I’ve been in the music business in one form or another for ten years, working as everything from a booking agent for local bands to a ticket taker at the Showbox, but I’m definitely happiest now in my role as the host of KEXP’s Heavy Metal Show, Seek & Destroy. I have a distinct proclivity for the noisier end of the sonic spectrum; blowing my hearing with harder rock, metal, and punk is apparently what I was destined to do. That said, I also have a deep affection for this area’s fertile alt-country community, and can appreciate insightful singer-songwriters as much as the next sensitive gal. Furthermore, anyone unaware that the hip hop scene here is a growing force to be reckoned with simply isn’t paying attention (and more importantly, is missing out). There’s much to love on the local level.