Dusty Henry

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

They may sing about getting stoned and eating Cheetos, but the members of Great Grandpa are anything but slackers.

 

On ‘Being Here Is Hard,’ Whitney Ballen Sings the Existential Blues

On ‘Being Here Is Hard,’ Whitney Ballen Sings the Existential Blues

“It’s not a happy album at all.”

 

Big BLDG Records Review Roundup, With Roy Rodgers and Western Haunts

Big BLDG Records Review Roundup, With Roy Rodgers and Western Haunts

Getting mathy and hazy with the local label’s newest releases.

 

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”

An amalgamation of the English word “you” and the Spanish word “tú,” the record lives in two worlds.

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”
Minus the Bear Returns From the Void

Minus the Bear Returns From the Void

With their new album, the Seattle mainstays don’t change the formula, but build on their history.

Minus the Bear Returns From the Void
The Smackdown in Sea-Town

The Smackdown in Sea-Town

From WWE-Style mutations to lucha libre, Seattle is experiencing an indie-wrestling renaissance.

The Smackdown in Sea-Town
Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label

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.

Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label
Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky

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.’

Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky
At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

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

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites
The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL

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

The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL
Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song

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.

Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song
Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

With the addition of two live drummers, Terence Ankeny’s DJ sets go from transfixing to mesmerizing.

Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm
No Sleaze, All Squeeze

No Sleaze, All Squeeze

Seattle label Suicide Squeeze has lasted two decades by treating artists like family, not business.

No Sleaze, All Squeeze
Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

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

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based
iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

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.

iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’
Photo by Jade Sotelo

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

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

Photo by Jade Sotelo
Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

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

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

Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’
Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

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

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues
Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP

Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP

Tomo Nakayama and Jeremy Enigk perform together this weekend, an especially apt pairing.

Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Seattle’s Top Five Transit-Accessible Summer Spots

Just because you don’t have a car doesn’t mean summer is lost.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography