Night after night, year after year, Seattle is one of the most thrilling music cities in the world. Outsiders look to our corner of the continent for sounds they can’t find anywhere else—and we give them what they want. Our ecosystem of small clubs and eager audiences never stops cultivating great new bands. Like the 10 in this list. They comprise the current heartbeat of Seattle, as identified by more than 50 music industry people from all over the Puget Sound.