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Spesh goes retro-chic on new album ‘Famous World’

The debut from new-wavy foursome Spesh bursts with fun, teased-hair dance numbers and snippets of 2018 political realities.

Take ‘em H1GHR: A New Hip-Hop Label Connects Seattle to Seoul

A crew of Seattle artists is on the edge of a multinational breakthrough.
Album of the Month

‘Raise Ya Grades’ by Mirrorgloss

With 'Raise Ya Grades,' Mirrorgloss slims from the guitar-driven electro-fuzz/new-wave trio of 2015’s 'Yeah' EP to a decidedly dance-oriented vocal duo.

Haunted Horses: Punishing, Cathartic Noise

Haunted Horses isn’t afraid to leave live sets as brief, explosive statements.

Stallman in Motion

Using a unique process for a unique result, the two-man team creates “sculptural canvases” that are in demand around the world.
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Kung Foo Grip Goes Harder, Weirder with ‘2KFG’

Kung Foo Grip slide into the mumble-trap era relatively unscathed.

J GRGRY Was Born Ready For KeyArena

Bandleader Joe Gregory toiled for years in the alt-rock trenches. Now he's stepping onto his rightful stage.

Album Review: ‘Yellow’ by Naomi Punk

The Olympia trio's 25-track double album houses its weirdest material to date.
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Album of the Month: ‘Asking/Bearing’ by Lushloss

A comprehensive emotional document—intimate is an understatement—that occasionally feels a bit too close.

The Representative

In “Two Five Three,” Fice shines a light, with the help of Neko Case, on his overshadowed hometown. Eleven seconds into the music video for Fice’s most recent single, “Two Five Three,” the camera cuts from the drowsy emcee and rests...

Toast of the Town

Champagne Champagne moves toward the mainstream with one foot in the underground. Photograph by Andrew Waits for City Arts. How many of y’all know about Champagne Champagne?” Grayskul emcee Onry Ozzborn is introducing one of Capitol Hill’s...