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De La Soul and Gift of Gab producer Jake One is Seattle's biggest hip-hop beatsmith.
A year ago, Seattle's Fantagraphics was on the brink of bankruptcy. Now it's in the black, thanks to good ol' Charlie Brown—and a pair of dogged believers who turned a cranky fanzine into the most widely respected comics publisher in America.
Seattle Weekly plays Jukebox Jury with Maktub.
Seattle Weekly: When did Sea.Mine, your excellent indie-pop band, begin?Scott Teske (bassist): Our earliest incarnation was in February 2004. We were a trio; there's four… Continue reading
No, I did not catch all 50 bands at the third annual Seattle Weekly Music Awards Showcase on Sunday, May 1, at various Pioneer Square… Continue reading
Two St. Louis music hounds take reissues into the DIY realm.
The Mountain Goats make comfort music for desperate hours.
Historically minded music DVDs for your holiday dollar.
R. KELLY"Happy People"(Jive)The impulse to write off R. Kelly, to reduce his records to mere by-products of a probably irretrievably damaged public image—for good reason,… Continue reading
A Q&A with Seattle techno producer Lusine.
Documentary director spends seven years tailing two bands, getting arrested in the process. It was time well spent.
I joked to an older friend that the crowd gathered to see the reunited Gang of Four at the Showbox on Friday, May 6, was… Continue reading
THE FIELDThings Keep Falling Down EP(Kompakt)The isolation and repetition of the ecstatic peak of a song has long been a guiding principle of hip-hop (think… Continue reading
MANY JOURNALISTS have one burning desire: to write the great American novel and forget all the sophomoric bullshit they're forced by the nature of their… Continue reading
Hookah lounges are Seattle's latest nightlife trend. But how will they fare in the face of the new smoking ban?
Let me declare my interests up front: Chris Lorraine contributes to this section, and he and his wife, Shannon, aka the Withholders, are friends of… Continue reading
The idea I had for covering South by Southwest 2005, in Austin, Texas, was simple: Try to see (and write about) artists I hadn't seen… Continue reading
Despite what I heard from many, many locals last year, Seattle doesn't really have what is commonly referred to as "humidity." Sure, it gets hot… Continue reading
M.I.A."Galang"(Showbiz, U.K.)Let us now praise the electro-bounce diaspora. This one comes from London, where grime garage—the head-on collision of ragga and hip-hop exemplified by Dizzee… Continue reading
New singles and MP3s.