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The 5 Must-See Local Acts of the Summer

The 5 Must-See Local Acts of the Summer

Don’t miss these rising Seattle artists during festival season.

The 5 Must-See Local Acts of the Summer
Album Premiere: Ruler’s ‘Winning Star Champion’

Album Premiere: Ruler’s ‘Winning Star Champion’

Seattle music scene utility player Matt Batey steps into the spotlight with his new indie rock album for Barsuk Records.

Album Premiere: Ruler’s ‘Winning Star Champion’
Death Cab for Cutie To Play Free Concert for Paramount Theatre’s 90th Anniversary

Death Cab for Cutie To Play Free Concert for Paramount Theatre’s 90th Anniversary

Tickets for the June 23 show will be awarded via Ticketmaster’s random lottery.

Death Cab for Cutie To Play Free Concert for Paramount Theatre’s 90th Anniversary
Bumbershoot 2018 Lineup Features J. Cole, SZA, Fleet Foxes, and Portugal. The Man

Bumbershoot 2018 Lineup Features J. Cole, SZA, Fleet Foxes, and Portugal. The Man

The Labor Day weekend festival reveals its extensive roster.

Bumbershoot 2018 Lineup Features J. Cole, SZA, Fleet Foxes, and Portugal. The Man
Hear Top Northwest Drummer Chat for Free at KEXP

Hear Top Northwest Drummer Chat for Free at KEXP

The drumming podcast ‘The Trap Set’ heads to Seattle on April 12 with drummers from Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, and more.

Hear Top Northwest Drummer Chat for Free at KEXP
The Moondoggies is a hoot. Photo by Jason Neuerburg

The Moondoggies Push Against Rock Escapism with ‘A Love Sleeps Deep’

Frontman Kevin Murphy discusses how drastic life changes reshaped the local band’s outlook and sound.

The Moondoggies is a hoot. Photo by Jason Neuerburg
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
Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee

Ballard Civic Orchestra Gives Seattle a Latinx Orchestral Voice

Led by immigrant Paula Madrigal’s strong vision, the group reaches audiences both young and old.

Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee
Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree

Working It Out

Evan Flory-Barnes is finally stepping into the theatrical spotlight. All it took was some therapy.

Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree
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
SassyBlack Swings Back

SassyBlack Swings Back

The R&B/soul singer flaunts a confident, sultry new sound on her new album.

SassyBlack Swings Back
Chris Cornell plays Download Festival in 2009. Photo by Adam Gasson/Alamy

How Chris Cornell Shaped Seattle Music

Through his friendship and his example, the late singer pushed his peers to new heights.

Chris Cornell plays Download Festival in 2009. Photo by Adam Gasson/Alamy
Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ album sits beneath a rose on top of a speaker at the KEXP memorial for Chris Cornell. Photography by Alex Garland

Fans Gather in Remembrance of Chris Cornell

KEXP welcomed hundreds of mourners to listen to the work of the late, great Seattle-born musician together.

Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ album sits beneath a rose on top of a speaker at the KEXP memorial for Chris Cornell. Photography by Alex Garland
Chris Cornell in 2007. Photo by Max Vadukul/Interscope

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at the Age of 52

The singer was found unresponsive in a hotel room following a Wednesday night concert.

Chris Cornell in 2007. Photo by Max Vadukul/Interscope
Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot

Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot

Paul Allen’s new music festival was fun, but like the system that enables it, weird.

Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot
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