Acting in a feature film reaffirmed Tomo Nakayama’s commitment to music. Now he’s steering away from the chamber-pop grandeur of his beloved band Grand Hallway and toward a closer connection to his songs and his audience.
Seattle rapper Sol released a Billboard-charting album and then abruptly left the country for ten months. Now he's back with a new EP, and he's preparing to play Showbox at the Market next week. City Arts finds out why he left, and how he's different.
On the eve of a four-day, cross-town concert celebration, the Seattle record label behind bands like The Long Winters and Death Cab For Cutie reminisces on 15 years of handmade CDs, Sub Pop's giant shadow and more.