Music

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.

Video Premiere: Ravenna Woods Gets Spooky on “Good Friend”

The Seattle five-piece continues its journey into the dark recesses of your soul.

On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark

Nightspace’s sophomore release might be their creepiest yet.

On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

Featuring cosmic funk, outré hip-hop, and a cosmology equal parts Carl Sagan and Carl Jung.

The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

‘Disco Christ’ is a raw, emotional, uncategorizable work of self-exploration.

J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes

The animator/MC’s latest has a simple surface that belies its lyrical and structural complexity.

With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

The young imprint showcases local underground club producers with a penchant for bodied bangers.

Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers

The brand new electronic festival’s lineup includes Derrick May, one of the inventors of techno.

Bouncing Under the Bridge at the Chinatown/International District Block Party

Selfie sticks, breakdancing, and swaying to the sounds of Kero One, Awkwafina and Tomo Nakayama.

For Seattle’s Electronic Music Community, the Post-Decibel Future Is Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

Michael Manahan’s new festival hopes to bridge the gap—but does that gap exist?

Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business

Offering local vinyl hounds a new hangout, with further proof of record retail’s vitality in Seattle.

Tacoma Rapper Yung Fern Condemns Society, and Himself

‘Weekend at Fernie’s’ is the latest addition to the city’s new wave of hip-hop.