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How Seattle Became Willing Slaves to Grace Jones's Rhythms

The star reminded us why freaks of many stripes worship her during last night's performance at the Moore

A Multimedia, Multicultural, Multidimensional Symphonic Bonanza

Oscar-Winning Composer Tan Dun Transforms an Ancient Temple into an Epic Symphony

Local Music

The Irresistible Rise of Freakout Festival

The Experimental Music Festival Celebrates a Decade of Mad Audio-Visual Alchemy

Tish Gallow Keeps Black Music Alive in Columbia City

The local concert promoter sits down with Charles Mudede to talk about Whitney Houston, Beatwalk, and her big plans for fall

It's Bandcamp Friday, You Should Buy Some Music

Grab New Releases from Julia Shapiro, Botch, Chong the Nomad, and Maiah Manser

Love Battery Comes Back Into Focus

The Seattle Band’s 1992 Psych-Rock Classic Dayglo Is Finally Getting Reissued

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From the Archives

Looking Back on 30 Years of Sub Pop Records

In honor of 30 years, here are 15 of their greatest wonders and 15 of their greatest blunders.

Seattle Saves Hiphop, Again

The Connection Between Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop"

Meet a Future Seattle Music Superstar

Chong the Nomad throws everything and the kitchen sink into her music.

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Music Thu 12:58 PM

How Seattle Became Willing Slaves to Grace Jones's Rhythms

The star reminded us why freaks of many stripes worship her during last night's performance at the Moore

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Fall Arts 2022 Tue 10:00 AM

Tish Gallow Keeps Black Music Alive in Columbia City

The local concert promoter sits down with Charles Mudede to talk about Whitney Houston, Beatwalk, and her big plans for fall

Fall Arts 2022 Tue 10:00 AM

A Multimedia, Multicultural, Multidimensional Symphonic Bonanza

Oscar-Winning Composer Tan Dun Transforms an Ancient Temple into an Epic Symphony

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Fall Arts 2022 Tue 10:00 AM

The Irresistible Rise of Freakout Festival

The Experimental Music Festival Celebrates a Decade of Mad Audio-Visual Alchemy

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It's Only Rhythm

How Grace Jones Made Me a Marxist

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Get Lost in Tomo Nakayama's Dazzling Dance Pop

Nakayama kicks off his West Coast tour Thursday night at The Triple Door

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Don't Miss Tomorrow's Episode of Reservation Dogs

Burien Rapper Travis Thompson Has a Guest Role on the Hit FX Show

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Still Funky After All These Years

NYC Post-Punks Bush Tetras' Long-Awaited Return to Seattle

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It's Bandcamp Friday, You Should Buy Some Music

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Love Battery Comes Back Into Focus

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Japanese Breakfast Shows Michelle Zauner’s Evolution as a Musician

From Bryn Mawr to Day In Day Out, Her Journey is One of Style and Creativity

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The Limits of Kendrick Lamar’s Modernism

Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers Sometimes Privileges Formal Innovation Over Human Beings

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The Monstrous Genius of Mitski

At Day In Day Out, the Artist Made Space for The Hurt and Horrifying

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Day In Day Out Is Back With a Vengeance

Turnstile Absolutely Annihilated Everyone’s Eardrums During Their Set 🎸