Author Archives: Dusty Henry

Celebrating Little Big Show: Looking Back at Shows 1-5

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly six years since Little Big Show first started. A collaborative effort between KEXP, Starbucks, and STG Presents, Little Big Show has hosted 19 different shows at The Neptune that pair renowned artists with arts organizations throughout Seattle. On Saturday, January 6, Pickwick and Porter Ray will performRead more…

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Throwaway Style: PNW Releases We Can’t Wait for in 2018

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. TheRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2017, Part 2

Throughout the month of December, KEXP has been counting down our top albums. From Top 10 lists from our DJs to the Top 90.3 of 2017 voted by listeners, we’ve chronicled a wide array of some of this year’s most thrilling released. Now we’re turning the mic over to our behind the scenes staff, volunteers,Read more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2017, Part 1

Throughout the month of December, KEXP has been counting down our top albums. From Top 10 lists from our DJs to the Top 90.3 of 2017 voted by listeners, we’ve chronicled a wide array of some of this year’s most thrilling released. Now we’re turning the mic over to our behind the scenes staff, volunteers,Read more…

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Christmas Time Is Here: Songs to Soundtrack Your Holiday

There’s a chill in the air, lights are adorning trees all around Seattle, and jingle bells can be faintly heard off in the distance. It can all only mean one thing: Christmas time is here again! Per tradition, KEXP has rounded up some of this year’s best Christmas songs from some of our favorite artists. HappyRead more…

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Throwaway Style: 50 Great PNW Albums from 2017

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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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler on Quazarz, Migos, and the Absurdity of Our Reality

Every Shabazz Palaces record feels like a transmission from a far-off planet. In 2017, the Seattle hip-hop duo took this aesthetic a step further with two records — Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The albums collectively chronicle the story of an alien sent to observe a place called Amurderca, only to findRead more…

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In Stores Now 12/18

Seattle band Special Explosion release their second album, To Infinity, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “a softer, dreamier and more melodic take on the band’s dynamic, ’90s-steeped Northwest rock, combining jangly guitars, shape-shifting rhythms, emotive lyrics and shimmering pop melodies.” Belle and Sebastian returns with How To Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 1, the first in aRead more…

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Mastering The Hustle: Promoting Your Music and Shows

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering The Hustle: a new panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll be discussing everything from how to get airplay, legalRead more…

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Mastering the Hustle: Booking Festivals and Making Your Performance Count

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, and MoPOP have partnered together to present Mastering The Hustle: a new panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll be discussing everything from how to get airplay, legal and licensing, healthcareRead more…

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