Author Archives: Dusty Henry

DJ Riz Reflects on the Upcoming 18th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party 1/14

This Sunday, KEXP’s Expansions will host their 18th annual MLK Unity Party for an evening of music and dance to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join Expansions DJs Sharlese, Kid Hops, Masa, Alex, and Riz as they soundtrack the evening and celebrate Dr. King’s astounding legacy. Ahead of the event, DJRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Little Star Examines Love Through Isolation on Even In Dreams

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. “Don’tRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Raven Hollywood – IRL

Seattle songwriter Raven Matthews goes by many names, from his birth name to RVN and now Raven Hollywood. With each new moniker, you can feel his progression as an artist. On his latest EP, IRL, the Raven Hollywood name aptly embodies the grand and murky folk noir visions. Following up last year’s emotionally transparent GREYNEON,Read more…

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KEXP DJs Pick Their Most Anticipated Albums for 2018

2017 has officially come to a close, which means it’s time to start looking ahead to some of the exciting new records ahead of us in 2018. We asked some of KEXP’s DJs which albums they’re most looking forward to in the coming year, both confirmed and alluded to by the artists themselves. From legendaryRead more…

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In Stores Now 1/8/18

Former Bomb The Music Industry frontman Jeff Rosenstock returns with his sixth solo LP, Post-, and maybe the first major album to come out in 2018 with a New Year’s Day release. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the record as “ranging from soaring, anthemic punk-pop to wistful indie-rock and epic, prog-tinged punk, combining crunchyRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Astro King Phoenix and OC Notes Traverse Space and Time on Delicate Surface

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. TimeRead more…

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Celebrating Little Big Show: Looking Back at Shows 12-15

As we head towards this weekend’s Little Big Show #20 with Pickwick and Porter Ray, we’re looking back at previous editions of this concert series hosted by KEXP, Starbucks, and STG Presents. (Look back at Shows 1-5 and 6-11, and stay tuned as we continue our retrospective on the KEXP Blog all week long.) TicketsRead more…

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Celebrating Little Big Show: Looking Back at Shows 6-11

As we head towards this weekend’s Little Big Show #20 with Pickwick and Porter Ray, we’re looking back at previous editions of this concert series hosted by KEXP, Starbucks, and STG Presents. (Look back at Shows 1-5 here, and stay tuned as we continue our retrospective on the KEXP Blog all week long.) Tickets forRead more…

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Announcing the 2018 Coachella Music Festival Lineup

The 2018 Coachella alley Music and Arts Festival returns for two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22. Last night the lineup dropped and, as always, there’s plenty to pore over. We already knew Beyoncé would be a headliner this year after she had to drop out from 2017’s lineup when she became pregnant with twinsRead more…

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Live Review: Three Nights with Pedro The Lion at The Tractor Tavern 12/20-22

The harsh cold air bites at my hands as I walk toward the Tractor Tavern to see Pedro The Lion play their first Seattle show in 11 years. The harshness of freezing breeze turns my thoughts to Pedro The Lion’s “The Longest Winter.” “In time memories fade, senses numb,” the young David Bazan sings on the chorus.Read more…

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