Author Archives: Anna McClain

Bumbershoot Begins!

As the first day of Bumbershoot Music Festival kicks off, KEXP is busy preparing for our live broadcast from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge! Starting at noon you can hear performances from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, ZZ Ward, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Gary Numan and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Didn’t get aRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Along with a delightfully handwritten note detailing her intentions in creating her upcoming album, Glasser (Cameron Mesirow) released a new track, “Shape,” as a prelude to the album which is due out in October. Cameron writes, “I have been thinking about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries but also inner mental space...I thought about architecture,Read more...

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This Friday: Concerts at the Mural Decibel Festival Night with Lusine, Natasha Kmeto, and Vox Mod

KEXP and Seattle Center present the final night in this year’s series of Concerts at the Mural of 2013 this Friday with a special Decibel Festival lineup! This free show at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater will feature some of the awesome talent at this year’s Decibel Festival. Lusine, Natasha Kmeto and Vox Mod will eachRead more...

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Song of the Day: My Goodness - Back Again

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Back Again” by My Goodness from theRead more...

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Photos: Concerts at the Mural with Mudhoney, The Grizzled Mighty and Dude York

Nearly 25 years after influential Seattle grunge band Mudhoney released their debut album on Sub Pop Records, the group rounded out their hometown tour during a busy year-- releasing their 9th album, playing on top of the Space Needle and at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee along with a slew of international events-- by headlining lastRead more...

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Live Video: Future Bible Heroes

Fearlessly dabbling in the gaudy with their electro pop sound, Future Bible Heroes began as a project of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt and DJ Christopher Ewen, but gradually evolved into a substantial group of talented musicians. Eleven years after the release of their sophomore album, Eternal Youth, Future Bible Heroes are back with Partygoing. Maybe it takes aRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Moondoggies - One More Chance

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “One More Chance” byRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Known for her lo-fi electro-opera stylings, Wisconsin’s Zola Jesus (a.k.a. Nika Danilova) switches things up on her upcoming album, Versions. The project, a collaboration with Foetus’ J.G. Thirlwell, will disassemble Danilova’s previous work, rebuilding the tracks into string arrangements. Listen to the single new track on the album, “Fall Back,” where Zola Jesus tries popRead more...

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Photos: Concerts at the Mural with Cloud Cult, Deep Sea Diver & Chastity Belt

The sun came out last Friday to set the perfect scene for KEXP and Seattle Center’s second in the Concerts at the Mural series. With only the Space Needle and sun overhead, fans came out to see Minneapolis’ earth friendly indie rock band Cloud Cult headline the concert. The KEXP favorites took the stage followingRead more...

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Thursday Music News

North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers have stayed busy since the release of their last album, The Carpenter, 11 months ago. The band is working on their next full length album, Magpie and the Dandelion, due out on October 15th. Listen to the catchy first single, “Another Is Waiting,” a track indicative of a promising newRead more...

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