylor Boylston

The Bare Bones of Angel Olsen

Seattle Weekly chats with the reflective singer-songwriter ahead of her Seattle solo show.

Angel Olsen: Always worth a closer inspection. Photo by Taylor Boylston

Album Premiere: Lizzie Weber – ‘You’

The Seattle folk singer-songwriter pens potent and poetic breakup songs on her new EP.

Labor Day weekend, Bumbershoot style.

A Look Back at Bumbershoot 2018

Thoughts and photos to recap the annual extravaganza.

Labor Day weekend, Bumbershoot style.
Knife Knights emerges from the woods to play its first public live set at Bumbershoot. Photo by Justin Henning

Bumbershoot 2018 Picks

Music headliners, comedians, and local favorites: These are the acts to seek out at this weekend’s festivities.

Knife Knights emerges from the woods to play its first public live set at Bumbershoot. Photo by Justin Henning
Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino get a touch melodramatic about not needing a script for Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast. Photo by Robyn Von Swank

‘Off Book’: Silly Story Singing Sans Script

The Broadway-worthy hijinks of ‘Off Book: The Improvised Musical’ podcast come to Bumbershoot.

Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino get a touch melodramatic about not needing a script for Off Book: The Improvised Musical podcast. Photo by Robyn Von Swank

Best of Seattle 2018: Arts & Entertainment

Best Musical Act Thunderpussy After years, 2018 finally (finally!) saw Thunderpussy put out the its self-titled debut LP. So how does a band survive—heck, even… Continue reading

Whitney Ballen Is a ‘Shooting Star’

The destinctive-voiced Isaquah singer-songwriter comes into her own on her new album ‘You’re a Shooting Star, I’m a Sinking Ship.’

Death Cab for Cutie Doesn’t Connect on ‘Thank You For Today’

While it’d be a fine record for most bands, the group’s new album falls short of its own standard thanks to questionable production and sequencing decisions.

Eddie Vedder at an earlier 2018 Pearl Jam show. Photo by Raph_PH/Flickr

Pearl Jam As Rock Archivists

The Home Shows at Safeco Field weren’t about the band’s legacy, but that of the genre as a whole.

Eddie Vedder at an earlier 2018 Pearl Jam show. Photo by Raph_PH/Flickr
Photo by Josh Kelety

City Council Passes Temporary Historic Protection for The Showbox

With a lively crowd on hand, the Council unanimously voted to delay any demolition of the venue by 10 months.

Photo by Josh Kelety

The 10 Best Moments From SPF30

A look back at the high points of Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary blowout.

30 For (Sub Pop’s) 30

To celebrate the record label’s 30th anniversary, we attempt to pick the best song from every year of its existance.

Back to the Heart of It All

Now, Now lost its way for years, unexpectedly building a ravenous pop rock fanbase in absentia.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Photo Recap

A look back at the urban music fest’s weekend action.