Author Archives: Dusty Henry

Live Review: Taylor McFerrin, SassyBlack, and Noel Brass, Jr. at Nectar 11/11

Even with the most voracious of music fans, there’s still likely a certain feel or sound that comes to mind when you see the word “jazz.” Maybe it’s the swing of the music or that magical feeling of seventh chords walking down a piano. For others, it might be the drone of smooth jazz orRead more…

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R.I.P. Fred Cole

Portland musician and punk rock icon Fred Cole of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows passed away last night, November 9, after a battle with cancer. The news was confirmed today by Empty Records co-founder Meghan Smith in the Dead Moon fan club Facebook group. You can read Smith’s full message below. I’m so sorry to have to let you knowRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Mastering The Hustle: Promoting Your Music & Shows 11/12

Promoting your own music can be difficult. There’s the logistical side of knowing how to do it and there’s an internal struggle with artists on not wanting to lose authenticity. But not promoting because of these issues is only going to cause you more problems further down the road. Knowing how to promote your musicRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Thank You’s Sardine Dream is the Future Music We Deserve

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. LikeRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Noel Brass, Jr. Searches for the Beautiful Unknown on Broken Cloud Orchestra

Noel Brass, Jr. sits at the back of Cafe Vita in Greenwood, quietly sipping on an espresso. He’s immediately recognizable — it’s hard to find a photo of Brass where he isn’t wearing his trademark fedora and glasses. It’s a rainy November afternoon and I can’t think of a better setting to dive into talkingRead more…

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Death & Music Artists Reflect on Songs for Coping with Grief

Tonight, KEXP will open the Gathering Space for the fourth annual Death & Music. It’s a special event, hosted by The Morning Show DJ John Richards, that really goes beyond a traditional concert experience. It’s a time to reflect on grief, on the people we’ve lost, and heal with our community. Alongside performances from local artists,Read more…

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Throwaway Style: Chastity Belt, Growing Up and Feeling Alone

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. “IRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight and Album Premiere: Cock & Swan – Dream Alone

There’s something about the booming sound of an analog synthesizer that excites the imagination. Decades of filmmakers and composers have utilized the mesmerizing power of these instruments, from John Carpenter to Vangelis all the way through Hanz Zimmer and Cliff Martinez. So it made sense that Seattle duo Cock & Swan were asked in 2015Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Rainwater – Coffee

Moving homes can be hard. Even if you’re staying in the same city, there’s a sense of emotional attachment that can be hard to let go of — after all, you’re making a major adjustment to the functionality of your everyday life. If you’re making a cross-country move, well, you can imagine the internal dramaRead more…

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KEXP Record Fair: Vendors Share Their First Record Purchases and Rare Vinyl Available This Saturday

Crate diggers, take notice! This Saturday, October 28 from 8 AM to 5 PM, KEXP will host our 2nd Annual Record Fair in our Gathering Space. It’s a chance to peruse through stacks and stacks of LPs, singles, and all the vinyl you could ever imagine. Wondering if you’ll find that rare gem you’ve been huntingRead more…

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