Music

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.

A West Seattle Gem Fine-Tunes an Old Tradition

Best Open Mic: Skylark Cafe and Club

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

Best Race: Rock n Roll Marathon

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

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

The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop

Best Place to Work: Sub Pop Records

iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

Cobbled from entries in the band’s group dream journal, the new album is fittingly mysterious.

Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival

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

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

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

Surprise! Capitol Hill Block Party Was Fun

The much-maligned festival showed signs of life this year, thanks in part to subversive locals.

Five Capitol Hill Block Party Acts You Can’t Miss

For its 20th year, the annual rite of summer has loaded its Main Stage with dazzling acts. Here are the highlights.

Seattle’s Hip-Hop Crews Come Out In Force for Squadfest

For this festival’s featured performers, there’s power in numbers.

Sloucher’s Debut Rings With Sounds of Seattle’s Indie Rock Past

The supergroup makes a familiar yet bold statement on its debut EP.

Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

Recorded in 2008, the album stands as a document of depression and friendship.

For Its Hardly Art Debut, The Julie Ruin Takes Care of Itself

Kathleen Hanna returns with an exhilarating album and a band fully on board.

Decibel Festival Officially on ‘Extended Break’

The 11-year-old electronic music gathering is suspending operations, but founder Sean Horton tells Seattle Weekly its legacy will live on.

Premiere: Taylar Elizza Beth’s ‘Daisies’ Music Video Is a Whisper of Encouragement

The West Seattle native’s new EP ‘Fresh Cut Flowers’ is due out next month.

Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans

The Seattle trio’s debut LP connects the dots between Northwest DIY’s origins and today.

On ‘Born Rich,’ Mackned Gets, Surprisingly, Upbeat

The West Seattle rapper’s newest is an artistic left turn.

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

The Olympia-via-Phoenix songwriter reimagines his past on ‘Anagrams.’

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Healing music after a godawful month.