Music

In the DJ booth at KEXP

Cheryl Waters never thought her volunteer gig would lead to a job, much less a 25-year career in live radio. Back in 1994, Cheryl was volunteering her Friday nights (Saturday mornings, technically) to work 1 to 6 a.m. in the DJ booth at KCMU. Twenty-five years later, the station is now called KEXP, and Cheryl […]

/ September 20, 2019


Where to see live music outside in Seattle

A scene from Tacocat’s performance at Bumbershoot 2017. Summer is a time for Seattle’s local music acts to shine. (📸: David Lee/Flickr) Seattle is known for its music scene. And once the nice weather hits, we’re all about taking things outside. Our region has several outdoor concert venues, including the Woodland Park Zoo, Marymoor Park in Redmond and Chateau […]

/ July 18, 2019


Video: Seattle’s spot for fresh dance moves

Go to Washington Hall on a Monday night and you’ll step onto “the best floor in Seattle.” Washington Hall is an iconic, historic place that’s played host to the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Jimi Hendrix. But on “Soulful Mondays,” it’s a playground for anyone who’s into street-style dance and wants to master […]

/ December 20, 2018


Need a Pearl Jam primer? Here’s what you should know if you live in Seattle

Pearl Jam is putting on two big shows in Seattle this week — the Seattle Home Shows. Don’t know much about the band beyond “Jeremy” and “Better Man”? Seattle music writer and Pearl Jam fan Travis Hay wrote this Pearl Jam primer for Evergrey director Mónica Guzmán — and we figure there’s a lot more of you who could use it.

/ August 7, 2018


This dance series is another reason to love Seattle parks

Lilli Ann Carey and Dancing Til Dusk are bringing the dance floor and lessons to Freeway, Westlake, Occidental, and Hing Hay parks all summer.

/ July 2, 2018


Seattle’s Bushwick Book Club turns your favorite books into songs

Ever wished you could dive deeper into your favorite book? Sure, there’s fanfiction and plenty of fan art. But what about a whole concert dedicated to it?

/ May 17, 2018


This Seattle tour guide is taking music fans back to our city’s grunge days

We caught up with Seattle writer Eric E. Magnuson to talk all about our city’s grunge scene, music history, and how locals can experience city history.

/ March 21, 2018


Chris Cornell’s Seattle is gone. Where are we now? Seattle’s week in two minutes

> Chris Cornell’s Seattle. We worry a lot about the city’s future. How fast we’re growing. How much we’re changing. Who can afford to stay. Then we learned that Chris Cornell took his own life Wednesday night after a concert in Detroit. He was the lead singer of Soundgarden, a band that was born here […]

/ May 19, 2017


Is this ‘the most damning political scandal in recent Seattle history’? — Seattle’s week in 2 minutes

The Seattle Times dropped a bombshell on the city yesterday when it reported that our mayor’s being sued for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s. Not only that, but two other men have come forward with similar accounts.

/ April 7, 2017


At Daybreaker Seattle, it’s a pre-work dance party

Wednesday mornings just got a lot less boring. Daybreaker Seattle throws an early morning dance party in the middle of your workweek, and it’s catching on.

/ February 23, 2017