"Memphis ingrained in Vera headliner Julien Baker's soul" - feature, August 2016
"'Maybe' chart-topper Carly Rae Jepsen unequivocally moves on" - feature, February 2016
"Seattle bands battle big-festival fatigue with a crop of startup fests" - Sunday feature, October 2015
"FIDLAR sings a road song from self-destruction to recovery" - feature, October 2015
"Seattle, here’s your chance to see songsmith Sufjan Stevens in his prime" - feature, June 2015
"Slint: See the movie, hear the band, feel the music" - feature, August 2014
"Good music, bad vibes at Sun Kil Moon show" - concert review, February 2014
"A band called Death finds new life" - feature, November 2013
"Canadian punks White Lung write their own story, one riff at a time" - feature, October 2013
"Boris goes heavy" - feature, May 2013
"Codeine reunites for commemorative tour" - feature, July 2012
"Tommy Keene's timeless power pop" - feature, January 2012


"The next wave of post-punk is breaking in Western Canada" - The Seattle Globalist, June 2016
"After lightning scare, Pearl Jam triumphs with thunderous headlining set at Bonnaroo" - Nashville Scene, June 2016
"Deeper Into Music: Yo La Tengo returns to Exit/In, bringing new takes on old tunes" - Nashville Scene, March 2016
"It might get quiet: Slowcore legends Low bring 20-plus years of weirdness to City Winery" - Nashville Scene, February 2016
"When you motor away: Swervedriver, the best-ever American band out of Britain, rides again" - Nashville Scene, September 2015
"Electra 2015: Reunited space-rock heroes Hum kick off their first tour in 17 years in Nashville" - Nashville Scene, August 2015
"Your book rules: a conversation with writer and musician Jon Fine" - The Big Takeover, July 2015
"Weed: Running for Home" - American Songwriter, April 2015
"Does live music have a future on Capitol Hill? Locals sound off" - Capitol Hill Times, December 2014
"A Minor Forest reunion no minor feat" - SSG Music, September 2014
"Detroit post-punks Protomartyr a cut above" - SSG Music, May 2014
"Glenn Jones: Garden State of Mind" - American Songwriter, May 2013
"Vancouver Calling: Voices from the indie scene north of the border" - The Seattle Globalist, January 2013
"Stephen Steinbrink: North by Southwest" - American Songwriter, January 2013



"Alt-rock band Nothing is on to something" - June 2016
"At the Drive-In pulls into Showbox SoDo" - June 2016
"Beach House brings dream pop to the Paramount — and a 'secret' gallery show" - April 2016
"Event designed to boost retailers helped drive worldwide vinyl revival" - April 2016
"Punk rockers X bringing chestnuts, not Christmas tunes, to Showbox" - December 2015
"John Lydon & PiL, fresh as ever" - November 2015
"Punk rock lives — on Eastlake" - November 2015
"Showcase for local artists stays true to its roots" - October 2015
"See Briana Marela in a small club — while you still can" - August 2015
"Tacocat, Chastity Belt join Cloud Nothings in benefit concert" - May 2015
"The dope on bands Electric Wizard and Sleep" - April 2015
"Edgy folk trio The Devil Makes Three delivers new spin on homespun" - February 2015
"The Vaselines, a Kurt Cobain fave, return to Seattle" - January 2015
"Northwest exposure: Ballard's Macefield fest" - October 2014
"Sebadoh back on the road, with a legacy" - August 2013
"A tale of two punks: The Fastbacks' Kurt Bloch and D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley" - Sunday feature, August 2013
"METZ to pound eardrums at Neumos" - May 2013
"Frightened Rabbit: expressions of a Scottish soul" - March 2013
"Coheed and Cambria set to (prog) rock Showbox SoDo" - February 2013
"Ra Ra Riot graduates from chamber-pop" - February 2013
"Against long odds, a comeback for '90s alt kings The Afghan Whigs" - November 2012
"Animal Collective brings weird psychedelic folk to Paramount" - September 2012
"Smooth sailing for Rocky Votolato and his new, softer sound" - June 2012
"Best Coast grows up" - May 2012
"Nada Surf not a one-hit wonder, after all" - March 2012
"Sexagenarian punk rockers Pierced Arrows aren't slowing down" - December 2011
"Promising band We Were Promised Jetpacks jets into Seattle" - November 2011

