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On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

Featuring cosmic funk, outré hip-hop, and a cosmology equal parts Carl Sagan and Carl Jung.

 

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On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark

Nightspace’s sophomore release might be their creepiest yet.

 

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The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

‘Disco Christ’ is a raw, emotional, uncategorizable work of self-exploration.

 

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J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes

The animator/MC’s latest has a simple surface that belies its lyrical and structural complexity.

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With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

The young imprint showcases local underground club producers with a penchant for bodied bangers.

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Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers

The brand new electronic festival’s lineup includes Derrick May, one of the inventors of techno.

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Bouncing Under the Bridge at the Chinatown/International District Block Party

Selfie sticks, breakdancing, and swaying to the sounds of Kero One, Awkwafina and Tomo Nakayama.

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For Seattle’s Electronic Music Community, the Post-Decibel Future Is Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

Michael Manahan’s new festival hopes to bridge the gap—but does that gap exist?

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Ten Acts Worth Seeing at This Year’s Bumbershoot

From hip-hop to country to improv Shakespeare, the Labor Day fest offers something for everyone.

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Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

With the addition of two live drummers, Terence Ankeny’s DJ sets go from transfixing to mesmerizing.

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Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business

Offering local vinyl hounds a new hangout, with further proof of record retail’s vitality in Seattle.

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To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South

Context for these albums lie outside Seattle’s core, up and down the Salish Sea.

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