Naomi Wachira’s New Album Does Seattle Proud.

If you follow Seattle’s thriving music scene, chances are you already know this name. And if you don’t, well, you really should. Though Kenyan-born Naomi Wachira has already made some major waves around the Pacific Northwest (Seattle Weekly coined her the city’s “Best Folk Singer” last year), it seems just a matter of time before this soulful talent is truly discovered.

Even the Sun Will Burn at Neumos

Iska DhaafWho: Inspired by Sufi poetry, expanding the idea of limitations, and an obsession with the preoccupation of writing, Iska Dhaaf duo Benjamin Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga have been tirelessly creating inspiring tracks for the release of their debut album Even the Sun Will Burn, and have emerged as the IT band to discover in Seattle in 2014. Iska Dhaaf (loosely translated from the Somali words for Let it Go, which Verdoes speaks fluently) is a merging of two distinct characters, with Quiroga on

A Taste of Iceland brings delicious flavors and beautiful sounds.

The distance may be great between the two, yet the vibes of Seattle and Iceland might not be too far off the mark. (Think innovative cuisine and a thriving arts scene in both locales.) Check it out for yourself; from October 10 through 13, A Taste of Iceland comes here to transport Seattleites to the exotic, Nordic island.

The rising indie-pop duo talks MySpace, fate and Justin Beiber.

It was just an average Thursday night on Capitol Hill for Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly, also known as rising star indie darling He Is We. The duo joined me on the dimly-lit upper level of Neumo’s, where, later that evening, they headlined the second concert in the Verizon Wireless Coffee Shop Series, with acoustic accompaniment from fellow Seattleites, The Scene Aesthetic.

Capitol Hill’s annual celebration of beats, bass and scratches set to kick off tonight.

Since its inauguration in 2003, the annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media has hosted more than 700 musicians and performers in some of Seattle’s best-known venues. This year’s five-day, 31-show extravaganza promises to be a truly eclectic event.