Author Archives: Chase Martin

Song of the Day: When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Pitchfork Festival 2011 Dates Announced

The independently-run Pitchfork Festival announced the dates for this years events today. The three day festival will take place July 15-17 at Chicago’s Union Park. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday March 4, 2011. The three day pass will run at $110, while single day tickets will cost $45. Keep an eye on theRead more…

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KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Hosts Very First Showcase!

This past Saturday, February 19, KEXP’s metal show Seek & Destroy took over the Sunset Tavern here in Seattle. Aside from a loyal flock of headbangers, hosts Hannah Levin and Tanner Ellison brought destruction with local act The Absolute Monarchs!, Argonaut and Red Fang. Hailed as a band to watch by Seattle Weekly, The AbsoluteRead more…

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The Fluid’s Rick Kulwicki Passes

We at KEXP are sad to inform you that punk guitarist and indie-trailblazer Rick Kulwicki has died. The 49 year-old single father passed away at his home in Denver. While cause of death is not 100% confirmed, it appears to be natural causes. Rick is described by many of those who worked with him asRead more…

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Live Video: School of Seven Bells

Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis, better known as School of Seven Bells, stopped by to play a few tracks for live on KEXP recently. The band, hailed for their their lyrical-focused songwriting, performed a rare, stripped-down acoustic performance, thus leaving out the drum machines and pulsating rhythms found on their studio recordings. The end resultRead more…

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Live Video: Tennis

Sand and surf-friendly Tennis stopped by our station recently. Tennis is a new group on the indie scene. And like any good indie band, their origins are completely telling in their music. The idea of a band wasn’t fully realized, until after the Colorado-based couple went for an extended sailboat excursion along the East Coast.Read more…

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TV on the Radio Announce New Album

Brooklyn-based muses, TV on the Radio, have finally announced a follow-up to 2008’s critically acclaimed Dear Science. The new album is entitled Nine Types of Light, and is due out this spring on Interscope. No official word on a street date or single yet, but I’m to giddy about this to nitpick. The group haveRead more…

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Live Video: Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela dropped by last week and performed on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole. Vusi is a highly respected musician and public figure from the Mamelodi Towhship. Aside from his own music organization VMMDF, he works alongside OXFAM, The One Organization and The African Leadership Academy to promote the preservation of African culture. Vusi isRead more…

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