Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Live Review: Franz Ferdinand with Cate Le Bon at Showbox Sodo 4/24/14

From the downstroke of the show opener “Bullet” from their new record Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand had Showbox Sodo off its feet. “Bullet” is an easy highlight off the band’s fourth LP, with its furious bass line and scream-along chorus concert ready at impact, and the first few rows are chalkRead more...

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Song of the Day: Katie Kate - Rushmore

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Rushmore” by Seattle’s rising producerRead more...

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Live Review: OFF! with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe at El Corazon 4/13/14

“This is a really beautiful city”, Keith Morris remarked halfway his El Corazon set with super punk supergroup OFF!. He was talking to the punk kid who had fought his way to the very front of the crowd, sweating profusely through the leather jacket he dared not remove in the pit. “You don’t know thatRead more...

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Live Review: Odesza with D33J and Kodak to Graph at Neumos 4/12/2014

Last September, ODESZA were slotted for Saturday night of Decibel Festival at Neumos, along with Slow Magic and a headlining set from Gold Panda. Set to open the night’s festivities up, the boys were a bit nervous. As our photographer Dave Lichterman recalls from a conversation with Harrison, they were concerned about stage presence, consideringRead more...

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Song of the Day: AJ Davila - Salvajes

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Salvajes” by AJ DavilaRead more...

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Live Review: Factory Floor with DVA Damas and Stres at Barboza 4/8/14

It’s been a long time coming, but British post-industrial trio Factory Floor have finally made it out to the US west coast. The band dropped their self-titled debut LP last year on DFA after releasing one-off singles and remixes in the current lineup for the better part of four years. Over the years, their unique,Read more...

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Album Review: Todd Terje - It’s Album Time

It’s truly mind-boggling that It’s Album Time is the first record we’ve seen from Todd Terje. If you’re fond of disco, house, and easy grooving summer dance tracks, you’ve probably been putting Terje on your afternoon mixes for years in one way or another. The man has more phenomenal remixes than you can count. AndRead more...

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Live Review: Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at The Crocodile 4/3/2014

After the band finished ripping through a particularly danceable rendition of “Spirit” off their new record Singles, Future Islands frontman Sam Herring looked down at his sweat soaked shirt and pants. After a failed attempt to wring a piece of it out, he just laughed along with the rest of the crowd. The guy couldRead more...

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Album Review: OFF! - Wasted Years

Even without all Black Flag related nonsense that’s been happening on and off for two years, Keith Morris has recently enjoyed a compelling and visceral return to the spotlight. He hosted his own punk station on the new Grand Theft Auto game and has returned to present tense conversation for all the right reasons. Mostly,Read more...

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Song of the Day: Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Blue Boy” by MacRead more...

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