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Hey Marseilles. Photo by Charlie Schuck

Hey Marseilles Streamlines Its Sound and Looks on the Bright Side

A decade in, the Seattle orchestral indie outfit has gone pop. Lead singer Matt Bishop tells us why.

Hey Marseilles. Photo by Charlie Schuck
The ILLFIGHTYOU crew. Photo courtesy of the artists

ILLFIGHTYOU’s Mosh-Pit Trap Hits the Crocodile

You can find the Tacoma-based trio ILLFIGHTYOU at the corner where glass-rattling bass intersects with murder-mayhem lyricism.

The ILLFIGHTYOU crew. Photo courtesy of the artists
Ings. Courtesy of the artist (detail)

The Best Local Records We Heard This March

Brilliantly minimalist songwriting from Ings, ass-shaking gold from Ca$h Bandicoot, four overwhelming records from Carlos Garcia, and spacey contemplations from Astro King Phoenix.

Ings. Courtesy of the artist (detail)
Brooklyn Benjestorf Hide Out Photos (Priority shot)

At ‘Hide Out,’ Live Drummers and DJs Join Forces

Each month the DJs are accompanied by live hand drums from Tor Dietrichson, who throws down on the congas throughout the night, adding an organic and spontaneous flavor to the party.

Brooklyn Benjestorf Hide Out Photos (Priority shot)
Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP (detail)

Campana Is a Grounded Space Cadet on ‘Eviction Notice’

The album, which chronicles the artist’s experience being evicted from his home, is impressive, especially considering it is being narrated so soberly by a 21-year-old.

Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP (detail)
Fueled by Curry, Four Eclectic Artists Hit the Road in Search of Indigenous Stories

Fueled by Curry, Four Eclectic Artists Hit the Road in Search of Indigenous Stories

Building on the success of their “Curry NA Hurry” video, Jamil Suleman and his co-conspirators are attempting to build an indie media empire.

Fueled by Curry, Four Eclectic Artists Hit the Road in Search of Indigenous Stories
With His Latest, Damien Jurado Returns to Form a Changed Man

With His Latest, Damien Jurado Returns to Form a Changed Man

For the final chapter in his Maraqopa Trilogy, the Seattle songwriter returns from the furthest reaches of faith with a new old sound.

With His Latest, Damien Jurado Returns to Form a Changed Man
Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters

Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters

It got steamy at the Tractor Tavern as Red Bull brought out the Seattle music scene royalty.

Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters
Esperanza Spalding. Photo courtesy of the artist (detail)

The Top 12 Things to Do This Week

Esperanza Spalding, Susan Orlean, The Flavr Blue, David Crosby and more.

Esperanza Spalding. Photo courtesy of the artist (detail)
Photos by Brooklyn Benjestorf

Black leather and latex rule the night at Baltic Room each Sunday

Black leather and latex rule the night at Baltic Room each Sunday as Resurrection takes over for an evening of dark wave and industrial music.… Continue reading

Photos by Brooklyn Benjestorf
Illustration by Minh Nguyen

“Less like a music festival and more like a large-scale art installation.”That

"Less like a music festival and more like a large-scale art installation.”That is how Corridor Festival organizer Kirsten Thom says she wants the one-day immersive… Continue reading

Illustration by Minh Nguyen
Photo by Gage Skidmore
Photo by Gage Skidmore
Less like a music festival and more like a large-scale art installation.”
Less like a music festival and more like a large-scale art installation.”

“Less like a music festival and more like a large scale art

“Less like a music festival and more like a large scale art installation.”That is how Corridor Festival organizer Kirsten Thom says she wants the one-day… Continue reading

7 Year Bitch. Photo by Lance Mercer

After moving offices every few years, Scott Blum finally got the courage

After moving offices every few years, Scott Blum finally got the courage to dive into the box of digital audio tapes (DATs) he'd been carting… Continue reading

7 Year Bitch. Photo by Lance Mercer
For about a year and a half, fans of house music and

For about a year and a half, fans of house music and

For about a year and a half, fans of house music and nu disco have been congregating at Contour for a mellow midweek dance party… Continue reading

For about a year and a half, fans of house music and
Photos by Brooklyn Benjestorf

1. Paradise Sunset Sessions on the Monkey Loft rooftop: For the second

1. Paradise Sunset Sessions on the Monkey Loft rooftop: For the second year in a row, this weekly hurray was a summertime hump day reprieve,… Continue reading

Photos by Brooklyn Benjestorf
1) G.L.O.S.S., DemoSadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass. “You want

1) G.L.O.S.S., DemoSadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass. “You want

1) G.L.O.S.S.,DemoSadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass. “You want the pepper spray first? Or the pocket knife!?” she howls like a volcano on… Continue reading

1) G.L.O.S.S., DemoSadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass. “You want
1) G.L.O.S.S., Demo  Sadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass.

1) G.L.O.S.S., Demo Sadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass.

1) G.L.O.S.S., Demo Sadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass. “You want the pepper spray first? Or the pocket knife!?” she howls like a… Continue reading

1) G.L.O.S.S., Demo  Sadie Switchblade will eviscerate your hateful, cis-het ass.
In Jon Ronson’s new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the author

In Jon Ronson’s new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the author

In Jon Ronson’s new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the author catches up, after the dust has settled, with a number of people who… Continue reading

In Jon Ronson’s new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the author