Brian J. Barr

Stone: Reaching.

Soft as (Allen) Stone

Seattle's contribution to the soul-revival canon is high on pedigree, light on soul.

 

DIY: The Luxury of the Rich

DIY: The Luxury of the Rich

Doing it yourself is great, if you can afford it.

 

Moore, left, and Gordon.

Kim and Thurston: Split Single

For Sonic Youth's golden couple, marriage was their most rebellious move.

 

The BBC at a typically rowdy recent performance.

Reading and Singing

The Bushwick Book Club turns homework assignments into music.

The BBC at a typically rowdy recent performance.
Verlinde, with his stack and his axe.

Fretboard Journal’s $13 Question

Why readers gladly fork out for the glossy, geeky guitar magazine.

Verlinde, with his stack and his axe.

An Incomplete History of Ice Cube’s Career Architecture

From PHX to NWA to Are We There Yet?

Hardly Art's Ruben Mendez (left) and recent signees Seapony. Dirty.

Seattle’s March to Fuzz

Amid a sea of pop and folk, some scuzzier sounds in town are having a moment.

Hardly Art's Ruben Mendez (left) and recent signees Seapony. Dirty.
Ke$ha: smart, sexy, burpy.

The Genius of Ke$ha

The next Madonna? The next Lauper? Either way, you love her.

Ke$ha: smart, sexy, burpy.
White Center: Almost Hip

White Center: Almost Hip

Cheap rent and legit truck food have yet to spoil this West Seattle suburb.

White Center: Almost Hip
Danzig walks the line between camp and menace.

In Defense of Danzig

The ex-Misfit is a visionary who demands our respect.

Danzig walks the line between camp and menace.
Chicken or fish?

Humble Prince Billy

The Wonder Show of the World is worth making a fuss over, even if its founder won't.

Chicken or fish?
All songs delivered.

NPR: Music’s Loveline

Why public radio's become the go-to spot for bands to hook up with paying customers.

All songs delivered.
McGraw Country

McGraw Country

How calculated risks have made this man as ubiquitous as red, white, and Nicholas Sparks.

McGraw Country
Not Kurt Russell.

Seducing Kris Kristofferson

With its 50th release, Seattle's Light in the Attic Records celebrates the pleasure and pain of reissues.

Not Kurt Russell.
Drivers wanted: a sparse Saturday-night crowd.

Mix a Match for Georgetown?

Rock clubs have not fared well in the city's faraway neighborhood.

Drivers wanted: a sparse Saturday-night crowd.
Yes, I know where I'm going.

Devendra Banhart: To Be Continued

Yeah, he'll finish that song when he's done. Thanks.

Yes, I know where I'm going.

Wintergrass: Bluegrass Blues

The location may have changed, but the music knows no difference.

In the ring with Neil Young.

Tooth & Nail’s Latest Cover Boy

Meet the 25-year-old, Grammy-nominated Seattleite you’ve never heard of, at the local label that gets no respect (in town anyway).

In the ring with Neil Young.
Who knew bearded ladies could actually be attractive?

Q&A: Aja Pecknold’s a Fleet Fox

The band’s manager proves there can be life after Seattle Weekly.

Who knew bearded ladies could actually be attractive?
Maas’ research gave her a new  appreciation for the G-Man.

Maas Media

How a local filmmaker rediscovered Seattle’s soul.

Maas’ research gave her a new  appreciation for the G-Man.