Author Archives: Bella Pham

Live Video: METZ

After their blazing performance in the KEXP studio, DJ Troy Nelson quips, “Is the room still intact?” We’re not sure about that, but now we do know that METZ is in all caps for a reason. Known for a ferocious, raw energy that funnels directly into their terrifyingly primal performances, METZ does not mess around. There’s no fuss. ThisRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Director Penelope Spheeris at SIFF 9/18

SIFF is screening two of Penelope Spheeris’ directorial masterpieces, Decline of Western Civilization Part 1 and Wayne’s World on Friday, September 18th as part of their highly anticipated annual Women in Cinema showcase, which kicks off this week. The former is an intimate documentary that covers the late ’70s Los Angeles punk rock scene, and prominently features some of our favorites — AliceRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Little Big Show #13 with Neon Indian, Aqueduct, Explorer Tapes

This Friday, September 18th, KEXP is partnering with Starbucks and STG for Little Big Show #13 at the Neptune Theatre, featuring Neon Indian, Aqueduct, and Explorer Tapes!  Little Big Show has raised over $100,000 for non-profits since its inception in 2012. This time round, all proceeds will go to NW Tap Connection — an organization whose mission is to train, inspire, and nurtureRead more…

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Live Video: SOAK

Unlike a lot of teenagers out there, 19-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson, a.k.a. SOAK, seems to handle success with a modest and casual confidence. Her career has taken off rather quickly, from writing songs in the basement of her home in Derry, Northern Ireland, to flying from country to country performing at music festivals, including Glastonbury just last June. Her success isn’t hard toRead more…

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Live Video: Noah Gundersen

Having played a benefit at the Tractor Tavern for KEXP’s New Home campaign earlier this year, Noah Gundersen returns to KEXP play his beautifully melancholy songs for us in-studio and live streamed the entire performance online. The 26-year-old singer/songwriter, originally from Olympia, Washington, has gained quite a passionate fan following in recent years, especially  with his 2014Read more…

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Live Video: Lower Dens

Live in the KEXP studio, Lower Dens presents us with a sound that we didn’t know we’ve been waiting for, half-nostalgic, half refreshing. Formed in Baltimore in 2010, Lower Dens is comprised of Jana Hunter, Geoff Graham, Nate Nelson, and Walker Trent. Their audacious third album, Escape From Evil, released just last spring on Ribbon Music,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Human Highway at Northwest Film Forum 9/4 – 9/6

Filmed in the 1970s, premiered in select theaters in 1982, and now recut and travelling the festival circuit in 2015, Human Highway is widely regarded as one of the strangest, head-scratching films ever created. And now it’s come to the Pacific Northwest – this weekend, September 4th through 6th, Northwest Film Forum is screening the director’s cut of HumanRead more…

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Live Video: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba are set on changing the way we think about world music. Pushing the limits of traditional West African instruments themselves to embrace western styles and a more versatile melodic range, Bassekou Kouyate is proud of the modern innovations he’s made with the ngoni, a traditional stringed instrument, and rightly so. For generationsRead more…

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Video Roundup: 80’s Ladies

Time to break out the AquaNet, blue eyeshadow, and leg warmers. Today, we take a trip back in time on KEXP. From 6AM to 6PM, DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole celebrate ’80s Ladies Night, a benefit for KEXP’s New Home, with 12 hours of music solely from the ’80s. Although the show tonightRead more…

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Live Video: Tamaryn

If Tamaryn could be described by any one word, it would have to be “versatile”. The New Zealand-born, current New York resident has been all over the map, collaborating with numerous artists on various projects – Dum Dum Girls, Bret Easton Ellis, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, to name a few. But now Tamaryn is stepping it up with an ambitiousRead more…

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