Author Archives: Dusty Henry

10 Local Bands to Check Out at Capitol Hill Block Party

Every year that Capitol Hill Block Party returns, I can’t wait to be uncomfortable with a bunch of sweaty people in the red-lit basement that is Cha Cha Lounge. That’s not sarcasm. This year’s lineup boasts some incredible headliners like Run The Jewels, Angel Olsen, Thundercat, Wolf Parade, and more. But this year’s local lineup,Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Haunted Horses

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle industrial punks Haunted Horses, who play Capitol Hill Block Party this Friday evening. Leaning into their name, Haunted Horses are back from the dead. The duo played their final show last year, but itRead more…

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Song of the Day: Thunderpussy – Velvet Noose

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Velvet Noose” by Seattle rock outfitRead more…

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Loud Love: Remembering Chris Cornell

Today would have been Chris Cornell‘s 53rd birthday. Since news hit of his death in May, there’s been an outpouring of love for Cornell and his music. From Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog to Audioslave and his prolific solo career, he gave generations of fans music to adopt as their own. He gave us songsRead more…

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Throwaway Style: DoNormaal’s Omnipresence and the Ascent of the Third Daughter

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog.Read more…

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KEXP Track Premiere: Ephrata – Odds

Seattle’s Ephrata have been purveyors of dreamy, expansive-yet-poppy music scene they formed in 2012. With each new single and EP, they’ve expanded their sonic palette and even managed to squeeze in some startling visuals and music videos — sometimes things got bloody. The band will self-release their debut self-titled record on Sept. 22. Ahead ofRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Gods Themselves

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle art punk outfit The Gods Themselves, who play West Seattle Summer Fest this Saturday afternoon. Should the day come that aliens arrive on Earth in a Doomsday scenario, The Gods Themselves will be thereRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: La Marzocco Cafe’s Four Barrel Launch Party with Quasi 7/15

Seattle’s often hyped up as a coffee town. It shows up in every rom-com trope, ad campaign, and your distant relatives who vaguely heard of that “whole grunge thing.” And you know what? There’s some truth to it. Between great coffee and a thriving music scene, we could definitely have a worse reputation to uphold.Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Genders

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland indie rock outfit Genders, who play West Seattle Summer Fest this Saturday night. Portland’s Genders have been around since 2012, but it feels like they’ve already lived a few different musical lives as aRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summer Fest 7/14-16

On any given day, The Junction in West Seattle is home to some of the most vibrant sights and scenes in the city: the mom and pop shops, Easy Street Records, and delicious local food. During the 35th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, all of this gets heightened to another level by throwing in liveRead more…

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