Erin Thompson

Last month, on his 28th birthday, Jake Bruggman, the frontman of the

Last month, on his 28th birthday, Jake Bruggman, the frontman of the local folk-rock band The Good Wives, was diagnosed with stage IIIB Hodgkin's lymphoma.… Continue reading

 

Artwork by Kelly BjorkPatrick DohertyRail Car EPSwoon RecordsThe Tacoma outfit The Wheelies

Artwork by Kelly BjorkPatrick DohertyRail Car EPSwoon RecordsThe Tacoma outfit The Wheelies are still at work on the new songs that will appear on their… Continue reading

 

New LungsLanterns EPSelf-releasedThe prog quartet formerly known as How To Operate Your

New LungsLanterns EPSelf-releasedThe prog quartet formerly known as How To Operate Your Brain made one wise decision by changing their name to something much less… Continue reading

 

It’s not quite December yet, but the frenzy that is music journalism’s

It's not quite December yet, but the frenzy that is music journalism's year-end list-making has already begun. Paste today released their list of The 50… Continue reading

Emily PothastThe Situation I’m at Pike Place Market’s Alibi Room with the

Emily PothastThe Situation I'm at Pike Place Market's Alibi Room with the psychedelic electronic trio Brain Fruit--Jon Carr, Chris Davis, and Garrett Moore. Earlier, we… Continue reading

Allison FeltThe situation I’m spending a recent Monday evening at Captain Black’s

Allison FeltThe situation I'm spending a recent Monday evening at Captain Black's on Capitol Hill sharing drinks and fried cheese curds with the girls of… Continue reading

This lovely artwork was done by Casey Catherwood.Patrick John White released Jargon,

This lovely artwork was done by Casey Catherwood.Patrick John White released Jargon, his debut record as the experimental songsmith Legato Bebop, earlier this spring (in… Continue reading

If somebody in a costume knocks on your door this Saturday, October

If somebody in a costume knocks on your door this Saturday, October 27, they could either have the dates confused or they could be representatives… Continue reading

Anastasia DixonFirst Bieber’s laptop, and now this. On Monday night, the Tacoma

Anastasia DixonFirst Bieber's laptop, and now this. On Monday night, the Tacoma practice space shared by The Nightgowns and The Wheelies was burglarized; the thieves… Continue reading

Kyle JohnsonThe situation I’m spending the evening drinking at Al’s Tavern in

Kyle JohnsonThe situation I'm spending the evening drinking at Al's Tavern in Wallingford with Grant Olsen, the singer/songwriter who fronts Gold Leaves. Olsen lives in… Continue reading

Hanna BennThe situation I’m sitting in the back of The Stumbling Monk

Hanna BennThe situation I'm sitting in the back of The Stumbling Monk on Capitol Hill with 24-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Whitney Lyman. She lives a… Continue reading

Barbara AnastacioMidway between their set at the Paramount on Friday night, Ed

Barbara AnastacioMidway between their set at the Paramount on Friday night, Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear took time to call out four… Continue reading

The record release show for Ben Gibbard’s solo debut, Former Lives, at

The record release show for Ben Gibbard's solo debut, Former Lives, at the Showbox at the Market on November 16 is, unsurprisingly, sold out. If… Continue reading

Anastasia DixonIn University Place, a small town situated on the Puget Sound

Anastasia DixonIn University Place, a small town situated on the Puget Sound waterfront near Tacoma, it's not uncommon to see teenage boys riding bicycles so… Continue reading

Did you miss out on getting tickets to see Justin Bieber and

Did you miss out on getting tickets to see Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen at the Tacoma Dome on October 9? Join the club.… Continue reading

For this week’s music lead, I set sail aboard the USS Malaguena

For this week's music lead, I set sail aboard the USS Malaguena with Unnatural Helpers; the photo that accompanies the feature might look a little… Continue reading

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Hungry for more Top 10 Lists? Check out our 'Best Of' Mobile AppA wealth of rock clubs is one of Seattle's finest hallmarks--on any given… Continue reading

The situation I’m spending a recent Wednesday evening at Oddfellows on Capitol

The situation I'm spending a recent Wednesday evening at Oddfellows on Capitol Hill with experimental house producer Jon McMillion, who is tall, casual, and wears… Continue reading

The last time Rihanna was scheduled to perform in Washington state, it

The last time Rihanna was scheduled to perform in Washington state, it was 2010, she was plotting out her Last Girl on Earth tour, and… Continue reading

Frank CorreaThe situation It’s Friday night and I’m drinking beers at Vermillion

Frank CorreaThe situation It's Friday night and I'm drinking beers at Vermillion on Capitol Hill with the self-styled "noir pop" band Baby Guns: Neil Giardino,… Continue reading