James Whetzel, in front of the International Fountain at the Seattle Center; he’s responsible for the fountain’s playlist

A local landmark comes alive thanks to its own DJ

Coathangers performing at Fisherman's Village Music Festival in Everett

The beer was cold (and cheap!), the bands were hot and other highlights from Everett’s annual music festival

A secret room in The Showbox is a time capsule of the city’s rock history

A secret room in The Showbox is a time capsule of the city’s rock history

For one weekend each January, Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival makes the mountains sing

The Seattle Slack Key Festival celebrates 10 years of bringing the sound of Hawaii to Seattle

Seattle magazine editors and writers chose their favorite Sub Pop tracks for this playlist celebrating the legendary record label's 30th anniversary

How Sub Pop, a scrappy independent record label with the slogan ‘Going Out of Business Since 1988’ established the ‘Seattle sound,’ weathered the volatile music business and continues to make its mark on the city--30 years and counting

Founded on April Fools’ Day, Sub Pop has taken the date to heart, pulling notorious pranks over the years. Here are a few classic examples

A highly abridged version of the label’s notable cultural contributions

Bone up on your Sub Pop history with this tour of the city’s label-affiliated sights