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Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2018

The best the local music scene had to offer.

 

Minus the Bear is Ready to Hibernate

After 17 years of influential innovation, the Seattle rock band prepares to say goodbye.

 

This could be the last time, so why not give the gift of a ticket to the The Rollings Stones’ May concert? Photo by Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons

Seattle Arts Gift Guide 2018

Get that last-minute shopping done with these books, albums, tickets, and more.

 

Brandi Carlile Notches Six Grammy Nominations

Fellow Seattleites Alice in Chains, the late Chris Cornell, and the Seattle Symphony also are up for awards.

Stripping the Mariners for Parts

How Jerry Dipoto’s radical rebuild feels like an emotionless venture capital operation.

Hopefully the Stanley Cup will get a view of Mount Rainier soon. Photo by StanleyCupYosemiteVisit/Flickr

The NHL Is Officially Coming to Seattle

Seattle’s professional hockey team will lace up the skates in 2021 after the league unanimously approved its expansion bid.

Hopefully the Stanley Cup will get a view of Mount Rainier soon. Photo by StanleyCupYosemiteVisit/Flickr
‘In the Heights’ captures a big city neighborhood buzz at Seattle Rep. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Hitting the ‘Heights’

Seattle Rep’s production of ‘In the Heights,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-‘Hamilton’ musical, is an energetic romp.

‘In the Heights’ captures a big city neighborhood buzz at Seattle Rep. Photo by Michael Brosilow
<em>‘Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker’</em> is returns to the Triple Door for its 13th edition. Photo by Angela Sterling

Seattle Holiday Arts Traditions Power Rankings

Which annual events deliver the most joy to the world?

<em>‘Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker’</em> is returns to the Triple Door for its 13th edition. Photo by Angela Sterling
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
The boys are back in town: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus combine forces to form Boygenius. Photo by Lera Pentelute

The Girl Power of Boygenius

Julien Baker discusses her new indie songwriter supergroup with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.

The boys are back in town: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus combine forces to form Boygenius. Photo by Lera Pentelute
Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). Photo by Julien Bourgeois

Cat Power Powers Through

The acclaimed singer-songwriter chats about her stripped-down new album ‘Wanderer,’ motherhood, and when performance gets in the way of the song.

Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). Photo by Julien Bourgeois
Sloucher displaying surprisingly decent posture. Photo by Eleanor Petry

Sloucher Is Not Posturing

The Seattle band doesn’t shy away from embracing ’90s guitar rock on ‘Be True.’

Sloucher displaying surprisingly decent posture. Photo by Eleanor Petry

City Arts Ceases Publication

The free local culture magazine shuts down operations after 12 years.

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos

The Soft Comfort of Frankie Cosmos

Sub Pop’s tenderest band brings its indie pop to The Neptune.

Greta Klein (center right) brings the soft indie pop Frankie Cosmos to The Neptune. Photo by Angel Ceballos
Jonah Ray (yellow) joins Crow, Servo, and original host Joel Hodgson on the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ live tour. Photo courtesy MST3K

The Timeless Formula of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Goes Live

New host Jonah Ray discusses tour, honorable riffs, and nerd fan acceptance

Jonah Ray (yellow) joins Crow, Servo, and original host Joel Hodgson on the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ live tour. Photo courtesy MST3K
Pedro the Lion. Photo by Ryan Russell

Pedro the Lion Returns with “Yellow Bike”

After nearly 15 years without new music, the Seattle band releases a song and video from the upcoming album, ‘Phoenix.’

Pedro the Lion. Photo by Ryan Russell
Mr. Daisey’s desk at Seattle Rep. Photo by Seth Sommerfeld

‘A People’s History’ Takes Aim at American Triumphalism

Mike Daisey’s 18-part monologue at Seattle Rep serves as an engaging, fiery, and confrontational history class.

Mr. Daisey’s desk at Seattle Rep. Photo by Seth Sommerfeld
A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum

The Royal Opulence of ‘Peacock in the Desert’

Seattle Art Museum’s showcase of Indian art might lack cultural depth, but it’s certainly a spectacle.

A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum
Mitski auditioning for a role in a new <em>Poltergeist </em>film. Photo by Bao Ngo

Seattle Halloween Concert Guide

With a handful of stellar options, how should one celebrate Rocktober?

Mitski auditioning for a role in a new <em>Poltergeist </em>film. Photo by Bao Ngo

‘The Vikings Begin’ Refocuses Scandinavian History

The Nordic Museum exhibit captures an interesting slice of the lesser-known Norse past.