Branden is the Managing Editor of Likes: Thai food, chicken wings, watching the Sounders and Rainier Beer. Dislikes: The Oxford Comma (but he's working through it).

Branden has been a PNW resident his whole life and covers music, culture and everything Seattle for The End. You can follow him on Twitter, but you probably shouldn't. 

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PLAYLIST: 50 songs we heard for the first time in 2017

December 14, 2017
2017 saw a lot of new music emerge into the world from new artists breaking through onto the scene to bands we know and love putting out new music. Here are 50 songs we heard for the first time this year. PLAYLIST: 10 songs that turn 10 in 2018 Welcome to the world, baby songs! Tweet at The more

Dude York is going to Christmas Carol across Seattle on December 22

December 13, 2017
Seattle band Dude York put out a Christmas album this year and now they are not only America's band, but America's Christmas-caroling band. On Friday December 22, the trio is taking their show on the road, playing four stops across Seattle including Easy Street Records, The SubPop shop at SeaTac, more

10 songs turning 10 in 2018

December 12, 2017
2008 was a big year. Obama won his first presidential election, Apple launched the “App Store,” the entire financial system holding up the United States failed, and music! 10 songs that turned 10 in 2017 Put on your nostalgia pants because here are 10 songs will turn 10 in 2018: “Use Somebody” – more

Best of 2017: Breakout Artist of the Year - Portugal. The Man

December 7, 2017
From Locals Only staples to chart-topping crossover hits, Portugal. The Man has been doing the damn thing for longer than 10 years, but 2017 was without a doubt their year. They released Woodstock , their eighth LP, and with it, the song "Feel It Still," which earned the band a GRAMMY nom ( more

Dustin from Stranger Things has a band and they covered Pearl Jam and Jimmy Eat World

November 30, 2017
We already know the kids in Stranger Things can act, and we knew some of them could even sing/play music in a band, but I had no idea Gaten Matarazzo (a.k.a. Dustin) has such a great taste in music. Matarazzo is apparently the frontman for his band "Work In Progress" and via the band's Instagram, more
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The Deck The Hall Ball 2017 Playlist

November 27, 2017
We are just days away from seeing The Killers, The Lumineers, ODESZA, Portugal. The Man, and more swing through Seattle for the 25th year of Deck The Hall Ball. To get ready, we put together a compilation playlist of some of the most popular songs from this year's Deck artists. 25 years, 25 more

The Alternative Holiday Shopping List

November 22, 2017
Holiday shopping can be hard, especially when anyone you are buying for can get anything they want in just two clicks on the ol' Amazon. With the vastness of the internet and all the things you can buy, here are a few things we here at The End recommend you get for your more unique, alternative, more

J Roddy Walston and the Business release music video for "The Wanting"

November 16, 2017
Deck the Hall Ball 2017 band J Roddy Walston and the Business stopped by the studio a few weeks ago to play a special new version of their new song "The Wanting," and now they have released the official music video, which you can watch here. Video of J. Roddy Walston & The Business - more

Warped Tour is calling it quits after 2018

November 15, 2017
After 23 years of traversing the U.S., the traveling summer punk showcase, The Vans Warped Tour, is coming to an end following the 2018 run. In a statement on Wedensday, founder Kevin Lyman said "2018 will be the final, full cross-country run" of the tour. You can read the full statement more

Foo Fighters announce 2018 Seattle show at Safeco Field

November 14, 2017
Foo Fighters have finally announced a Seattle date in support of their 2017 album Concrete & Gold. Win Foo Fighters Seattle tickets The Foos will return to Seattle to play Safeco Field on September 1, 2018. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. MORE TOUR DATES ADDED!! FF & more