Music

Upstream Announces First Round of Artist Lineup (and Hey, It’s Pretty Good!)

Headliners Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge and Shabazz Palaces are joined by a huge, diverse cast of locals.

Dude York’s Arcade Malaise

What does ‘Majora’s Mask’ and the band’s Hardly Art debut have in common? Fun—and impending dread.

Buje Bows Out

One of Tacoma hip-hop’s most talented is calling it a day for rap.

The Femme Fury of Foie Gras

The Seattle songwriter conjures intensity through an unsettling quietude.

Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me

At 81, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt walks his own quiet path, but has captivated the world into following him.

So What Does the Seattle Music Commission Do, Anyway?

In quarterly meetings at City Hall, music luminaries talk sonic civics. Here’s what’s on the docket.

The Color Spectrum of Porter Ray

After experiencing high highs and tragic lows, the rapper is gearing up to release his lush magnum opus.

The Top 5 Local Records to Look Forward to This Spring

Don’t miss new albums coming from Taylar Elizza Beth, Mount Eerie, Bujemane, Dude York, and Sisters.

Violin Virtuoso Andrew Joslyn’s Serene Debut LP Was Born of Chaos

Through a fire, ‘At the Bottom of the Ocean.’

Michete Throws a Fit on New Video “Tantrum”

Seattle’s Michete and guest Shamir drop a deliciously angry pop anthem.

PREMIERE: Noo’s New Tracks Prove Tacoma Rap Is Stacked

The rapper’s new EP, ‘Everything Before Was Practice,’ is a testament to the scene’s rich, varied sounds.

Seattle Hip-Hop Pioneers Ghetto Chilldren Return After 19 Years

Responsible for crafting the Seattle hip-hop sound in the ’90s, the duo is ending its hiatus.