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Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

With the addition of two live drummers, Terence Ankeny’s DJ sets go from transfixing to mesmerizing.

Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm
Luna God’s ‘LGEP 2’ Is a Brilliant Showcase for Seattle’s Promising Hip-Hop Up-and-Comers

Luna God’s ‘LGEP 2’ Is a Brilliant Showcase for Seattle’s Promising Hip-Hop Up-and-Comers

Each of the producer’s inventive tracks playfully highlights the vocalists’ unique strengths.

Luna God’s ‘LGEP 2’ Is a Brilliant Showcase for Seattle’s Promising Hip-Hop Up-and-Comers
Monkeying Around on the Jungle Gym

Monkeying Around on the Jungle Gym

Seattle’s newest house and techno label found international success by diddling around.

Monkeying Around on the Jungle Gym
No Sleaze, All Squeeze

No Sleaze, All Squeeze

Seattle label Suicide Squeeze has lasted two decades by treating artists like family, not business.

No Sleaze, All Squeeze
Ghoulavelii’s Dark, Punk-Infused Trap Epitomizes the New T-Town Sound

Ghoulavelii’s Dark, Punk-Infused Trap Epitomizes the New T-Town Sound

Take a whiff of the new Tacoma aroma—equal parts Marilyn Manson and flex-ready rap.

Ghoulavelii’s Dark, Punk-Infused Trap Epitomizes the New T-Town Sound
Paul Allen’s New-Music Summit and Festival Draws Skeptics and Reserved Praise

Paul Allen’s New-Music Summit and Festival Draws Skeptics and Reserved Praise

Will the Upstream Music Festival vitalize the local music industry and community, or simply piss it off?

Paul Allen’s New-Music Summit and Festival Draws Skeptics and Reserved Praise
Auburn Artist Ike Watson’s Latest Is a Local Entry in the New Age of R&B

Auburn Artist Ike Watson’s Latest Is a Local Entry in the New Age of R&B

On ‘To Venus From Mars,’ he can sing, he can rap, he can sing while he raps.

Auburn Artist Ike Watson’s Latest Is a Local Entry in the New Age of R&B
MOTOR Invites Seattle Into the Wormhole With an Ambitious Summer Series

MOTOR Invites Seattle Into the Wormhole With an Ambitious Summer Series

Closing this week with a bang, we look back on the electronic music series’ wild summer successes.

MOTOR Invites Seattle Into the Wormhole With an Ambitious Summer Series
Photo by Sara Bernard

A West Seattle Gem Fine-Tunes an Old Tradition

Best Open Mic: Skylark Cafe and Club

Photo by Sara Bernard
Courtesy of the band. Photo by Melissa O’Hearn.

Radio Raheem on What It’s Like to Play for Runners

Best Race: Rock n Roll Marathon

Courtesy of the band. Photo by Melissa O’Hearn.
Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

Aside from his appearance on Clams Casino’s debut LP, the producer also pumped out two new records.

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based
The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop

The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop

Best Place to Work: Sub Pop Records

The Bad Jokes and Rad Perks of Sub Pop
iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

Cobbled from entries in the band’s group dream journal, the new album is fittingly mysterious.

iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’
Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival

Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival

Seagaze Fest is attempting to spotlight the region’s psych, post-punk, and shoegaze scenes.

Seattle Gets a Shoegaze Festival
The Best Local Records We Heard This July

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

Our favorites this month came from Seattleites grasping for distinct new sounds.

The Best Local Records We Heard This July
Surprise! Capitol Hill Block Party Was Fun

Surprise! Capitol Hill Block Party Was Fun

The much-maligned festival showed signs of life this year, thanks in part to subversive locals.

Surprise! Capitol Hill Block Party Was Fun
Odesza performs one of two sold-out shows last fall at Chicago’s 3,224-capacity Aragon Ballroom. Photo by Jonathan Gipaya

Five Capitol Hill Block Party Acts You Can’t Miss

For its 20th year, the annual rite of summer has loaded its Main Stage with dazzling acts. Here are the highlights.

Odesza performs one of two sold-out shows last fall at Chicago’s 3,224-capacity Aragon Ballroom. Photo by Jonathan Gipaya
Seattle’s Hip-Hop Crews Come Out In Force for Squadfest

Seattle’s Hip-Hop Crews Come Out In Force for Squadfest

For this festival’s featured performers, there’s power in numbers.

Seattle’s Hip-Hop Crews Come Out In Force for Squadfest
Photo by Jade Sotelo

Sloucher’s Debut Rings With Sounds of Seattle’s Indie Rock Past

The supergroup makes a familiar yet bold statement on its debut EP.

Photo by Jade Sotelo
Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

Recorded in 2008, the album stands as a document of depression and friendship.

Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’