New to Seattle? Listen to this music

By | September 19, 2022

I requested readers of KUOW’s Immediately So Far publication what music they’d advocate to new Seattle Division of Transportation Director Greg Spotts.

However actually, what music would you advocate to a newcomer to Seattle? What are the sounds of the area?

Whereas Spotts’ present profession has been in metropolis authorities, in a earlier life (a Nineteen Nineties life) he had a boutique expertise administration job working with musical artists of the time. So when he got here to Seattle, he stuffed his workplace with “Seattle vibes” enjoying Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and many others. In an SDOT weblog submit, Spotts mentioned he knew there was extra to Seattle music.

So I requested readers to make some suggestions. The settings had been extra “northwestern” than simply Seattle. From funk to punk, indie rock to people, hip hop and Star Wars albums, there’s loads of Northwest music to cowl.

I began issues off by suggesting: Homicide Metropolis Devils; Beverly Crusher; Sunny day actual property; Black Tones; and The Hoot Hoots (particularly the “Rainbow Squadron” album).

TSF readers had their very own concepts.

Diana suggests Sleater Kinney of Olympia.

Katt mentioned his “primary musical recording continues to be Brandi Carlile, even when the topic isn’t “Northwest sound”. She’s extremely gifted and is certainly a PNW by means of and thru.”

Katt additional recommends blind pilot.

Though he says it could be too “apparent” to say, Elliott says jimi hendrix is a should cease on a tour by means of Seattle Music, noting that “‘Voodoo Little one (Slight Return)’ is a superb place to begin or finish, or simply sit in the midst of it, questioning how within the identify of God he did it.”

Mister Combine-A-Lot is the go-to advice from Alex, who says he is the “king” and “a kingmaker by means of his manufacturing of different folks’s albums”. (I’d add that anybody who desires a good format of downtown Seattle ought to take heed to “Posse on Broadway”).

Jen takes a have a look at soul and funk with suggestions for true loves and Trio for organ Delvon Lamarr.

Luke recommends the Blue studentsparticularly the music “Joe Metro”.

Suggestions will be troublesome. I may go on and on and on (Dandy Warhols, Tight Bros from Manner Again When, Supersuckers). Are there any necessary artists in North West music, now and again, that you simply assume you have missed? Ship your advice to [email protected]