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Bewildered by Trump’s Rise, One Seattle Punk Is Getting Out the Vote by Rallying the Scene

Bewildered by Trump’s Rise, One Seattle Punk Is Getting Out the Vote by Rallying the Scene

At the ‘Punk the Vote’ series, see tons of bands and register to vote for our next shred of state.

Bewildered by Trump’s Rise, One Seattle Punk Is Getting Out the Vote by Rallying the Scene
Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song

Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song

After starting a customizable eBay song-for-sale business, the Seattle musician took it on the road.

Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song
On Crimewave’s Latest, Death Metal and Hip-Hop Join in an Awkward Marriage

On Crimewave’s Latest, Death Metal and Hip-Hop Join in an Awkward Marriage

The Tacoma artist’s ‘Cage W/Mirrored Bars’ EP attempts to innovate, but lands in a noisy jumble.

On Crimewave’s Latest, Death Metal and Hip-Hop Join in an Awkward Marriage
Stasia Irons on Taking Over KEXP’s ‘Street Sounds’ and the State of Seattle Hip-Hop

Stasia Irons on Taking Over KEXP’s ‘Street Sounds’ and the State of Seattle Hip-Hop

The former THEESatisfaction frontwoman plans on keeping the show chill and focusing on the jams.

Stasia Irons on Taking Over KEXP’s ‘Street Sounds’ and the State of Seattle Hip-Hop
‘Pacific Waves’ Explores the Coast for a Distinctive Electronic Sound

‘Pacific Waves’ Explores the Coast for a Distinctive Electronic Sound

Stretching from San Francisco up to Van B.C., the compilation is a walk along our Western shores.

‘Pacific Waves’ Explores the Coast for a Distinctive Electronic Sound
The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity

J’Von, Freaks of Nature, CC Dust, and Swooning stood out by paring it down.

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Found Power in Simplicity
Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’

Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’

Seattle Weekly’s 2009 ‘Best MC of the Year’ returns with a sobering new track.

Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’
Courtesy of Ravenna Woods

Video Premiere: Ravenna Woods Gets Spooky on “Good Friend”

The Seattle five-piece continues its journey into the dark recesses of your soul.

Courtesy of Ravenna Woods
On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark

On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark

Nightspace’s sophomore release might be their creepiest yet.

On ‘Birth/Decay,’ Nightspace Dances With the Dark
On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve

Featuring cosmic funk, outré hip-hop, and a cosmology equal parts Carl Sagan and Carl Jung.

On His New Solo Record, ‘Leavings,’ Seattle MC Tay Sean Asks Us to Evolve
The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

‘Disco Christ’ is a raw, emotional, uncategorizable work of self-exploration.

The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews
J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes

J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes

The animator/MC’s latest has a simple surface that belies its lyrical and structural complexity.

J’Von’s ‘Potato’ Is More Than Just Meat and Potatoes
With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier

The young imprint showcases local underground club producers with a penchant for bodied bangers.

With HEAT Records, Seattle’s Getting Spicier
Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers

Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers

The brand new electronic festival’s lineup includes Derrick May, one of the inventors of techno.

Chance of Rain Announces First Wave of Performers
Bouncing Under the Bridge at the Chinatown/International District Block Party

Bouncing Under the Bridge at the Chinatown/International District Block Party

Selfie sticks, breakdancing, and swaying to the sounds of Kero One, Awkwafina and Tomo Nakayama.

Bouncing Under the Bridge at the Chinatown/International District Block Party
For Seattle’s Electronic Music Community, the Post-Decibel Future Is Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

For Seattle’s Electronic Music Community, the Post-Decibel Future Is Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

Michael Manahan’s new festival hopes to bridge the gap—but does that gap exist?

For Seattle’s Electronic Music Community, the Post-Decibel Future Is Cloudy With a Chance of Rain
Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business

Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business

Offering local vinyl hounds a new hangout, with further proof of record retail’s vitality in Seattle.

Fremont’s Eclectic Daybreak Records Opens for Business
Tacoma Rapper Yung Fern Condemns Society, and Himself

Tacoma Rapper Yung Fern Condemns Society, and Himself

‘Weekend at Fernie’s’ is the latest addition to the city’s new wave of hip-hop.

Tacoma Rapper Yung Fern Condemns Society, and Himself
Ten Acts Worth Seeing at This Year’s Bumbershoot

Ten Acts Worth Seeing at This Year’s Bumbershoot

From hip-hop to country to improv Shakespeare, the Labor Day fest offers something for everyone.

Ten Acts Worth Seeing at This Year’s Bumbershoot
To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South

To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South

Context for these albums lie outside Seattle’s core, up and down the Salish Sea.

To Understand the Best Local Records this Month, Look North and South