Music

John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony’s ‘Become Desert’ Exceeds the Hype

John Luther Adams’ follow-up to ‘Become Ocean’ delivers a stunning surround-sound experience.

John Luther Adams. Courtesy Seattle Symphony
Clock In at Clock-Out Lounge

Clock In at Clock-Out Lounge

The new Beacon Hill venue/restaurant/bar strives to foster the music scene with a working class vibe.

Clock In at Clock-Out Lounge
Full Upstream Music Fest Lineup Revealed

Full Upstream Music Fest Lineup Revealed

The reunited Jawbreaker joins Miguel, The Flaming Lips, and a myriad of local bands.

Full Upstream Music Fest Lineup Revealed
Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed

David Byrne, Tyler, the Creator, Bon Iver, The National, and Modest Mouse headline the Gorge.

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed
Courtesy Barsuk Records

Song Premiere: Hibou’s ‘Black Mirror’-Inspired “Junipero Love”

The Seattle indie pop songwriter gets lost in dreamy sound on a new track from ‘Something Familiar.’

Courtesy Barsuk Records
Photo by Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam Announces Safeco Field Concerts to Raise Money for Homelessness

August’s “The Home Shows” will be the band’s first Seattle gigs in five years.

Photo by Danny Clinch
The New Year’s Garbage Bash moves to Conor Byrne and brings along Honcho Poncho. Courtesy of the band

Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in Seattle

Fill your weekend with folly and frivolity and music for every taste as we ring in 2018.

The New Year’s Garbage Bash moves to Conor Byrne and brings along Honcho Poncho. Courtesy of the band
The Encyclopedic Sets of T.Wan

The Encyclopedic Sets of T.Wan

Seattle’s most multifarious DJ finds her voice.

The Encyclopedic Sets of T.Wan
Heatwarmer. Courtesy of the artist

The Best Local Records We Heard This September Smooshed the Unsmooshable

Mackned, Heatwarmer, and Darto brought together styles we didn’t know could coexist.

Heatwarmer. Courtesy of the artist
Versing Ascends to ‘Nirvana’

Versing Ascends to ‘Nirvana’

On their new record, the band explores self-criticism and problematic faves.

Versing Ascends to ‘Nirvana’
In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness

In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness

Written as a balm before the election, forgotten, then revived, the song imagines brighter days.

In “Undying Light,” Tomo Nakayama Glows Amid the Darkness
Photo by Mira

On the Labor, Ego, and Reward Behind IVVY’s ‘Safe Within’

For Madi Levine, dance music is no place for rock stars.

Photo by Mira
Quoth the RVN

Quoth the RVN

A local rapper trades hip-hop for soft grunge, exploring the darkness within.

Quoth the RVN
Courtesy ACED

Redoubling Its Efforts, an Artist-Lead Activist Group Asks Vulcan for Equitable Development

Initially emerging before the Upstream Music Fest, the coalition returns with new support and goals.

Courtesy ACED
Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM

Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM

Martín Sepulveda’s hip-hop debut deconstructs masculinity and the complexities of love.

Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

As appetites for live music fade, Seattle’s independent venues see the light in dance nights.

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
The Top 5 Local Records To Look Forward to This Fall

The Top 5 Local Records To Look Forward to This Fall

Don’t miss new albums from Macklemore, IVVY, Versing, Mackned, and Darto.

The Top 5 Local Records To Look Forward to This Fall
Who Is She?’s Seattle Anti-Freeze

Who Is She?’s Seattle Anti-Freeze

The new project from members of Lisa Prank, Tacocat, and Chastity Belt is blazing a path for romcom-core.

Who Is She?’s Seattle Anti-Freeze
Still from JuiceTheGods’s “MAKE EM SAY REMIX.” By Yung Tada

JuiceTheGod Is West Seattle’s Newest Rising Rapper, But Will He Keep Rapping?

A talented artist and basketball player, circumstance may soon force him to choose between the two.

Still from JuiceTheGods’s “MAKE EM SAY REMIX.” By Yung Tada
The Best Local Records We Heard This August Had a Lot of Feelings
The Best Local Records We Heard This August Had a Lot of Feelings