Author Archives: Dillon Sturtevant

Live Video: Walking Papers

Seattle super-group Walking Papers played a killer session in the KEXP studio for Audioasis, where they shared three songs off their Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam)-produced self-titled debut from October last year, released on Sunyata Records. Such an assured sound from a band that just released a debut album is no surprise when you considerRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Her Aim Is True Benefit Show @ Hwy 99 on 2/17

At the Highway 99 Blues Club on February 17 legends of the Northwest garage rock like Merrilee Rush, Buck Ormsby (The Wailers), Mark Whitman, The Daily Flash and many more will come together to play a special benefit show for her aim is true — the film documenting the life and work of pioneering rockRead more…

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Live Video: Vox Mod

Seattle-based musician and producer Scot Porter makes beautifully layered electronic music under the name Vox Mod. Recently, he stopped by to perform live in the KEXP studio for Audioasis — and it’s good the cameras were on him because Porter also creates wonderfully strange animations, which are almost as integral to the experience as theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Desaparecidos, who released their first new pair of songs last years since their one and only album in 2002, have followed up with a new pair of songs today. The new tracks from Conor Oberst and co. are “Anonymous” and “The Left is Right”, and they tackle the obvious political associations with their names —Read more…

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Live Video: Calexico

Since the 90s, Joey Burns and John Convertino have been not only working as performers and even producers hire for many indie acts across the country but on their own have crafted albums and soundtracks of a particular blend of Southwestern American and Latin-infused folk as Calexico. The name comes from the aptly named borderRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

The 2013 Sasquatch! lineup is here! The annual music festival at the Gorge Ampitheater in George, WA has an incredible bill featuring headliners like Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, the Postal Service, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. But many of the real knockouts are a bit lower down the list — Father JohnRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia

Join KEXP, CityArts, and Neumos in supporting the 8th edition of Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia — A Tribute to The Cure and Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . On February 9th at Neumos some of our favorite Seattle bands will be covering songs by The Cure. The lineup includesRead more…

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Photos: Audioasis Benefit Show at Sunset w/ Walking Papers, Wayfinders, and Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts

Thanks to everyone who came out for Saturday’s KEXP Audioasis benefit show at The Sunset with Walking Papers, Wayfinders, and Daniel G. Harmann and the Trouble Starts. The fantastic all-Seattle lineup played a packed sold-out show with proceeds benefiting Shunpike. The next Audioasis Benefit Show takes place on March 23 with guests to be announcedRead more…

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Live Video: Sidi Touré

The latest album from Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré, released in the US by Thrill Jockey, is called Koïma, named for a dune near his home city of Gao. “Koïma” can be translated to mean “go hear”, and the dune, which sits at the edge of the Niger River, is said to be aRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Yo La Tengo have premiered a new video for their song “I’ll Be Around” (which, by the way, is their first new video in 16 years), and it features Mac McCaughn, founder of Superchunk and the Merge record label, singing the song and picking at a guitar in a woodsy field somewhere. The video isRead more…

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