Author Archives: DJ El Toro

Live Video: Ben Watt with Bernard Butler at Pianos in the Park

Last July, Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl visited Seattle to promote his first solo album in 21 years, Hendra, and his second memoir, Romany and Tom. Not only did he graciously perform in the KEXP studios, he brought along a friend: guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede, Modest Mouse). After concluding a four-song set, WattRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Dust Moth – Casual Friends

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Holly Miranda – Mark My Words

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Jimmy Somerville – Freak

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Baby Dee – I Am A Stick

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Róisín Murphy – Gone Fishing

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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You Could Be the Official Marshal of Hood-to-Hood Day 2016

Anyone who makes a gift to KEXP before 6:00 p.m. as part of today’s One-Day Summer Drive gets to vote in the 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge. And no matter which Hood takes the prize this year, you could be a very special winner no matter where you live. Everyone who donates $100 or more willRead more…

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Happy Amplifiers Love Week!

Since last Friday, KEXP volunteers and staff have been calling members of the Amplifiers Monthly Giving Club to say “thank you” for powering great, commercial-free music on an ongoing basis. We’ve already called more than 3,000 Amplifier donors. But if you haven’t heard from us directly, please take a moment to view this video fromRead more…

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Why Do YOU Amplify KEXP?

Since its inception in 2010, more than 6,400 music lovers like you have elected to support KEXP as members of our Amplifiers Monthly Giving Club. Those ongoing monthly gifts enable us to abbreviate our Summer Fundraising Drive to a single day and play more music during the month of June. Hooray! In lieu of thatRead more…

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The 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Begins!

I hope you made it out to Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle last month. On Friday, May 29, more than 3,500 music lovers like you turned out to enjoy free performances by The Mountain Goats, Miami Horror, Hop Along, and Telekinesis, with a street fair and beer garden, plus evening showcases throughout the neighborhood.Read more…

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