Gwendolyn Elliott

EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition, which bills itself as “the Northwest’s Premier

EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition, which bills itself as “the Northwest’s Premier

EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition, which bills itself as “the Northwest’s Premier 21 & Under Battle of the Bands,” is currently accepting applications for its… Continue reading

EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition, which bills itself as “the Northwest’s Premier
Cover of Passerby by Luluc. Art from Artist

Luluc, Passerby  Out now, Subpop, lulucmusic.com  As opposed to the unmistakable lushness he

Luluc, PasserbyOut now, Subpop, lulucmusic.comAs opposed to the unmistakable lushness he brought to Sharon Van Etten’s latest release, Are We There, here producer Aaron Dessner… Continue reading

Cover of Passerby by Luluc. Art from Artist
Fin Records, voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Local Label of 2012, announced today

Fin Records, voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Local Label of 2012, announced today

Fin Records, voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Local Label of 2012, announced today in a press release that it will close. We have a call out… Continue reading

Fin Records, voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Local Label of 2012, announced today
A typically raucous scene at the old bar.Keith Johnson

Local director Ryan Worsley’s worthwhile documentary chronicles the people, culture, and eventual

Local director Ryan Worsley’s worthwhile documentary chronicles the people, culture, and eventual demise of the legendary punk venue the Funhouse, which operated near Seattle Center… Continue reading

A typically raucous scene at the old bar.Keith Johnson
Soon to part: Knightley and Levine.Andrew Schwartz/Weinstein Co.

What songwriter hasn’t thought of moving to New York in the hopes

What songwriter hasn’t thought of moving to New York in the hopes of being discovered? What aspiring musician hasn’t at least considered auditioning for The… Continue reading

Soon to part: Knightley and Levine.Andrew Schwartz/Weinstein Co.
Dan Hetteix from The Noun Project

Jonathan Malindine is a man with a lot going for him. He

Jonathan Malindine is a man with a lot going for him. He lives in one of the most gorgeous cities in the country—Santa Barbara, Calif.—and… Continue reading

Dan Hetteix from The Noun Project
For all the heartache found in her songs, Sharon Van Etten comes

For all the heartache found in her songs, Sharon Van Etten comes

For all the heartache found in her songs, Sharon Van Etten comes off as remarkably cheerful. Perhaps the L.A. sun is helping.“It’s my first day… Continue reading

For all the heartache found in her songs, Sharon Van Etten comes
The original gyro lady and the most recent incarnation.

From Greek joints in Chicago to delis in L.A., you’ve seen her.

From Greek joints in Chicago to delis in L.A., you’ve seen her. Sometimes she’s blonde, sometimes brunette, but she’s always smiling. And holding a gyro.I’ve… Continue reading

The original gyro lady and the most recent incarnation.
Hayes Carll photo courtesy artist's page

When singer/songwriter Hayes Carll returned to his Crystal Beach, Texas, home in

When singer/songwriter Hayes Carll returned to his Crystal Beach, Texas, home in 2008 following a tour of the UK, he found his house destroyed, along… Continue reading

Hayes Carll photo courtesy artist's page
Wheedle’s Groove, Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, and Boogie, Vol. II, 1972–1987 (digital,

Wheedle’s Groove, Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, and Boogie, Vol. II, 1972–1987 (digital,

Wheedle’s Groove,Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, and Boogie, Vol. II, 1972–1987(digital, CD, and two-platter vinyl box set out now) Fifth in the Wheedle’s Groove series (which… Continue reading

Wheedle’s Groove, Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, and Boogie, Vol. II, 1972–1987 (digital,
You Me & Apollo will play the Ballard Seafood Fest on Saturday, July 12.

While we wholeheartedly encourage you to splurge on live music this summer,

While we wholeheartedly encourage you to splurge on live music this summer, nothing beats free admission (= more money for the beer garden). Here are your… Continue reading

You Me & Apollo will play the Ballard Seafood Fest on Saturday, July 12.
UPDATE: Doe Bay Fest organizers have announced this year's full lineup. Bands

UPDATE: Doe Bay Fest organizers have announced this year’s full lineup. Bands

UPDATE: Doe Bay Fest organizers have announced this year's full lineup. Bands performing are: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Cody ChesnuTT, Mirah, Joe… Continue reading

UPDATE: Doe Bay Fest organizers have announced this year's full lineup. Bands
Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP Museum. He’s also Mayor Murray’s newest Seattle Arts Commissioner, former Seattle Weekly Music… Continue reading

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP
Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP Museum. He’s also Mayor Murray’s newest Seattle Arts Commissioner, former Seattle Weekly Music… Continue reading

Jonathan Cunningham is Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP
Growing up with Shel Silverstein for a godfather, Bobby Bare Jr. was

Growing up with Shel Silverstein for a godfather, Bobby Bare Jr. was

Growing up with Shel Silverstein for a godfather, Bobby Bare Jr. was born into the world of storytellers, learning early on that a good yarn… Continue reading

Growing up with Shel Silverstein for a godfather, Bobby Bare Jr. was
Notwithstanding Sunday’s rain, Folklife 2014 was a huge success. You’ll likely never

Notwithstanding Sunday’s rain, Folklife 2014 was a huge success. You’ll likely never

Notwithstanding Sunday’s rain, Folklife 2014 was a huge success. You’ll likely never see more men wearing skirts, female body hair, or Scottish-reggae mashup groups than… Continue reading

Notwithstanding Sunday’s rain, Folklife 2014 was a huge success. You’ll likely never
Mindie Lind (fourth from left) and her band, Inly.

In this week’s fest issue, I spoke with Mindie Lind of circus

In this week’s fest issue, I spoke with Mindie Lind of circus folk group Inly, who play Folklife for the first time this year. I… Continue reading

Mindie Lind (fourth from left) and her band, Inly.
For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing, a sacred experience not shared lightly. That first mixed CD you share with… Continue reading

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,
For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing, a sacred experience not shared lightly. That first mixed CD you share with… Continue reading

For so many of us, listening to music is a private thing,
Mindie Lind (fourth from left) and her band, Inly.

Year after year, you can always count on the Northwest Folklife Festival—now

Year after year, you can always count on the Northwest Folklife Festival—now in its 43rd year—to deliver something interesting. No, it’s not as trendy as… Continue reading

Mindie Lind (fourth from left) and her band, Inly.