Author Archives: Dusty Henry

Thunderpussy’s Molly Sides Talks Danger Diva

When Molly Sides takes the stage fronting her band Thunderpussy, it’d be easy to mistake her for a cybernetically enhanced superhuman. How else could anyone prowl the stage and howl so ferociously? Amazingly, Sides is human like the rest of us. However, in director/writer Robert McGinley’s new film, Danger Diva, Sides plays a hard rock vocalistRead more…

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Song of the Day: Andrew Joslyn – Mantra For A Struggling Artist

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 “Mantra For A StrugglingRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: Full Lineup Announced

On May 11-13, Upstream Music Fest + Summit will descend upon Pioneer Square with over 300 local and national acts. Back in February, the first wave of artists whet our appetites with names like Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, Beat Connection and Snarky Puppy. Now it’s finally here — the full lineup!

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Balance and Doubts: Inside the Upcoming David Bazan Documentary

Director Brandon Vedder settled in for a long drive, coming home from a shoot. He was in the process of finishing his short film A Certain Kind of Light and had his sensors out for the next story he wanted to tell. He turned on an episode of Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird podcastRead more…

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Video Premiere: Pickwick – Turncoat

Seattle band Pickwick has always been a band that embraces change. In their earliest incarnations, they were an ambient-folk group before falling in love with the hypnotic grooves of R&B that would be the foundation for their 2013 full-length debut, Can’t Talk Medicine. Even still, the band continues to evolve and adapt. In 2015, they wrote andRead more…

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Video Premiere: Lemolo – One to Love

While local dream-pop project Lemolo is often talked about as a Seattle band, its roots stretch across Elliott Bay to Poulsbo, WA. Songwriter Meagan Grandall’s affection for her hometown is on full display in Lemolo’s new video for “One to Love”, the opening track to her 2015 LP, Red Right Return. Shot in town along the band’s namesake, LemoloRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sera Cahoone – Only One

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Only One” by SeattleRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: More Breakout Sessions and Keynote Topics Announced

Announcements for the upcoming Upstream Music Fest + Summit keep, well, streaming in! Last week, we revealed the first wave of breakout sessions. Now the full speaker lineup is here, along with new details on keynotes from Macklemore and some additions to previously announced sessions, like Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready teaming up with composer Ron Jones. You can see all these sessions,Read more…

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Mastering the Hustle + Career Day This Saturday

Have you always dreamed about having a career in music? It may not be as far off as you think. This Saturday, you’ll have two different free opportunities to learn from local artists and industry professionals on how to succeed in an arts career. Whether you’re looking for ways to become a better performer or just curiousRead more…

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Photos: Sound Off! 2017 Finals

For 16 years, the Sound Off! competition has supported all ages music by giving a platform to young, local artists. All competitors are under 21, reside within the Pacific Northwest, and almost always give us a few show-stopping moments. We’ve seen Sound Off! kick off the careers of Northwest favorites like The Lonely Forest, DaveRead more…

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