Sounds by the Sound

Sounds by the Sound

2015 - 2016, Other
Seattle has a world-famous musical culture; highlighting bands with ties to the city.

Episode Guide

  • Sounds by the Sound - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Andy Harms catches up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; behind the scenes at their headlining show at Bumbershoot.

  • Sounds by the Sound - On Tour in Seattle (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    On Tour in Seattle

    Andy Harms speaks with bands on tour to get their thoughts on what Seattle means to them; Casey Veggies and Stanaj perform.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Music Mashups (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Music Mashups

    Andy Harms hunts for Seattle's best mashups; featuring Will Jordan, Andrew Joslyn, COSMOS and Paris Alexa.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Jimi Hendrix (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Jimi Hendrix

    Andy Harms explores the lasting influence of Jimi Hendrix; featuring sets from Jimmy James and Acapulco Lips.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Hidden Seattle (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Hidden Seattle

    Andy Harms celebrates the secret, under-the-radar spots in Seattle; performances from Colonies at a Belltown speakeasy and Lemolo at the hidden Louisa Boren.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Music Is More Than a Sound (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Music Is More Than a Sound

    A look at artists who incorporate visuals and electronic elements into their sets; featuring Vox Mod and Neu Yeuth.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Seattle: A Literary City (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Seattle: A Literary City

    Andy explores Seattle's rich literary traditions through a music lens; My Cartoon Heart performs at University of Washington's Suzzallo Library; Nate Sky performs at Fantagraphics Books.

  • Sounds by the Sound - The Great Outdoors (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Great Outdoors

    An in-depth look at how the vast outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest have influenced the sounds from Seattle; sets from Scarlet Parke and Dex Amora.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Seattle After Dark Part 2 (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Seattle After Dark Part 2

    Andy barhops through the Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods; Naked Giants perform at the Showbox.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Seattle After Dark Part 1 (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Seattle After Dark Part 1

    Andy Harms goes on a late night adventure through Seattle's nightlife starting in the Capitol Hill and Belltown neighborhoods; guests Sam Lachow and Jonah Bergman.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Rooftops (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:


    Andy Harms explores the amazing views from Seattle's rooftops; Nyoka performs at the Thompson hotel; My Goodness performs at Mezcaleria Oaxaca.

  • Sounds by the Sound - DJ (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    Andy Harms goes into Seattle's rich DJ history with Wesley Holmes performing at Kerry Park and DJ Altesse spinning amongst the art at the Olympic Sculpture.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Pike Place Market (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Pike Place Market

    Andy Harms celebrates the tradition of new musicians performing by the Pike Place Market; featuring Romaro Franceswa and Killer Ghost.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Offbeat (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:


    Andy Harms, The Fame Riot and Pillar Point find the fun, oddball spots around Seattle.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Natural Sounds (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Natural Sounds

    Andy Harms, Visceral Candy and Raz Simone tour the parks and natural reserves in and around Seattle.

  • Sounds by the Sound - On the Water (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    On the Water

    Andy Harms explores the waterfront, islands and beaches among Seattle's landscape; guests Dave B and Fauna Shade.

  • Sounds by the Sound - KEXP: A Seattle Icon (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    KEXP: A Seattle Icon

  • Sounds by the Sound - More Than Macklemore (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    More Than Macklemore

    Andy Harms helps to prove that there's a lot more to Seattle hip-hop than just Macklemore; exclusive performances by Bryn King and Champagne Champagne.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Game On: Sports in Seattle (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Game On: Sports in Seattle

    A look at Seattle's many sports teams and events, including the Sounders and the Mariners; performances by electronic musician Robert DeLong and indie rock band The Hollers.

