Music

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.

The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands

Heatwarmer’s “American Dog” is an indisputable visual masterpiece.

Ishmael Butler Comes Down to Earth

The enigmatic, mythologized leader of Shabazz Palaces discusses his very human life in Seattle.

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

They may sing about getting stoned and eating Cheetos, but the members of Great Grandpa are anything but slackers.

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Music befitting Junuary’s tropical depression.

The Hallucinatory Entity Behind Zen Mother’s New Record

‘I Was Made to Be Like Her’ emerged from visions, and charts a future path for psych as a form.

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

AT YOUR DOOR, the best local record of the year thus far, has its roots all over the globe.