Music

Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label

The SoDo-based organization will provide physical releases for up-and-coming artists, for free.

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

Proceeds from Sol’s upcoming show will go toward rebuilding 10 Haitian schools lost in the storm.

Broken Spear’s ‘True’ Stretches Pop Into Pointillism

Redmond-native Seb Choe’s latest is a musical salad worth picking apart.

Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop

The Tacoma rapper’s latest makes a case for the PNW’s inclusion in the West Coast rap canon.

For QTPOC, When You’re at Reverend Dollars’ ‘Darqness’ Party, ‘You’re Around Family’

This weekend marks the latest edition of the Seattle DJ’s vital party series.

More Than a TAD Overdue

Sub Pop is reissuing the influential early releases of a Seattle grunge-rock original.

With ‘Don’t Settle,’ Seattle Rapper Raz Simone Expands Hip-Hop’s Language for Intimacy

In his newest, Simone makes a sincere, reasoned case for polyamory and the pitfalls of monogamy.

Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop

At their joint album-release party, sample a distinctive but broadening regional sound.

The Best Local Records We Heard This October

Don’t drink the Seattle haterade—listen to Remember Face, Nail Polish, Trans FX, and Benoît Pioulard.

The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’

Tlingit meets funk with Preston Singletary and the late Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell.

Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky

The band takes cues from Alan Moore’s ‘Swamp Thing’ on its new record, ‘Red World.’