Artist of the Month

Smokey Brights

MUSIC Come to Terms by Smokey Brights ​ FOLLOW Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ABOUT It was Christmas 2010 when Ryan Devlin (guitar, vocals) and Kim West (keys, vocals) first sang together. As the two approached their first holiday season as a newly-formed couple, they looked at their woefully...
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Locals Only Artist of the Month: J GRGRY

ABOUT Joe Gregory is J GRGRY, but J GRGRY isn't Joe Gregory. As a recording and performing artist, Joe Gregory resides at the intersection of tradition and evolution. After half a lifetime spent making music, he's finally realized his grand vision, perfecting an emotional, accessible style of...
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Locals Only Artist of the Month: Perfume Genius

ABOUT Known early as a poster-wraith for notorious, joyous, tortured and free boys, girls and their fellow travelers, the first two albums by Perfume Genius consisted largely of exquisite and cruelly abbreviated songs seemingly sung in the dark at a piano with all the silences left in. The...
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Minus The Bear

ABOUT Over the course of their 15-year career, Minus the Bear have carved out their own unique musical world. This isn’t to say they’re impervious to outside influence. They’ve borrowed components from a wide swath of genres—the brainy clangor of New York’s proto-punk scene, the cerebral buzz of...
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Dude York

BIO Dude York’s Sincerely opens with a blast—the massive opening chords of “Black Jack,” a squealing track that blends the swagger of glam with the heavy riffing and ringing hooks of arena rock. The Seattle-based trio—Peter Richards on guitar and vocals, Claire England on bass and vocals, and...
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Ravenna Woods

ABOUT Starting out back in 2010, Ravenna Woods stormed through the Pacific Northwest as a rabid, hyperactive three-piece with little more than an acoustic guitar, floor tom and xylophone to channel their tightly wound, nervous energy. Now, after two full-lengths, one EP, and a careful curation of...
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Locals Only Artist Of The Month: Lonely Mountain Lovers

ABOUT Lonely Mountain Lovers formed over a mutual appreciation of the sound and feel of Seattle and the good company found in bars there. Conversations at bar stools at some point found a catalyst in the tune­smithing of Zachary Warnes and in early 2012 the band started playing around the Seattle...
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