Kelton Sears

Before You Upstream, Know Your Local Scenes

The 300-artist lineup is one of the most locally focused in the region—here’s who’s representing.

The Top Five New NW Acts You Need to See This Summer

If you’re making the festival rounds this season, don’t miss this fresh regional talent.

As Upstream Music Fest Approaches, Local Artists Turn Into Activists

A new coalition is petitioning Vulcan to commit to equitable development in the Central District.

The Best Local Records We Heard This April

This month’s best were messy masterpieces for messy times.

Upstream Artists and Community Groups Call On Vulcan to Commit to Equitable Development

A new petition outlines four ways that Vulcan can “truly preserve Seattle art, music and culture.”

A Marxist Critiques Identity Politics

A Q&A with Asad Haider, founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine, on an ideology fracturing the left.

Record Store Day’s Best Confusing Exclusive Releases

From Toto’s Africa on an Africa picturedisc to Prince’s “Batdance,” we present the best of the weird.

‘Ghosts of Seattle Past’ Is Chicken Soup for the Cynical Seattleite Soul

For those angry with our rapidly developing city, this book will remind you what we’re fighting for.

Upstream Music Fest + Summit Reveals All 300-Plus Artists On Its Lineup

With more than double the number of artists than last year’s Bumbershoot, Upstream looks enormous.

C.M. Ruiz’s Last Art Show in the Lusty Lady? An Ode to Kirby

“C.M. Dreamland” pays homage to the surreal Nintendo character through painting and installation.

Short Run’s Dash Grant is Now Open—Apply, and Join Their New Mini-Comics Club While You’re At It

Get $250 to develop your own comic, or pay $120 to get local comics delivered to your door.

Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

Amazon, the biggest retailer of web-connected microphones, works for the CIA. Should that bother you?

The Best Local Records We Heard This March

Sango, somesurprises and Simic helped us not think about death this month.

Ben Verellen’s New “Disneyland-Style” Bar Is Open For Business

The Helms Alee frontman and Verellen amplifier mastermind is venturing into the world of booze with style.

Porter Ray’s “Past Life” Video Tells a Story Rooted in Seattle

The video off the rapper’s Sub Pop LP (out tomorrow) features scenes from MLK Way and Lake Washington.

The Best Local Records We Heard This February

Pegadeth, Bujemane, Dude York, and Crater helped us shred through the snow days.

Upstream Announces First Round of Artist Lineup (and Hey, It’s Pretty Good!)

Headliners Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge and Shabazz Palaces are joined by a huge, diverse cast of locals.

The Color Spectrum of Porter Ray

After experiencing high highs and tragic lows, the rapper is gearing up to release his lush magnum opus.

The Top 5 Local Records to Look Forward to This Spring

Don’t miss new albums coming from Taylar Elizza Beth, Mount Eerie, Bujemane, Dude York, and Sisters.

The Best Local Records We Heard This January

Tile Plazas, DJ NHK Guy, and Breeze helped us bump it through Trump this month.