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Arcata’s Ash Borer Make Seattle Inroads on ‘The Irrepassable Gate’

Arcata’s Ash Borer Make Seattle Inroads on ‘The Irrepassable Gate’

There’s a good reason the black-metal heavyweight’s new record sounds so Northwestern.

Arcata’s Ash Borer Make Seattle Inroads on ‘The Irrepassable Gate’
Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space

Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space

The U District boutique is closing with a blowout music fest before reopening in the ID in spring.

Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space
Photo by Ceci Corsano-Leopizzi

Sound Artist Jake Muir on Field Recording, Sampling, and Video Games

Performing this weekend at Corridor Festival, we take a look inside the artist’s ambient toolbox.

Photo by Ceci Corsano-Leopizzi
Getting Down at KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Party

Getting Down at KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Party

DJs celebrated MLK Day at the Northwest African American Museum by getting folks to dance.

Getting Down at KEXP’s Expansions MLK Unity Party
Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

At 20, he’s one of the town’s promising crop of young trap-rappers.

Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face
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Premiere: ZELLi’s “Solid” Music Video Brings It Back to the Golden Age

Nodding to the hip-hop/R&B pop divas of the 2000s, ZELLi breathes new life into a classic style.

Photo by A.K. Romero
An Outsider Artist Takes on the Trolls

An Outsider Artist Takes on the Trolls

How Arrington de Dionyso got wrapped up in a twisted conspiracy theory and how he is fighting back.

An Outsider Artist Takes on the Trolls
Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake

Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake

Post-Trump, as artists re-evaluate their political efficacy, two punks already provided a blueprint.

Good Person Recordings on Making Art (Not) For Art’s Sake
Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants

Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants

Flouting industry norms, the rapper played nearly 100 Seattle shows in 2016. The city showed up.

Blackout Dates Be Damned—DoNormaal Dominated 2016 By Doing What She Wants
The Most Underrated Local Records of 2016

The Most Underrated Local Records of 2016

Our music critics on the Seattle-area sleeper albums that didn’t get the love they truly deserved.

The Most Underrated Local Records of 2016
Photo by Zach Gore

A Holiday Wish List From Kevin Sur

The Artist Home co-founder wants a city that thinks and sings, and serves up a decent burrito.

Photo by Zach Gore
Photo by Pao Sanchez

A Very Mindful Wishlist From Lady Krishna

Capitol Hill’s mystic rocker shares her wants for the season.

Photo by Pao Sanchez
Typonexus is Bringing Outer Space to Seattle’s Underground

Typonexus is Bringing Outer Space to Seattle’s Underground

A covert artist is inviting local experimental musicians to flip the Golden Record into new sounds.

Typonexus is Bringing Outer Space to Seattle’s Underground
Zahara’s Tender R&B Debut Will Hold You Close This Winter

Zahara’s Tender R&B Debut Will Hold You Close This Winter

The Woodinville-born singer’s ‘Efflorescence’ showcases a strong new local voice.

Zahara’s Tender R&B Debut Will Hold You Close This Winter
Earth, WEEED and So Pitted Rock the Boats at the Ballard Shipyard

Earth, WEEED and So Pitted Rock the Boats at the Ballard Shipyard

GIFs from Filson Ballard’s very Filson-y launch party.

Earth, WEEED and So Pitted Rock the Boats at the Ballard Shipyard
Photo by Africanist

A Holiday Wish-List From SassyBlack

In the form of a poem.

Photo by Africanist
Giving the Gift of Good Local Music

Giving the Gift of Good Local Music

Five albums for the curious fan on your list.

Giving the Gift of Good Local Music
Guayaba’s Debut EP Finds Power in Brighter Sounds and Beauty in Alienation

Guayaba’s Debut EP Finds Power in Brighter Sounds and Beauty in Alienation

The Afro-Cuban-inspired ‘Black Trash/White House’ is an entomological ode to self-acceptance.

Guayaba’s Debut EP Finds Power in Brighter Sounds and Beauty in Alienation
The Best Local Records We Heard This November

The Best Local Records We Heard This November

A garbage month. But Bujemane, Guayaba, Moving Pictures, and New Information made it a bit better.

The Best Local Records We Heard This November
Trump Isn’t Going to Make Music Great Again
Trump Isn’t Going to Make Music Great Again