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For Its Hardly Art Debut, The Julie Ruin Takes Care of Itself

Kathleen Hanna returns with an exhilarating album and a band fully on board.

Photo by Shervin Lainez
Decibel Festival Officially on ‘Extended Break’

Decibel Festival Officially on ‘Extended Break’

The 11-year-old electronic music gathering is suspending operations, but founder Sean Horton tells Seattle Weekly its legacy will live on.

Decibel Festival Officially on ‘Extended Break’
Premiere: Taylar Elizza Beth’s ‘Daisies’ Music Video Is a Whisper of Encouragement

Premiere: Taylar Elizza Beth’s ‘Daisies’ Music Video Is a Whisper of Encouragement

The West Seattle native’s new EP ‘Fresh Cut Flowers’ is due out next month.

Premiere: Taylar Elizza Beth’s ‘Daisies’ Music Video Is a Whisper of Encouragement
Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans

Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans

The Seattle trio’s debut LP connects the dots between Northwest DIY’s origins and today.

Vats’ Post-Punk Paeans
On ‘Born Rich,’ Mackned Gets, Surprisingly, Upbeat

On ‘Born Rich,’ Mackned Gets, Surprisingly, Upbeat

The West Seattle rapper’s newest is an artistic left turn.

On ‘Born Rich,’ Mackned Gets, Surprisingly, Upbeat
Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

The Olympia-via-Phoenix songwriter reimagines his past on ‘Anagrams.’

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues
The Best Local Records We Heard This June

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Healing music after a godawful month.

The Best Local Records We Heard This June
G.L.O.S.S.’ New Record, ‘Trans Day of Revenge,’ Is a Case for Righteous Queer Rage

G.L.O.S.S.’ New Record, ‘Trans Day of Revenge,’ Is a Case for Righteous Queer Rage

The Olympia hardcore band doesn’t ask for safe space, they demand it with knives and bricks.

G.L.O.S.S.’ New Record, ‘Trans Day of Revenge,’ Is a Case for Righteous Queer Rage
Gifted Gab Takes R&B and G-Funk Back to Its Roots on ‘Gab the Most High’

Gifted Gab Takes R&B and G-Funk Back to Its Roots on ‘Gab the Most High’

“I like to sing about love. Not just trying to hit it.”

Gifted Gab Takes R&B and G-Funk Back to Its Roots on ‘Gab the Most High’
Local Hip-Hop, Breakdancing Kids, and Kissing in the Rain at Block Party at The Station

Local Hip-Hop, Breakdancing Kids, and Kissing in the Rain at Block Party at The Station

GIFs from the sixth annual showcase of Beacon Hill’s cultural riches.

Local Hip-Hop, Breakdancing Kids, and Kissing in the Rain at Block Party at The Station
Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP

Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP

Tomo Nakayama and Jeremy Enigk perform together this weekend, an especially apt pairing.

Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP
The Lo-Fi Longing of Lisa Prank

The Lo-Fi Longing of Lisa Prank

Talking teen feelings and tarot cards with Seattle’s premier pop-punk prom queen.

The Lo-Fi Longing of Lisa Prank
The Station on Beacon Hill Is Putting On the Best Block Party of the Summer
The Station on Beacon Hill Is Putting On the Best Block Party of the Summer
David Bazan Learns to Let Go

David Bazan Learns to Let Go

How the Seattle songwriter got out of his rut, slimmed down his sound, and learned to love music again.

David Bazan Learns to Let Go
The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis

The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis

Geneviève Elverum, Anacortes musician, comic artist, new mom, and wife of Phil Elverum, needs help funding treatment for stage four pancreatic cancer.

The Elverum Family Seeking Donations After Inoperable Cancer Diagnosis
With His Big KEXP Donation, Paul Allen Completes the Station’s Transformation

With His Big KEXP Donation, Paul Allen Completes the Station’s Transformation

Fifteen years ago, the tech billionaire helped chart a new course for the college radio station. Now he’s helping to bring it home.

With His Big KEXP Donation, Paul Allen Completes the Station’s Transformation
Breezy Bob Marley Merch, Infinite Kettle Corn, and Fedora Tricks at Folklife 2016

Breezy Bob Marley Merch, Infinite Kettle Corn, and Fedora Tricks at Folklife 2016

Also—English dancing! Round-and-round they go, forever.

Breezy Bob Marley Merch, Infinite Kettle Corn, and Fedora Tricks at Folklife 2016
Courtesy of Matador Records

Car Seat Headrest’s Post-Teen Punk

Will Toledo Delivers the Rage of Youth With Years of Wisdom

Courtesy of Matador Records
The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

DoNormaal, JusMoni, Chanti Darling, The Dip, and Jo Passed.

The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season
Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival

Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival

Are music festivals truly all the same now? We crunched the data for 21 NW fests to find out.

Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival