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Ghoulavelii’s Dark, Punk-Infused Trap Epitomizes the New T-Town Sound

Take a whiff of the new Tacoma aroma—equal parts Marilyn Manson and flex-ready rap.

 

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Monkeying Around on the Jungle Gym

Seattle’s newest house and techno label found international success by diddling around.

 

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No Sleaze, All Squeeze

Seattle label Suicide Squeeze has lasted two decades by treating artists like family, not business.

 

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Paul Allen’s New-Music Summit and Festival Draws Skeptics and Reserved Praise

Will the Upstream Music Festival vitalize the local music industry and community, or simply piss it off?

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MOTOR Invites Seattle Into the Wormhole With an Ambitious Summer Series

Closing this week with a bang, we look back on the electronic music series’ wild summer successes.

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Auburn Artist Ike Watson’s Latest Is a Local Entry in the New Age of R&B

On ‘To Venus From Mars,’ he can sing, he can rap, he can sing while he raps.

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Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

Aside from his appearance on Clams Casino’s debut LP, the producer also pumped out two new records.

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The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop

Best Place to Work: Sub Pop Records

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A West Seattle Gem Fine-Tunes an Old Tradition

Best Open Mic: Skylark Cafe and Club

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Radio Raheem on What It’s Like to Play for Runners

Best Race: Rock n Roll Marathon

Courtesy of the band. Photo by Melissa O’Hearn.
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Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival

Seagaze Fest is attempting to spotlight the region’s psych, post-punk, and shoegaze scenes.

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The Best Local Records We Heard This July

Our favorites this month came from Seattleites grasping for distinct new sounds.

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