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Arcata’s Ash Borer Make Seattle Inroads on ‘The Irrepassable Gate’

There’s a good reason the black-metal heavyweight’s new record sounds so Northwestern.

 

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Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space

The U District boutique is closing with a blowout music fest before reopening in the ID in spring.

 

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Sound Artist Jake Muir on Field Recording, Sampling, and Video Games

Performing this weekend at Corridor Festival, we take a look inside the artist’s ambient toolbox.

 

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Getting Down at KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Party

DJs celebrated MLK Day at the Northwest African American Museum by getting folks to dance.

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Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

At 20, he’s one of the town’s promising crop of young trap-rappers.

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Premiere: ZELLi’s “Solid” Music Video Brings It Back to the Golden Age

Nodding to the hip-hop/R&B pop divas of the 2000s, ZELLi breathes new life into a classic style.

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An Outsider Artist Takes on the Trolls

How Arrington de Dionyso got wrapped up in a twisted conspiracy theory and how he is fighting back.

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Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake

Post-Trump, as artists re-evaluate their political efficacy, two punks already provided a blueprint.

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Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants

Flouting industry norms, the rapper played nearly 100 Seattle shows in 2016. The city showed up.

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The Most Underrated Local Records of 2016

Our music critics on the Seattle-area sleeper albums that didn’t get the love they truly deserved.

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A Holiday Wish List From Kevin Sur

The Artist Home co-founder wants a city that thinks and sings, and serves up a decent burrito.

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A Very Mindful Wishlist From Lady Krishna

Capitol Hill’s mystic rocker shares her wants for the season.

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