Album reviews:

"New recordings: Acapulco Lips, 'Acapulco Lips'" - April 2016
"Six for Valentine's Day: Gazebos, 'Die Alone'" - February 2016
"Beat Happening ironically gets classic rock treatment" - November 2015
"Party all night to Beat Connection's 'Product 3'" - October 2015
"Subdued new sound from former Olympians Gun Outfit" - October 2015
"Seattle duo Pony Time takes sheer joy in 'Rumours 2'" - September 2015
"'Weirdo Shrine' by La Luz highly listenable" - August 2015
"New music from NW bands: Strange Wilds, Grave Babies" - July 2015
"New from Seattle band Kinski: '7 (or 8)'" - June 2015
"Shana Cleveland of La Luz makes haunting solo debut" - May 2015
"Spokane's Sweet Madness a crazy good discovery" - May 2015
"Seattle’s Nightmare Fortress revives Gothic darkwave" - May 2015
"Death Cab for Cutie regroups, rebounds on 'Kintsugi'" - March 2015
"Modest Mouse in a rut on 'Strangers to Ourselves'" - March 2015
"Kelly Clarkson's music getting old" - March 2015
"Mount Eerie takes a 'Sauna'" - February 2015
"Seattle's FF needs to do some soul searching" - October 2014
"Cymbals Eat Guitars' 'Lose' is a winner - August 2014
"La Sera's 'Hour of the Dawn' sugary, jagged" - May 2014
"New recordings: Iska Dhaaf, 'Only the Sun Will Burn'" - March 2014
"New recordings by TacocaT, The Notwist, Beck" - February 2014
"New recordings: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, 'Wig Out at Jagbags'" - January 2014
"New recordings: Melvins, 'Tres Cabrones'" - November 2013
"Superchunk's latest: 'I Hate Music'" - August 2013
"Fresh faces, and an evolution: Roomrunner, Queens of the Stone Age" - June 2013
"New releases for Record Store Day: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iron & Wine" - April 2013
"Art Vandelay heavy and sometimes heavy-handed, too" - April 2013
"Sub Pop's Low aims high with 'The Invisible Way'" - March 2013
"Yo La Tengo's 'Fade' spellbinding, focused" - January 2013
"Ke$ha hits back with new CD" - December 2012
"Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney issues howling call to arms" - September 2012
"Portland's Hungry Ghost punches out crazy rhythms" - July 2012

Concert reviews:

"Carly Rae Jepsen brings '80s vibe, cheer to Showbox" - February 2016
"The Thermals do one thing, and do it well, at Neumos" - January 2014
"Talent from Britain overshadows USA at 2012 KISS-FM Jingle Ball" - December 2012
"Best Coast charms with its sunny pop" - May 2012

Short-form previews:

"Wolf Parade on the prowl again" - August 2016
"La Sera celebrates a fine new album at Barboza Sunday" - May 2016
"You'll dig these Shakey Graves" - October 2015
"Mutemath will speak loudly at Tractor Friday" - October 2015
"Shellac brings its rockin' ways — and traditions — to Tractor Tavern" - July 2015
"Television's on — at the Moore" - June 2015
"Few are neutral about indie rockers Neutral Milk Hotel" - May 2015
"British band Wire still carries a charge" - May 2015
"Sneak peek of La Luz's new album at Neumos" - April 2015
"Perfume Genius may be main event, despite second billing" - April 2015
"Australia's Pond has a touch of Tame Impala" - October 2014
"Breeders still the real deal" - September 2014
"The Julie Ruin at Neumos" - September 2013
"After two decades, My Bloody Valentine returns; Melvins still rocking, smiling" - August 2013
"Emo band Jimmy Eat World still relevant" - July 2013
"Buzzed-about Parquet Courts to play Neumos" - June 2013
"Kurt Vile comes to Neumos; Of Montreal at sold-out Vera Project" - May 2013
"James Blake at the Neptune" - April 2013
"Christopher Owens, of the band Girls, plays Neptune" - March 2013
"Ben Folds Five reunites to play Seattle" - February 2013
"'Twee' Seapony plays Chop Suey Thursday" - January 2013
"Sufjan Stevens does Christmas" - December 2012
"White Lung's punk fury coming to Chop Suey" - November 2012
"Seminal Swedish punk band Refused to play Showbox SoDo" - August 2012

End-of-year lists:

2015: top 5 shows - December 2015
2015: top 10 albums - December 2015
2014: top 10 albums, top 5 shows - December 2014
2013: top 10 albums - December 2013



"Ranked one of the most influential bands ever, The Breeders play The Showbox" - September 2014
"Buzz Osborne of the Melvins — unplugged?" - June 2014
"Guided by Voices back in business" - June 2014
"From Robert Fripp and friends, a different kind of orchestra" - May 2014
"In the presence of Nothing" - May 2014
"Seaweed, the pride of Tacoma, resurfaces" - May 2014
"At last, Failure a success" - May 2014
"Doom pop pioneers Floor return" - May 2014
"Unwinding with Survival Knife" - May 2014
"Lots to love about The Courtneys" - May 2014
"Special Explosion ready to go off" - April 2014
"The Afghan Whigs step back into the light" - April 2014
"Get your Goat" - April 2014
"Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks pave their own way" - April 2014
"Gloom-punks Weekend keep it cryptic" - March 2014
"Noise-punk provocateurs Perfect Pussy imperfect on purpose" - March 2014
"For Barsuk's Yellow Ostrich, space is the place" - March 2014
"It's not hard to sell Real Estate" - March 2014
"Chicago's Bottomless Pit breaks it down" - February 2014
"Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek lays it on the line" - February 2014
"Delorean back to the present" - February 2014
"Touché Amoré finds poetry in emotion" - February 2014
"The intimate sounds of Rebecca Gates" - February 2014
"Ash brings stadium-sized sound to tiny Tractor" - January 2014
"London’s young Yuck lives its indie-rock dreams" - January 2014
"There's no 'I' in Typhoon" - January 2014
"Sonic Youth’s unsung hero Lee Ranaldo begins anew" - December 2013
"L.A. duo El Ten Eleven flies in uncrowded airspace" - December 2013
"Don't call Sub Pop's Obits garage-rock" - November 2013
"Elegant dream-pop from Canada's Besnard Lakes" - November 2013
"L.A.’s hitmaking Haim sisters to visit Seattle" - October 2013
"Cheers to Glenn Tilbrook, power-pop lifer" - September 2013
"Dallas' True Widow looks to the future, with a stoned gaze" - September 2013
"Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet does rock’n’roll a solid" - September 2013
"L.A.'s No Age fights the path of least resistance" - August 2013
"Concert preview: Deafheaven" - July 2013

Album reviews:

"The scattered sounds of Chad VanGaalen" - April 2014
"The post-punk pessimism of Protomartyr" - April 2014
"Cloud Nothings enter adulthood" - April 2014
"Reunited Owls not much to hoot about" - March 2014
"New York punks Perfect Pussy's debut all tension, no release" - March 2014
"Nothing feels good" - March 2014
"NYC's The Men need to chill" - March 2014
"Appalachia's Pontiak guns it on 'Innocence'" - January 2014
"Scotland’s Mogwai forges ahead on 'Rave Tapes'" - January 2014
"The late Jason Molina's full-band breakthrough still 'Electric'" - November 2013
"‘Memorial,’ the latest from Midwestern heavies Russian Circles" - October 2013
"D.C.'s Dismemberment Plan gets back together, with mixed results" - October 2013
"Progressive indie-rockers Polvo journey to ‘Siberia’" - October 2013
"‘Deserve’ by B.C.’s Weed a high-grade debut" - September 2013
"Album review: True Widow, 'Circumambulation'" - July 2013
"Album review: Jimmy Eat World, 'Damage'" - June 2013
"Album review: Roomrunner, 'Ideal Cities'" - May 2013

Concert reviews:

"Capitol Hill Block Party highlights local bands, reflects tumultuous times" - July 2016
"Sasquatch! wrap: The Cure delivers, Tacocat schools a stagehand and more" - May 2016
"Smashing Pumpkins glow at the start, then flicker" - March 2016
"Briana Marela album release surprisingly low-key" - August 2015
"Exhausted but unfazed, Perfect Pussy takes Seattle" - March 2014
"Good music, bad vibes at Sun Kil Moon show" - February 2014
"Hardcore hopefuls Touché Amoré rage at Neumos" - February 2014
"Punk professionals Obits and Survival Knife rock Neumos" - November 2013
"Phantogram brings the crowd, Cymbals Eat Guitars the rock as Barsuk fest keeps rolling" - November 2013
"Death Cab For Cutie turns back the clock as Barsuk’s 15th gets underway" - November 2013
"Haim and Seattle love at first sight" - October 2013
"Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin at Neumos a sort of homecoming" - September 2013
"My Bloody Valentine bloodies ears at Showbox SoDo" - August 2013
"Sebadoh makes a bumpy landing at Barboza" - August 2013
"Concert review: Jimmy Eat World" - July 2013
"Concert review: They Might Be Giants" - June 2013
"Concert review: Foals" - June 2013
"Refused accepted with enthusiasm at Showbox SoDo" - August 2012
"Reunited Codeine more vital with age" - July 2012

Short-form previews:

"Smashing Pumpkins are on a roll again" - March 2016
"Murder City Devils back together and home" - August 2014
"Tera Melos' math rock not by numbers" - May 2014
"Northwest ex-pats Gun Outfit steady their aim" - April 2014
"Portland's Mark McGuire a most valuable player" - April 2014
"Dead Meadow, masters of the vibe" - April 2014
"The War on Drugs' retro-futurist rock" - March 2014
"Flavor Crystals’ long-form atmospherics at Chop Suey" - March 2014
"Purling Hiss’ psych-punk, Neighbors’ indie rock at The Sunset" - March 2014
"This Will Destroy You's doomsday post-rock at Barboza" - March 2014
"A Q&A with Sun Kil Moon songsmith Mark Kozelek" - February 2014
"Conscious punks Propagandhi shred Seattle" - February 2014
"Seattle's Spits and Wimps keep it short, snotty" - January 2014
"Art-punk pioneers Pere Ubu at Neumos" - December 2013
"Noveller's game of drones at The Vera Project" - December 2013
"Veteran heavyweights High On Fire at El Corazon" - December 2013
"Pop eccentrics The Dismemberment Plan at The Neptune" - December 2013
"New York's Helmet chugs along" - November 2013
"Three decades in, Meat Puppets still cooking" - November 2013
"For Portland's Tragedy, crust never sleeps" - November 2013
"For California's prolific Thee Oh Sees, everything old is new" - October 2013
"Concept-rocking Canucks F—ed Up unprintable, unstoppable" - October 2013
"A band on a mission, London’s Savages play Neumos Monday" - September 2013
"Enigmatic Godspeed You! Black Emperor headlines Showbox SoDo" - September 2013
"Desert-dwellers Destruction Unit to run riot at Barboza" - August 2013
"Pinback's prog-pop mind-meld" - August 2013
"Reunited Waxwing to take flight Saturday at Vera Project" - August 2013
"Concert preview: Mice Parade" - June 2013


"'Nautty by nature: why prog-metal long-haulers Intronaut are among the only bands to open for Tool and not get booed" - July 2016
"Minutemen: hardcore Canucks Tunic’s set will be the best 20 minutes of Murfreesboro’s week" - July 2016
"Diarrhea Planet gets glossy, stays punk on new LP" - June 2016
"Bonnaroo 2016: A Festival of Jerseys" - June 2016
"Non-searchable Bonnaroo band names got you down? Here, let us Google them for you" - June 2016
"They Are Here: Savages dodge a sophomore slump and touch down at Exit/In" - feature, May 2016
"Revival Time: Psych-rock journeymen The Church bring The Blurred Crusade to Mercy Lounge " - feature, April 2016
"(Safe) space rock: Noisy rock, real talk from Bully's Chicago BFFs Fake Limbs" - feature, January 2016
"Bleed Glaswegian: Scottish road dogs We Were Promised Jetpacks touch down for one last small-venue stopover — so they hope" - feature, November 2015
"Why Does it Shake? The rapid rise of Americana Award-winning songsmith Shakey Graves" - feature, November 2015
"A new crop of indie rockers make Bonnaroo debuts" - festival preview, June 2015
"Critics' Picks: Cloud Nothings, The Sea and Cake" - short-form previews, October 2012
"Critics' Picks: Bottomless Pit, Mark Kozelek" - short-form previews, September 2012


Features, print:

"Aoife O'Donovan: One for the Road" - July/August 2013

Features, online:

"For Ellen Kempner's Palehound, A Rosy Future" - December 2013
"Dustin Wong: Pedalcore" - September 2013
"Jordan O'Jordan: The Sounds of Science" - May 2013
"Thalia Zedek's Sonic Truth" - April 2013
"Arbouretum? Join 'em" - December 2012
"Blake Schwarzenbach: Remembering to Forget" - November 2012
"Sam Prekop: Chicago Chiller" - October 2012

Album reviews, online:

"Back to Land," by Wooden Shjips - November 2013
"Adult Film," by Tim Kasher - October 2013


Long-form features:

"Meet Clarke and the Himselfs, the best-ever one-man band out of Boise" - February 2016
"Prairie boys make good: an interview with These Estates" - November 2014
"Revitalized Constantines' fire still burns" - September 2014
"Through the eyes of Silkworm, filmmaker Seth Pomeroy examines 1990s indie-rock" - October 2013
"LSD and the Search for God continues" - July 2013
"Cosying up to Seattle's Kinski" - April 2013

Local record reviews:

"Mr. S.'s Memory" CD, by The Palisades - July 2013
"Haunted" and "Amagosa" 7"s, by Happy Noose - June 2013
"Past/Future" 7", by Special Explosion - June 2013
"Level Trust" 7", by Cascadia - March 2013
"Live Leaves" 2xLP, by Unwound - January 2013
"Party Pictures" CD, by Pretty Old - January 2013
"Skateboarding Girl" 7", by Sick Sad World - January 2013
"Future You" LP, by Reverter - January 2013
"Romantic Feelings" CS, by Romantic Feelings - January 2013
"Police Teeth" LP, by Police Teeth - January 2013

Film reviews:

"The Complete History of Seattle" - June 2016


Neighborhood news stories:

"Punk gigs at the Narwhal? That's what's up" - January 2015
"Adult softballers find their fountain of youth at Cal Anderson" - March 2015
"Hope springs eternal: The maturing Seattle U. Redhawks begin the 2015 season Friday" - February 2015
"Local teenager finding her voice in the songwriting scene" - December 2014
"Capitol Hill receives arts district designation" - November 2014
"Get from point A to point B, Pronto" - October 2014
"Seattle's second I-502 pot shop open for business — for now" - October 2014


"Fremont's eclectic Daybreak Records opens for business" - September 2016


Music and news features:

"Seattle-bound Beijing bands reimagine rock for the Western world" - May 2015
"Viet Cong’s loaded band name a cautionary tale to indie artists" - March 2015
"Sub Pop's music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac" - October 2014


"Fall of Electricity springs forward on 'Infinite Sadness'" - song premiere, August 2014
"Big Country, 7/1 at El Corazon" - concert preview, June 2013


"KOZO: Allowed to be Loud" - music feature, May 2011
"Phantom City Records" - local business profile, December 2010