Author Archives: Cierra Fraser

Song of the Day: Chemtrails – Deranged

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Deranged” from Chemtrails off their new EP,Read more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 2: Polyrhythmics

With eight members, it’s no surprise that the afro-funk of Seattle’s own Polyrhythmics packs a mean punch of energy. Beyond the vibrant wall of sound that struck audience members of our Occidental Park at Upstream, festival-goers were also hit with a massive dose of sheer joy. The highly-danceable sounds of this energetic collection of musicians was met with anRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 1: Bread & Butter

One surefire way to break through the gloomy weather of Seattle is with some sunny rock and roll. Lucky for us and all those at our Occidental Stage yesterday, local the Killroom Records power-pop rockers Bread and Butter came to the rescue! The rain that struck Upstream was long-forgotten once their feel-good, fun-loving sounds struckRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 1: Poliça

It is likely safe to say that the Fuel Sports Beer Garden has never been fueled with more grooviness than when Poliça took the stage for Upstream on Thursday night. The Minneapolis electro-pop group has their sound and aesthetic on complete lock. Their sleek, contemporary looks are in total unison with the slinky sounds that theyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Benjamin Booker – Witness (ft. Mavis Staples)

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Witness” by Benjamin Booker, and featuring MavisRead more…

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