Author Archives: Dusty Henry

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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Song of the Day: Charms – Siren

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Siren” by Charms fromRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Lushloss and the Remarkable Empathy of Asking/Bearing

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. “There’sRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 2: The Last Artful Dodgr, Bad Luck, YourYoungBody, Naked Giants

If day one of Capitol Hill Block Party had that much energy with everyone arriving after work, day two never stood a chance. Fully rested, hangovers nursed, and a fresh set of bands to gawk over; fans at CHBP were ready to up the ante. Thankfully there was a wealth of local artists to helpRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Haunted Horses, Gifted Gab, Constant Lovers, My Goodness

In its 21st year, Capitol Hill Block Party feels more like a party than ever. The first day alone proved that people were willing to forgo their post-work tiredness and rage in the streets to Run The Jewels, Wolf Parade, and Mura Masa. CHBP may have the budget to keep bringing in larger and larger nationalRead more…

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Video Premiere: Lemolo – Casting Call

Lemolo has a knack for nostalgic imagery in their videos. Earlier this year, we premiered the video for the dream-pop act’s “One to Love“, which featured songwriter Meagan Grandall walking the eerie streets of her hometown of Poulsbo, Washington. With “Casting Call”, Grandall ventures even further back – 20 years to be exact. The video,Read more…

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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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