Art & Culture

🎧 Local Music Lowdown: Black Ends

L to R: Jonny Modes (drums), Nicolle Swims (vocals/guitar) and Ben Swanson (bass) Chiara Neyman The grunge influence in the band we’re featuring this week is more than just a little obvious. But give their music a listen and you’ll pick up on the garage-rock/punk/pop sound that your mom might just call “noise” but you […]

/ August 7, 2020


🎧 Local Music Lowdown: Falon Sierra

Falon Sierra’s new single Sushi / Samba comes out August 7th. For the second edition of the “Local Music Lowdown,” I’d like to introduce y’all to the very talented Falon Sierra. Falon Sierra started to turn heads in 2017 thanks to her appearance in MoPop’s Sound Off! finals—a 21-and-under battle of the bands style competition. She has […]

/ August 4, 2020


🎧 Local Music Lowdown: Tomo Nakayama

“Melonday” is out now and available to purchase on bandcamp. Welcome to a brand new weekly occurrence that I’m introducing. In light of the pandemic and all live music being canceled, I wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight some local artists, their music and how to support them. In this new section, I’ll be […]

/ August 4, 2020


Our Tomorrow: A new kind of Mister Rogers in our own backyard

Val Thomas-Matson plays Aunty Lena whose friend possum helps explore weekly topics and themes. (📸: Courtesy of Look, Listen and Learn) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together   Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest […]

/ July 29, 2020


Our Tomorrow: Meet the photographer documenting resiliency in the CID

Keoke Silvano poses in front of the mural that started it all. (📷: @keokesilvanophotography) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   Keoke […]

/ July 7, 2020


11 ways to spend your stimulus check locally in Seattle

(📷: Michael Righi/Flickr) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Seattleites do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re fortunate enough to […]

/ April 15, 2020


How Eighth Generation is helping Native art thrive in Seattle

In a little over a decade, Louie Gong went from designing sneakers to overseeing one of the country’s fastest-growing Native companies. Now he’s focused on scaling up and giving back. (📷: Eighth Generation) In just a few short years, Louie Gong has completely shaken up the world of indigenous art in Seattle.  When his company, […]

/ December 21, 2019


Member giveaway: Enter to win tickets to the Confinement Film Festival

We’re living in weird times, Seattle. And the Stranger’s new Confinement Film Festival is here to help us sort out all those complex feelings. This week we’re saying thanks to our lovely members* by raffling off two passes to the fest, valid for any of the four screenings in Volume One. To enter, just fill […]

/ November 20, 2019


Guest essay: Why Seattle’s artists and creatives need you to show up

(📷: Jazzy Photo) Editor’s note: This post was written by Evergrey member Gedney Barclay.  I’m writing this piece from my desk at Velocity Dance Center, where I work as communications manager.  If you don’t know Velocity, we’re a performing arts center and dance studio, offering adult classes for dancers of all levels and hosting brand […]

/ November 15, 2019


How to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle

A mural of Chief Sealth (Seattle) and Chief Joseph by artist Andrew Morrison (📷: Joe Wolf/Flickr) Seattle has officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples Day since 2014, when the city council unanimously passed a resolution designating the second Monday in October as a day to honor local Native Americans and “fully recognize the evils of our past.”  […]

/ October 10, 2019