  • Sounds by the Sound - That Seattle Style (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    That Seattle Style

    Andy Harms explores Seattle's fashion shops to uncover how music has influenced local and global style (and vice-versa); sets by rock band MASZER; pop-rap artist Ryan Caraveo.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Higher Learning (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Higher Learning

    An in-depth look at the city's diverse educational options; exclusive performances by electronic artist Manatee Commune at the University of Washington; dark pop masters Crater at a Seattle trapeze school.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Pacific Rim (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Pacific Rim

    Andy explores the influence Seattle's Asian and Pacific Islander communities have had on the city; exclusive sets from rock band Tangerine; hip-hop artists Khingz and Massiah.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Seattle's Hollywood Connection (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Seattle's Hollywood Connection

    Exploring locations in Seattle made famous by Hollywood in TV & film; performances by Iska Dhaaf at Twede's Café (seen in Twin Peaks) and Ravenna Woods at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian theatre.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Beyond Grunge (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Beyond Grunge

    A tribute to Seattle's modern music scene -- a mix of hip-hop, soul, R&B and EDM; performances by Allen Stone and Sol.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Labeled in Seattle (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Labeled in Seattle

    Andy Harms visits record labels based in Seattle; exclusive performances by Tacocat and Hibou.

  • Sounds by the Sound - The Collision of Music and Tech (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Collision of Music and Tech

    The relationship between technology and music; Spekulation performs; Will Jordan performs; an interview with composer Andy Rohrmann.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Women Who Rock (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Women Who Rock

    Seattle's history of supporting talented female artists; Katie Kate at the Seattle Art Museum; Shaprece at The Great Wheel.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Food, Drink and Music: The Heart of Seattle (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Food, Drink and Music: The Heart of Seattle

    Andy Harms enjoys Seattle's food and music; performances by Maiah Manser and Ever So Android; interview with president of Washington State Bartender's Guild Andrew Friedman.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Historic Music Venues (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Historic Music Venues

    Andy Harms checks out Seattle's impressive live music scene and chronicles the histories of local concert venues; featuring performances by Clemm Rishad and The Young Evils; exclusive interview with Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Where Music Is Made (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Where Music Is Made

    Andy Harms tours diverse recording studios in Seattle; an interview with Bob Lovelace from the Seattle Drum School; Jeff Angell, Ayron Jones and the Way perform.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Breaking Young Talent (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Breaking Young Talent

    Andy Harms explores Seattle's legacy of launching young musicians and its innovative music programs; The Pink Slips and Caspian perform.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Best of the Sounds (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Best of the Sounds

    Some of season one's best performances and locations; hosted by Andy Harms.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Kerry Park (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Kerry Park

    Andy reveals the natural beauty of Seattle as Rocky Votoloto plays acoustically from a row boat in the middle of Lake Washington.

  • Sounds by the Sound - SEATAC (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Seattle duo, Sisters, play the artist loft at the Hotel Max; Bread and Butter perform on the Motif Seattle's rooftop; interview with famed Seattle music photographer, Charles Peterson.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Under the I-5 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Under the I-5

    Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson performs; Andy Harms checks out underground Seattle while the Black Whales hold court at Lake Union's historic Gas Works Park.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Space Needle (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Space Needle

    Brothers From Another performs at the Space Needle; Jason Emmons is at the Nirvana Exhibit at EMP Museum.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Bumbershoot (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Inside the massive Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival; The Grizzled Mighty perform at Pier 62 on the Seattle Waterfront.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Union Stables (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Union Stables

    Naomi Wachira plays at the Space Needle; Andy Harms explores a unique exhibit showcasing Seattle's vast art community at Union Stables; Fly Moon Royalty performs.

  • Sounds by the Sound - Chihuly Garden and Grass (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Chihuly Garden and Grass

    Indie pop band Hey Marseilles plays Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass; Andy Harms gets new ink in Georgetown.

  • Sounds by the Sound - CenturyLink Field (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    CenturyLink Field

    Performances by The Flavr Blue at Century Link Field, Porter Ray at Silver Cloud Hotel, and host Andy Harms catches up with Seahawks DJ DV One.