Music

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.’

Seattle Virtuoso Quinton Morris Is Set to Open Violin Studio for Low-Income Students of Color

With Key to Change—serving South King County—Morris pays forward generosity he received as a youth.

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

Punk partners for 20 years, Jason Clackley and Gavin Tiemeyer’s new record looks back on hard times.

On ‘Hiding Places,’ Local Rapper/Producer Brakebill Puts His Past on the Table

The downcast ambient hip-hop record finds the artist wrestling with the sins of the father.

The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL

‘A Revolution You Can Dance To’ Revisits Olympia’s ’90s Underground Music Explosion

When His Daughters Asked Hard Questions About Tamir Rice, Local Rapper Yirim Seck Made a Song

“We Call it Murder,” speaks to the psychological damage images of brutality are having on children.

Bewildered by Trump’s Rise, One Seattle Punk Is Getting Out the Vote by Rallying the Scene

At the ‘Punk the Vote’ series, see tons of bands and register to vote for our next shred of state.

Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song

After starting a customizable eBay song-for-sale business, the Seattle musician took it on the road.

On Crimewave’s Latest, Death Metal and Hip-Hop Join in an Awkward Marriage

The Tacoma artist’s ‘Cage W/Mirrored Bars’ EP attempts to innovate, but lands in a noisy jumble.

Stasia Irons on Taking Over KEXP’s ‘Street Sounds’ and the State of Seattle Hip-Hop

The former THEESatisfaction frontwoman plans on keeping the show chill and focusing on the jams.

‘Pacific Waves’ Explores the Coast for a Distinctive Electronic Sound

Stretching from San Francisco up to Van B.C., the compilation is a walk along our Western shores.

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

J’Von, Freaks of Nature, CC Dust, and Swooning stood out by paring it down.

Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’

Seattle Weekly’s 2009 ‘Best MC of the Year’ returns with a sobering new track.