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Local Artist Spotlight: SassyBlack

Catch Sassyblack at our GAYEXP event on June 23 in the KEXP Gathering Space.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Sashay

Catch hardcore punks Sashay at our GAYEXP event in the KEXP Gathering Space on June 23 with Guayaba, SassyBlack, and more. Tickets available now.


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Local Artist Spotlight: DJ NHK Guy

In our final Local Artist Spotlight leading up to Upstream Music Festival + Summit, DJ NHK Guy offers a short interview and an original mix. Catch him at Upstream on Sunday, June 3rd at 8:00pm.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Whitney Ballen

The Issaquah singer/songwriter vacillates between squall and sparsity in her detailed and heartbreaking work. Ahead of her Upstream Music Fest performance on Sunday, June 3rd, we take a look at singular and emotive work.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Bujemane

In advance of his performance at Upstream Music Festival on Saturday, June 2nd, we reached out to the Tacoma artist about some of his favorite songs he's recorded.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Kung Foo Grip

Seattle's rising hip-hop stars Kung Foo Grip recently released 2KFG, their best album yet, and are scheduled to play Upstream Music Fest on Sunday, June 3rd. We reached out to them to chat about 2KFG collaborator Keyboard Kid, performing live, and video games.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Micaiah Sawyer

This year's Sound Off! winner has a singing and songwriting voice that can turn deep-seated emotions into whirlwinds. We talk to her about Sound Off!, songwriting, and her Upstream Music Fest performance Saturday, June 2nd at 9pm


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Local Artist Spotlight: Special Explosion

The most recent album from the one-time Sound Off! competitors is a lush, emotional journey of dissolving relationships and the lingering depression that comes from it. If you're looking for a cathartic cry with your festival experience, be sure to catch their performance on June 2nd.


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Local Artist Spotlight: So Pitted

The Seattle punk band's industrial-strength pummel in a live setting is conductive to being punched in the stomach. We conduct a short interview with frontman Nathan Rodriguez in advance of their Upstream Music Fest performance on June 1st.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Lusine

Along with more than 200 other acts, Lusine's singular brand of electronic music is coming to Upstream Music Fest on June 1-3. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we highlight what might be the best album of Jeff McIlwain's nearly two-decade-long career.


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Local Artist Spotlight: Tacocat

Few bands make the hell that is sometimes other people sound as fun as Tacocat. Leading up to their Upstream Music Fest performance, the band reflects on some of their favorite songs from their catalog.


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