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On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

The local hip-hop artist’s new record is a confident stride towards an ascendant selfhood.

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection
Seattle Punk Group MOIST May Have Dried Up, But Don’t Miss the Killer Record They Left Behind

Seattle Punk Group MOIST May Have Dried Up, But Don’t Miss the Killer Record They Left Behind

Hailing from Hawaii, the band moved to Seattle and took it by storm before decamping once again.

Seattle Punk Group MOIST May Have Dried Up, But Don’t Miss the Killer Record They Left Behind
Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label

Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label

The SoDo-based organization will provide physical releases for up-and-coming artists, for free.

Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label
In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

Proceeds from Sol’s upcoming show will go toward rebuilding 10 Haitian schools lost in the storm.

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand
Broken Spear’s ‘True’ Stretches Pop Into Pointillism

Broken Spear’s ‘True’ Stretches Pop Into Pointillism

Redmond-native Seb Choe’s latest is a musical salad worth picking apart.

Broken Spear’s ‘True’ Stretches Pop Into Pointillism
Research and Action Potential Celebrate a Year of Spoiling Seattle’s Electronic Music Scene
Research and Action Potential Celebrate a Year of Spoiling Seattle’s Electronic Music Scene
Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop

Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop

The Tacoma rapper’s latest makes a case for the PNW’s inclusion in the West Coast rap canon.

Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop
For QTPOC, When You’re at Reverend Dollars’ ‘Darqness’ Party, ‘You’re Around Family’

For QTPOC, When You’re at Reverend Dollars’ ‘Darqness’ Party, ‘You’re Around Family’

This weekend marks the latest edition of the Seattle DJ’s vital party series.

For QTPOC, When You’re at Reverend Dollars’ ‘Darqness’ Party, ‘You’re Around Family’
More Than a TAD Overdue

More Than a TAD Overdue

Sub Pop is reissuing the influential early releases of a Seattle grunge-rock original.

More Than a TAD Overdue
With ‘Don’t Settle,’ Seattle Rapper Raz Simone Expands Hip-Hop’s Language for Intimacy

With ‘Don’t Settle,’ Seattle Rapper Raz Simone Expands Hip-Hop’s Language for Intimacy

In his newest, Simone makes a sincere, reasoned case for polyamory and the pitfalls of monogamy.

With ‘Don’t Settle,’ Seattle Rapper Raz Simone Expands Hip-Hop’s Language for Intimacy
Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop

Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop

At their joint album-release party, sample a distinctive but broadening regional sound.

Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop
The Best Local Records We Heard This October

The Best Local Records We Heard This October

Don’t drink the Seattle haterade—listen to Remember Face, Nail Polish, Trans FX, and Benoît Pioulard.

The Best Local Records We Heard This October
The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’

The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’

Tlingit meets funk with Preston Singletary and the late Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell.

The Star-Studded, Experimental Indigenous Funk of Khu.éex’
Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky

Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky

The band takes cues from Alan Moore’s ‘Swamp Thing’ on its new record, ‘Red World.’

Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky
Nail Polish Writes the Punk Music 2016’s Identity-Consuming, Social-Media World Deserves
Nail Polish Writes the Punk Music 2016’s Identity-Consuming, Social-Media World Deserves
Seattle Virtuoso Quinton Morris Is Set to Open Violin Studio for Low-Income Students of Color

Seattle Virtuoso Quinton Morris Is Set to Open Violin Studio for Low-Income Students of Color

With Key to Change—serving South King County—Morris pays forward generosity he received as a youth.

Seattle Virtuoso Quinton Morris Is Set to Open Violin Studio for Low-Income Students of Color
At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

Punk partners for 20 years, Jason Clackley and Gavin Tiemeyer’s new record looks back on hard times.

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites
On ‘Hiding Places,’ Local Rapper/Producer Brakebill Puts His Past on the Table

On ‘Hiding Places,’ Local Rapper/Producer Brakebill Puts His Past on the Table

The downcast ambient hip-hop record finds the artist wrestling with the sins of the father.

On ‘Hiding Places,’ Local Rapper/Producer Brakebill Puts His Past on the Table
The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL

The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL

‘A Revolution You Can Dance To’ Revisits Olympia’s ’90s Underground Music Explosion

The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL
When His Daughters Asked Hard Questions About Tamir Rice, Local Rapper Yirim Seck Made a Song

When His Daughters Asked Hard Questions About Tamir Rice, Local Rapper Yirim Seck Made a Song

“We Call it Murder,” speaks to the psychological damage images of brutality are having on children.

When His Daughters Asked Hard Questions About Tamir Rice, Local Rapper Yirim Seck Made a Song