Artist Home Premiere: Benevolent Transformer EP by Wes Speight

Over the last eight years or so, Seattle-based singer-songwriter Wes Speight’s recorded a catalog of songs that draw from mainstream rock, piano balladry, and an Americana tinge that reflects his Tennessee roots. All of that’s on display in Benevolent Transformer, his newest EP, and we’re proud to premiere it here at Artist Home. <a href=”http://wesspeight.bandcamp.com/album/benevolent-transformer-2″>Benevolent…

Dirty Dirty Delivers on Anxious Electric Auto Erupt

Long before the term was lazily slapped on every mainstream rock band that dressed like loggers in the halcyon days of the 1990s, grunge meant something very different. The grunge bands of the late ‘80s—Green River, Mudhoney, Sub-Pop era Soundgarden and Nirvana, and lesser-knowns like Gruntruck and the U-Men—cranked out a bastard weld of metal,…

Three Favorite Black PNW Artists: Representing Pop Music’s Continuum as Juneteenth Wanes

<a href=”http://itsguayaba.bandcamp.com/album/guayaba-presents-fantasmagor-a”>Guayaba Presents: Fantasmagoría by Guayaba</a> It’s late on Juneteenth, and Bandcamp is offering a new angle to their now-regular giving back to the community ’til midnight tonight. Today, the website’s donating its share of proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Even better, a ton of artists and labels are getting in on the…

No Man’s Band: Q&A with SIASE organizer Lori Goldston

When it became clear that COVID would economically devastate independent artists in Seattle, a city where artists where already struggling to make ends meet pre-pandemic, several local independent artists formed Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort (SIASE). Formed just last month, SIASE is an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of independent artists in the…