Music

Photo by Avi Loud/Courtesy DomeCare Solutions

Seattle Hip-Hop Legend Jonathan Moore, 47, Passes Away

Beyond his own artistry and mentorship, Moore was also one of the architects of the hip-hop scene we know today.

Photo by Avi Loud/Courtesy DomeCare Solutions
Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”

An amalgamation of the English word “you” and the Spanish word “tú,” the record lives in two worlds.

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”
PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video

PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video

The stark, animated video from local artist Annisa Amalia finds power in simplicity.

PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video
‘Radio Concuss’ Brings Peel Session-Style Live Music to Seattle

‘Radio Concuss’ Brings Peel Session-Style Live Music to Seattle

Rob Castro’s new YouTube channel wants to showcase local artists in their natural element.

‘Radio Concuss’ Brings Peel Session-Style Live Music to Seattle
Minus the Bear Returns From the Void

Minus the Bear Returns From the Void

With their new album, the Seattle mainstays don’t change the formula, but build on their history.

Minus the Bear Returns From the Void
Pegadeth. Courtesy of the artist.

The Best Local Records We Heard This February

Pegadeth, Bujemane, Dude York, and Crater helped us shred through the snow days.

Pegadeth. Courtesy of the artist.
Upstream Announces First Round of Artist Lineup (and Hey, It’s Pretty Good!)

Upstream Announces First Round of Artist Lineup (and Hey, It’s Pretty Good!)

Headliners Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge and Shabazz Palaces are joined by a huge, diverse cast of locals.

Upstream Announces First Round of Artist Lineup (and Hey, It’s Pretty Good!)
Photos and GIFs by Sofia Lee

Dude York’s Arcade Malaise

What does ‘Majora’s Mask’ and the band’s Hardly Art debut have in common? Fun—and impending dread.

Photos and GIFs by Sofia Lee
Buje Bows Out

Buje Bows Out

One of Tacoma hip-hop’s most talented is calling it a day for rap.

Buje Bows Out
The Femme Fury of Foie Gras

The Femme Fury of Foie Gras

The Seattle songwriter conjures intensity through an unsettling quietude.

The Femme Fury of Foie Gras
Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me

Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me

At 81, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt walks his own quiet path, but has captivated the world into following him.

Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me
Art by Jose Trujillo

So What Does the Seattle Music Commission Do, Anyway?

In quarterly meetings at City Hall, music luminaries talk sonic civics. Here’s what’s on the docket.

Art by Jose Trujillo
Porter Ray. Photo by Jay Scroggins

The Color Spectrum of Porter Ray

After experiencing high highs and tragic lows, the rapper is gearing up to release his lush magnum opus.

Porter Ray. Photo by Jay Scroggins
Taylar Elizza Beth. Photo by Annisa Amalia

The Top 5 Local Records to Look Forward to This Spring

Don’t miss new albums coming from Taylar Elizza Beth, Mount Eerie, Bujemane, Dude York, and Sisters.

Taylar Elizza Beth. Photo by Annisa Amalia
Violin Virtuoso Andrew Joslyn’s Serene Debut LP Was Born of Chaos

Violin Virtuoso Andrew Joslyn’s Serene Debut LP Was Born of Chaos

Through a fire, ‘At the Bottom of the Ocean.’

Violin Virtuoso Andrew Joslyn’s Serene Debut LP Was Born of Chaos
Photo by Ivan Mrsic

Michete Throws a Fit on New Video “Tantrum”

Seattle’s Michete and guest Shamir drop a deliciously angry pop anthem.

Photo by Ivan Mrsic
Courtesy of the artist

PREMIERE: Noo’s New Tracks Prove Tacoma Rap Is Stacked

The rapper’s new EP, ‘Everything Before Was Practice,’ is a testament to the scene’s rich, varied sounds.

Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Deven Morgan

Seattle Hip-Hop Pioneers Ghetto Chilldren Return After 19 Years

Responsible for crafting the Seattle hip-hop sound in the ’90s, the duo is ending its hiatus.

Photo by Deven Morgan
The Best Local Records We Heard This January

The Best Local Records We Heard This January

Tile Plazas, DJ NHK Guy, and Breeze helped us bump it through Trump this month.

The Best Local Records We Heard This January
The Vera Project and Pacific Science Center Arm Local Musicians With Lasers

The Vera Project and Pacific Science Center Arm Local Musicians With Lasers

Sassyblack and Taylar Elizza Beth kick off an exciting new performance series at the Laser Dome.

The Vera Project and Pacific Science Center Arm Local Musicians With Lasers