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About Alexa Peters

Alexa Peters is a freelance writer living in Seattle, WA. She has written about music, travel, and lifestyle for The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, No Depression, Paste, Seattle Magazine, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and Fretboard Journal. When she’s not writing, she likes crate-digging for vinyl, talking to dogs, and eating Thai food.

PLAYING SEATTLE: Parisalexa Lets Anger Burn Bright on New Single “Hothead”

(Photo by Victoria Holt) On Feb. 4, Seattle singer-songwriter-producer Parisalexa dropped a blistering new single, “Hothead.” The track, both defiantly relevant and subtly creative, takes the confidence Parisalexa had on display with her last two releases to new heights. “Hothead” is perhaps one of Parisalexa’s most straight-forward pop releases. Rihanna and Ariana Grande [...]

By |2019-02-08T21:35:48-04:00February 8th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Seattle|

PLAYING SEATTLE: Three Eclectic Releases for the New Year

For me, the new year signals a time to refresh, and that also goes for my music collection. This is when I dig through Bandcamp, attend shows with bands I've never heard of on the bill, and get recommendations from friends in the know. Here are three off-the-beaten path local releases I've discovered in the [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:31:31-04:00January 18th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Seattle|

PLAYING SEATTLE: 10 Underground Gems of 2018

Seattle rock outfit Thunderpussy during a typically raucous performance. Photo by Victoria Holt, c 2018. As much as 2018 was a good year for Seattle's established music names - shout-out to Brandi Carlile for "By The Way, I Forgive You" and its six (!) Grammy nominations - it's been surprisingly phenomenal for fresh [...]

By |2018-12-15T17:13:05-04:00December 14th, 2018|COLUMNS, Playing Seattle|

PLAYING SEATTLE: Preserving Seattle’s Music Scene in a Transforming City

The music scene in Seattle and the surrounding Pacific Northwest area birthed Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Heart, Steve Miller Band, Ernestine Anderson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Death Cab for Cutie, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, and so many more artists that have shaped popular music history. Still, if you’re not from the Pacific Northwest, [...]

By |2018-11-16T16:03:37-04:00November 16th, 2018|COLUMNS, Playing Seattle|

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