Author Archives: Gabe Pollak

SIFF Face the Music: Interview with Give Me Future Director, Austin Peters

Here’s a piece of Capitol Hill Block Party trivia for you: Diplo is the only artist on the bill this weekend who has performed for 500,000 people at one time. At a free show in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, the first by an American artist since the US and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in 2015, Diplo’s dance hall-EDMRead more…

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Song of the Day: Songhoy Blues – Voter

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Voter” by Songhoy Blues from Résistance, out nowRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Suburbs – Hey Muse!

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Hey Muse!” by The Suburbs from HeyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Blaenavon – My Bark Is Your Bite

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 “My Bark Is Your Bite,” by BlaenavonRead more…

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Oh My Virgin Ears!: Soundgarden’s Superunknown

Chris Cornell had been dead for two days when I heard his scream. A man in a Seahawks jersey was blasting “The Day I Tried to Live” within the walls of his beat-up Honda Accord, idling next to me at an intersection in Ballard. “Nice music,” I called over from my bike. The driver reachedRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Chance the Rapper

Throw out your rule book and rewrite the record book. That’s what you must do to keep up with Chance the Rapper. Earlier this year, the 24-year-old Chicago rapper became the first musician to win a Grammy without releasing physical versions of his songs, clinching “Best Rap Album,” for his uplifting, genre-hopping gospel hip hop masterpiece, Coloring Book. BeforeRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: Porter Ray

There are essentially two moods at festivals: ready to turn up or ready to chill out. On the first afternoon of Sasquatch, Seattle rapper Porter Ray played to both feelings, performing tracks from his intense, yet laid-back 2017 album, Watercolor. The wide-ranging sound and subject matter of Ray’s Sub Pop debut shone through during theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Chicano Batman

Few bands worked Sasquatch‘s main stage better than Chicano Batman. The L.A. four-piece played a lively set on Sunday afternoon, infusing latin rock with elements of psychedelia, funk, and soul in an hour-long performance. Frontman Bardo Martinez was quite the showman, testing the limits of his microphone cable as he strutted across the stage. One of hisRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: SISTERS

The Gorge’s rust-colored cliffs are about as far from the city as you can get, but, with the right artist onstage, they can feel just like home. On Sunday afternoon at Sasquatch’s main stage, Seattle electro-pop outfit SISTERS captured the warmth and informality of a cozy family gathering (sans drunk uncle’s and arguments about who is onRead more…

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Song of the Day: Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas),”Read more…

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