Photo Gallery: KEXP Old Home Favorites, Part One

photo by Charina Pitzel

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9th, KEXP leaves behind our old station at Dexter Avenue and Denny Way, moving into our New Home in Seattle Center. We asked our volunteer photographers to share some of their favorite shots of the old building. If a picture says a million words, then scroll through these photos to see the story of Dexter and Denny:

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields 3-20-2012 // photo by Renata Steiner

Jones Family Singers 4-28-2015 // photo by Alan Lawrence


“I think one of my favorite things about shooting there was that it was so intimate and challenging. Finding places to shoot group photos when it was dark/raining outside or trying to situate a large group of people in a tiny space while trying to add in a video crew and photographer. You really learned to become familiar with every bit of space in that studio. I also learned a lot about interacting with bands instead of just photographing them on stage.” — Lori Paulson

Shovels and Rope 8-2-2012 // photo by Lori Paulson

“Not crowded in here at all. Thank goodness for our friends, Bob and Weave.”
Lila Downs 4-27-2015 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Future Islands 8-5-2011 // photo by Victoria Holt

“Forget hot yoga; we’ve got hot playing.”
Vaadat Charigim 5-20-2015 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Kurt Vile 9-28-2011 // photo by Victoria Holt

The time I had a crazy idea and didn’t have to twist arms at all to get JC Brooks and his fantastic band to imitate the Japanese trend of taking photos like Dragonball Z. They were SO much fun, I love when I connect with a band and they’re totally up for anything when taking a portrait. — Morgen Schuler

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound 8-14-2013 // photo by Morgen Schuler

John of Deer Tick with KEXP DJ Greg Vandy 11-7-2011 // photo by Victoria Holt

“When the Dressing Room is also the Bathroom is also the Dressing Room.”
Samaris 4-7-2015 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Master Musicians of Bukkake 6-22-2013 // photo by Victoria Holt

Fu Manchu // photo by Niffer Calderwood

Bully 10-16-2015 // photo by Tori Dickson

DJ Kevin Cole interviewing Salad Boys 10-16-2015 // photo by Tori Dickson

The Americans 10-15-2015 // photo by Tori Dickson

Ghost Ease 10-7-2015 // photo by Tori Dickson

Summer Cannibals 10-3-2015 // photo by Tori Dickson

This was special because DJ Shannon and I share similar tastes in music, and I mentioned that I wished Lucy Rose was doing an in-studio…she said “hey, thanks for reminding me!” — by the next day she had reached out to Jim, and the in-studio was happening! It was last second and really great for me, because her first albums were so intimate, and seeing her at the KEXP was a perfect place to hear her music. Also, she had a single called “Bikes” so her and Shannon by the bike/motorcycle had to be done. –Bebe Labree Besch

Lucy Rose with KEXP DJ Shannon 4-5-2013 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

Beach Day 8-24-2014 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

Warm Soda 4-13-2013 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

The King Khan & BBQ Show 10-11-2014 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

Thurston Moore 10-5-2014 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

The Drums 10-9-2014 // photo by Bebe Labree Besch

When Bryan John Appleby performed on [Tom Mara’s] truck in the rain and cold for Bike to Work Day. While it’s not my favorite shot, he’s one of my favorite locals and stood on a truck cab to support KEXP. — Morgen Schuler

Bryan John Appleby 5-18-12 // photo by Morgen Schuler

Radical Face 10-21-13 // photo by Morgen Schuler

“Contemplating the loss of Willamette Dental photo ops forevermore.”
Eagulls 6-4-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Scott, editing in his hovel.”
Cayucas 6-19-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

The Dandy Warhols 6-21-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Band (Wampire) with Space Needle in further backdrop than we’ll have at the New Home.”
Wampire 8-16-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Jim, looking relaxed, with the Space Needle in the old parking lot.”
8-22-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“John, all geared up for biking home.”
8-22-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“John and Greg”
8-22-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Suggs, in his element.”
The Waterboys 10-11-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Steve Wickham (Waterboys, U2) busking by the back doors.”
The Waterboys 10-11-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Cheryl, Jim, and The Waterboys 10-11-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Matthew Caws’ guitar case and stars”
The Minor Alps 11-8-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Federico Aubele 10-26-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Janice and Mel and OMGJULIANAHATFIELD”
The Minor Alps 11-8-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

KEXP employees Janice, Mel, and Chilly 11-8-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Joe Henry 12-7-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

DJ Troy Nelson 12-7-2013 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Disappears 1-12-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Wolfgang, with unavoidable grin when assisting Troy.”
2-15-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

“Neil Finn, band, and Vall-E”
Neil Finn 3-30-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

KEXP Video Volunteer, Shelley 3-30-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Vall-E 3-30-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

KEXP employee Scott and Vall-E playing around 3-30-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

KEXP employee Jackson 3-30-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Ben Watt & Bernard Butler 7-21-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Ben Watt & DJ El Toro cross Dexter 7-21-2014 // photo by Charina Pitzel

Samaris 4-7-2015 // photo by Charina Pitzel

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