Category: Music

STOMP, photo by Steve McNicholas

Stomp Clangs Its Way to Olympia

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS The international hit Stomp—which first hit the London stage in 1991 and has been playing on Broadway since 1994—is coming to Olympia...

Foghorn Stringband

Foghorn Stringband at NOVA School

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Foghorn Stringband has long been lauded as one of the main forces behind the Northwest revival of old-time music. These days, though, the...

St. John's Episcopal Church

Lessons and Carols at St. John’s Episcopal Church

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Music is part of the mission of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and the annual Service of Lessons and Carols is a shining example. The...

The Gravity Quartet

Excursions With The Gravity Quartet

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Local music scenes like Olympia’s can’t always support bands built on classical influences. From a purely economic standpoint,...

"The Bangles" at Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2015

Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS Art never dies–and nothing sticks to people more than the music they grew up with, no matter how good or bad it was. You can’t...

Bikini Kill in 1991

Dance, Dance, Revolution: Olympia Music History at the Washington State History Museum

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Washington State History Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Revolution You Can Dance To,” opens Sept. 10 in Tacoma. The exhibit...

Oh, Rose

From O. Rose to Oh, Rose

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Making the transition from singer-songwriter to a full band can be a challenge for some. For Olivia Rose, the decision to put down her...

A Classical Ear: Emerald City Music

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Music lovers can get an earful of classical music at Emerald City Music’s new series of chamber concerts, starting July 14 in Olympia....