photo by Kyle Johnson
In case you’ve forgotten, last week DJ Hannah Levin showcased pop bands New Faces and recent Hardly Art signees The Dutchess and the Duke. I know what you’re thinking —
How can I listen to those great live sets again? This sounds like a job for KEXP’s two-week Streaming Archive.
You can also check out the great photos of both sessions by Kyle Johnson.
This week, DJ Lisa Wood will be doing what KEXP DJs do best — mixing things up. Local hip-hop artist Grynch will start off the show (6PM), to be followed by Portland punk band My Life in Black and White (8PM). Everywhere in between Lisa will give you her personalized spin on the Northwest scene.
Ballard’s own Grynch just released the follow-up to his debut album, This Is What I Do. On My Second Wind, this 22-year old MC raps with conviction and maturity above soulful beats, proving that in over ten years of writing rhymes he hasn’t wasted a moment. Between albums, Grynch toured with some of the best regional hip-hop artists and released two mixtapes, available here.
Considering The Pogues and Rancid among their influences, the next band, My Life in Black and White, add slivers of country twang to otherwise raw punk rock. Led by founder and angst-ridden vocalist Dylan Summers, the band is touring pretty heavily through Oregon and Washington over the next couple months en route to the release of their third studio album. If you like some doom with your toe tapping, don’t miss this fiery quintet, and be sure to come back next week for another round of local goodies.