While Seattle was once known as the grunge capital of the world, over the years it has also become a popular place to visit for its more diverse taste in music. Bars and pubs throughout the Seattle area continue to feature live music that consists of swing, rockabilly, rock, punk, country, rap and many more genres. Seattle dance clubs focus on a mix of house music, electronica, top 40 and pop. To stay up to date on the Seattle music scene, follow any of these music connoisseurs on Twitter for the latest in music-related news.
Seattle Weekly Reverb Blog
Seattle Weekly’s Reverb Blog provides a vast mix of music news, breaking news, concert event announcements, music reviews and more. Several writers contribute to the blog including Seattle’s own Duff McKagan (www.twitter.com/DuffMcKagan), who is better known as the bassist for rock bands such as Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. McKagan resides in the Seattle area and writes for the Reverb blog weekly, contributing his insight and relative news announcements regarding the Seattle music scene.
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Northwest Music Scene
The Northwest Music Scene is a site dedicated to providing the most up to date news on music and music-related events, artists, new musical albums and more. Contributors of the site provide daily updates with breaking news posts, articles, interviews and music reviews. The Northwest Music Scene is a long time connoisseur of rock music and Seattle’s grunge era, and consistently shares relevant music information including little facts and trivia about various Seattle-based bands.
The Stranger’s Music Blog
The Stranger is a popular Seattle newspaper that produces a number of entertainment-related columns and blogs, including the Seattle music blog Line Out. Followers will find a variety of posts dedicated solely to local Seattle music, the city’s nightlife, as well as music-related shows and events, album and concert reviews, ticket sale announcements and music suggestions. Regular writing contributors include Megan Seling, Dave Segal, Mike Nipper, Charles Mudede and Kevin Diers.
Andrew Matson currently writes for The Seattle Times blog, Matson on Music, which provides readers with album opinions and analysis, music news, and concert and event reviews. Matson is a former contributor of another Seattle publication as well, The Stranger, where he too wrote for the music blog. Matson provides a clear and concise opinion of various genres of music and followers will appreciate his honesty, which is refreshing but still respectful to the artists he is writing about.
As part of the CBS Corporation, CBS Radio has listeners in more than 25 influential markets and on over 125 radio stations nationwide. As a whole, CBS Radio strives to bring each individual market the best in news coverage, music and entertainment-related talk. For Seattle, CBS affiliate radio stations include the ever popular classic rock station of KZOK at 102.5 FM, country music via the hit station KMPS at 94.1 FM, KJAQ’s adult and classic hits at 96.5 FM and KFNQ at 1090 AM, which is a mix of sports, politics and progressive news talk.
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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.