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Somebody Call 911! Sean Kingston Is at Quadstock 2017

Somebody Call 911! Sean Kingston Is at Quadstock 2017

May 10, 2017

“The beauty of the KXSU stage at Quadstock is that it’s going to be a combination of bands who are getting pretty big in Seattle...

Love City Love Hosts Seattle U Undergraduate Album Release

May 3, 2017

If you have ever walked on 14th and Pike, you have likely passed by the building with a “Royal Cleaners” sign. On the inside,...

Upstream Music Festival Looks to Promote Local Talent

Upstream Music Festival Looks to Promote Local Talent

April 26, 2017

On May 11-13, Upstream will conduct its inaugural festival, bringing together acts from all over the Pacific Northwest to showcase...

Las Cafeteras Visit Seattle from East LA

Las Cafeteras Visit Seattle from East LA

April 26, 2017

Strobe lights focused on the tarima, which was placed at the center of the stage. VIA RAFAEL CARDENAS The tarima is a wooden platform tha...

“Damn.” a Worthy Addition to Kendrick’s Catalog

April 19, 2017

“So I was takin’ a walk the other day...” IMAGE VIA TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT So begins (and ends) Kendrick Lamar’s new a...

British Blossoms Play on American Soil

British Blossoms Play on American Soil

April 19, 2017

Tom Ogden looked up from his guitar between songs. “This is the most intimate show we’ve done in a long time,” the singer...

Radiohead Pull out Oddities and Old Favorites at KeyArena

Radiohead Pull out Oddities and Old Favorites at KeyArena

April 12, 2017

Any Radiohead listener has their favorite album, and only a few other bands match the level of intensity that fans have towards...

The Middle Kids: Coming up From Down Under

The Middle Kids: Coming up From Down Under

March 1, 2017

There seems to be a recent wave of Australian musicians hitting the global stage or, at least, hitting my Spotify playlists. The...

Angel Olsen Descends to The Neptune for a Sold Out Show

Angel Olsen Descends to The Neptune for a Sold Out Show

February 22, 2017

Back in September, Angel Olsen quietly announced she would be adding dates to her My Woman Tour, including a show in Seattle in...

Seattle U Student Competes in Mopop’s Sound Off! Finals

Seattle U Student Competes in Mopop’s Sound Off! Finals

February 15, 2017

Perched on a stool, Jason McCue had only his guitar to keep him company on stage at the Museum of Pop Culture’s Sound Off! Semifinals...

Student Bands Compete for Spot at Quadstock 2017

Student Bands Compete for Spot at Quadstock 2017

February 1, 2017

Their palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on the stage, mom’s spaghetti. It’s Battle of the Ban...

Back at It Again With The XX

Back at It Again With The XX

February 1, 2017

It’s the year 2009. Decked out in my blue skinny jeans, ugg boots and sundress, t-shirt combo, I am living the eighth-grade...

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