City Sounds

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2024

Spend this summer grooving outdoors.

10:35am By Seattle Met Staff


Remembering Steve Albini, Who Recorded Nirvana's Final Album

Albini viewed Kurt Cobain and co. as victims of major record label meddling.

05/09/2024 By Dan Engler

9 to 5

The Ballad of the Working Musician

Most Seattle artists still have day jobs. Meet a few.

03/19/2024 By Eric Olson Photography by Daniel Berman


Brandy Clark Finds Americana Music Right Here at Home

What do you get when you add Brandy Clark and Brandi Carlile? A hometown record with a whole lot of Grammy nominations.

02/01/2024 By Allison Williams


MØAA’s Origin Story Is Pure Seattle

Singer-songwriter Jancy Buffington returned to her teenage roots for the shoegaze band’s second album.

12/20/2023 By Harry Levin


How a Historic Anacortes Church Turned into a Destination Recording Studio

Indie stars like Fleet Foxes and Angel Olsen have converged on the coastal town to make music at the Unknown.

09/13/2023 By Eric Olson Photography by Kyle Johnson

My Favorite Things

Chris Ballew Shares His Favorite Seattle Spots

The former Presidents of the United States of America singer and kids artist Caspar Babypants talks cheeseburgers, music venues, and Seattle hot takes.

03/24/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Festival Szn

Capitol Hill Block Party's 2023 Lineup

Three days, nine stages, 25 years.

02/28/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Festival Szn

Bumbershoot Is Back

Seattle's iconic arts and music festival returns with a lineup that leans hard on its PNW roots.

02/21/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Home Collections

Trevor Boone Strums for Vintage Left-Handed Guitars

The Emerald City Guitars owner draws from his lifelong love of collecting and bygone eras.

12/22/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Home Collections

DJ Supreme La Rock Is the Ultimate Record Keeper

This KEXP personality and international mix master has been into vinyl since he was a boy.

12/19/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

A Day in the Life

Punk, Pride, and Pickled Eggs

A historic day with local band Rachaels Children.

09/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Made in WA

Washington's Music Inventions, Sung and Unsung

Grunge was a hit. But Paul Tutmarc's electric bass strikes a deeper chord.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Sophie Grossman

It's Back

How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

Whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mix Master

Who's Behind the Music at the International Fountain?

After crafting musical mixes for Seattle Center's iconic water feature for 26 years, DJ Whetzel hangs up the headphones.

07/05/2022 By Jameson Fink

Gorge Yourself

Music Festivals Worth a Trip

From the Gorge Amphitheatre to Fort Worden, our favorite live music destinations are coming back to life.

06/03/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

A rundown of where to go crate digging in and around our very musical city.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

This Month in Seattle Music

Washingtonians Gear Up for the Grammys and Fans Mourn Taylor Hawkins

The Grammy nominations are studded with local names, including Brandi Carlile (of course) and the Foo Fighters, who recently lost their drummer.

04/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

A bit of every-thing

Thing Is Back with a Lineup Geared Toward Music Discovery

Sasquatch!'s spiritual successor returns to historic Fort Worden with a bounty of music and visual arts programming.

03/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Ticket Alert

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Is Yet Another Reason to Love Spring

Digable Planets, Deep Sea Diver, and Haley Heynderickx round out a balanced lineup.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman