Puget Sound inspired new music by Neko Case
Neko Case is out with her 7th solo album today, the latest milestone in a career that's spanned more than two decades.
Band named 'Thunderpussy' battles Supreme Court over name
The band is called Thunderpussy. “I always remember my Mom going, ‘Oh Mol, couldn’t you think of something better?’” said singer Molly Sides.
Have you heard the new Stephen Malkmus album?
If you were into indie rock in the '90s, you might be familiar with a band called Pavement. Jerad Walker of OPB music reminded us that Pavement was led...
One of the best new songs from Portland you haven’t heard yet
The complex and ever-changing time signatures of Sama Dams' new song “Pockets” almost feels more appropriate for a jazz trio. “But it’s still pop [music...
Nooksack Tribe kicks out family of 300 — again
The Nooksack Tribe in northwestern Washington is on the path to having a legal government again after it held a council election over the weekend. That...
This band will make you want to roadtrip to Canada
Each Friday, Morning Edition host Emily Fox checks in on new music in the Pacific Northwest. This week she talks with Grant Lawrence, host and producer...
Seattle musician tells his story of childhood sexual assault through music
Ben Doerr is a sailboat charter captain by summer and a songwriter in Seattle’s cold and rainy months as leader of the band St. Paul de Vence. “I write...
I watched 132 videos to find the best local bands in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest
It’s time to throw away the objective journalist hat for a moment and put on my completely-biased, music-loving shoes, because the submissions are in...
The chameleon sounds of Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra
KUOW’s Morning Edition host, Emily Fox has been taking time on Fridays to check in on music coming out of the Pacific Northwest. This week she spoke...
Check out these emerging PNW bands (even if they are Canadian)
The CBC has been in search of Canada's best undiscovered musical talent, so they held their annual Searchlight contest. Artists submit their music and...