Author Archives: Dusty Henry

KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/18-8/20

Here in the Northwest, our love of biking is right on par with our love of local music. The Gigantic Bicycle Festival is the ideal intersection between these two passions, and then some. On August 18 to 20th, the festival returns to Snoqualmie with three days of energizing PNW bands, locally produced short films, and,Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Haley Heynderickx

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland songwriter Haley Heynderickx, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11, with Telekinesis and SISTERS. Certain songwriters can stop you in your tracks with just a few strums of the guitar and voice thatRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad

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. ARead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: SISTERS

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle’s SISTERS, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11, with Telekinesis and Haley Heynderickx. Listening to SISTERS can feel like taking part in an endless dance party. Their propulsive rhythms paired with steamy bass and guitarRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Telekinesis

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle’s Telekinesis, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11. with SISTERS and Haley Heynderickx. Since 2008, Michael Lerner has been making music under the Telekinesis moniker. In that time he’s been a power-pop enthusiast, anRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Naomi Punk and the Extraterrestrial Angelfire of Yellow

Introduction 1 Wildfire haze hangs over Olympia on the first day of August. Naomi Punk is stowed away in their lofted practice space in the back of Dumpster Values, a thrift shop in the center of town. It’s 89 degrees but the air in the room feels even more ghastly and claustrophobic. “Scorpion glue all overRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Helio Sequence

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland-via-Beaverton duo The Helio Sequence, who play Concerts at the Mural tonight with Summer Cannibals and COSMOS. Since 1999, The Helio Sequence have pushed themselves in fascinating and startling new directions. From theRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Portland Rapper Aminé Soundtracks Summer with Good For You

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. EveryRead more…

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KEXP Video Premiere: Chris Staples – “Spinning Wheel”

Chris Staples has a way of turning the simplest of ideas into affecting, serene poetry. It’s something he’s fine tuned over his career, from his days fronting Florida indie rock outfit Twothirtyeight and throughout his solo work crafted here in Seattle. His latest song, “Spinning Wheel,” may be one of the clearest manifestations of his subtleRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Remember Face, Sashay, Charms, Ravenna Woods

After three days of drunken fun in the streets and more tank tops than you’ve ever seen in one place, Capitol Hill Block Party came through with one last hurrah. Sunday was non-stop for exceptional local music from the opening sets to the last minutes of Perfume Genius‘ set on the Vera stage. From screechingRead more…

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