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After playing a song hundreds of times, what happens when performers simply go blank?
Sub Pop is reissuing the influential early releases of a Seattle grunge-rock original.
From hip-hop to country to improv Shakespeare, the Labor Day fest offers something for everyone.
Will the Upstream Music Festival vitalize the local music industry and community, or simply piss it off?
The Pacific Science Center’s Art of the Brick exhibit will appeal to anyone who has ever snapped a brick in place.
Fainting Room Collective’s Triple-Six 7-Inch Box Set features records from Haunted Horses, Bali Girls, Stickers, He Whose Ox Is Gored, The Family Curse, and Transmissionary.
After moving offices every few years, Scott Blum finally got the courage to dive into the box of digital audio tapes (DATs) he'd been carting… Continue reading
While Dan Koch was a student at Cal Poly in the early 2000s, he was simultaneously playing guitar in an up-and-coming guitar-heavy emo band named… Continue reading
Billy Idol survived New Wave, heroin, and a motorcycle wreck, and lived to tell about it all in his new memoir Dancing With Myself (Touchstone,… Continue reading
To my mind, the highest achievement in the music biz is not being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or appearing on… Continue reading
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil is known for a lot of things—notably thick guitar riffs, a graying beard, and hats. Less known, however, is his role… Continue reading
Jordan Cook was one of a few hundred lucky souls who packed the Showbox in April 2010 for the last-minute booking of a band called… Continue reading
On his final tour with Scream in 1990, just months before its implosion, Dave Grohl made it to Seattle. His Virginia-based hardcore band had made… Continue reading
At 25, Noah Gundersen has already logged more miles on the road than many musicians 10 years his senior. His songs are like that, too—impossibly… Continue reading
J Mascis likes to play loud. Which is why it’s a bit weird that his second solo record, Tied to a Star, is decidedly quiet.… Continue reading
It’s never easy for a band to replace a longtime singer—even if your band dresses in elaborate latex costumes while cartoonishly murdering audience members, as… Continue reading
Until recently, it seemed that most music from the 1980s would be forever relegated to the dustbin of history—a musical purgatory where vapid hair metal… Continue reading
It is both a blessing and a curse that English rock band the Psychedelic Furs are tethered to the 1986 Molly Ringwald film Pretty in… Continue reading
It’s hard not to feel a twinge of anxiety every time Robert Zimmerman announces a new string of tour dates. The prospect of seeing America’s… Continue reading
It all started when Jen Wood finally bought a piano. With a new marriage and a new home, the Seattle singer/songwriter, best known as the… Continue reading