Richard A. Martin

2000 Meltdown: The year music flickered

TO CALL THE Year in Music 2000 uneventful would be a blind misstatement, or maybe a hopeful one. Who wouldn't like to forget the two-headed… Continue reading


21 Bestselling records by Seattle artists

Seattle will forever be remembered in the annals of rock history as the city that launched the alternative rock movement. But analysis of sales figures… Continue reading


A time for cheer

Smith & Mighty rebound from label problems to celebrate music's malleable globalism.


All-ages rebirth?

Recent signs—and the efforts of a few dedicated promoters—could mean more rock shows for young music fans.

Almost happy

After years of hassles, Mark Kozelek has his band and his career back on track.

Alone again, unnaturally

Rusty Willoughby put Flop behind him with a solo debut.

Amazon’s Cheap Trick

The popular rock band signs an exclusive with the Seattle online retailer.

American express

With Britain safely conquered, Travis travels back to the US for another stab at stardom.


Start building the statue — Edgar Martinez has become the face of Seattle. And he's hitting damn well, too.

Bitchin’ ’bout Bumbershoot

Our predictions for what you'll be grumbling about this year:

Bloomin’ fresh

The Go-Betweens are bigger now than they were during their '80s heyday.

Brave New Radio

With radio gravitating to the Internet, the old way of doing business appears to be doomed.

Bring it on

Foreign Legion challenge narrow-minded hip-hop.

Ch-ch-changes gets new owners; high-tech company gets a new name.


As Internet music companies struggle, Andrew Rasiej's Digital Club Network keeps the faith.


RealNetworks' Larry Jacobson winds up and delivers a pitch: subscription fees for baseball Webcasts.


In the technologically advancing world of recording, Steve Fisk remains a purist.

Club compromise

City Attorney Mark Sidran and the music community work on a groove.

Columbia grouse

A video documentary reveals how Nirvana exposed the generation gap at America's largest record club.

Computing power to the people

MP3 threatens to do to the Warner Bros. of the world what the PC did to IBM.