Author Archives: Jacob Uitti

KEXP Q&A: Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy

The sultry, swaggering supergroup known as Thunderpussy put on a fabulously glamourous show. I mean, just look at the picture above, how could you NOT be entertained?? KEXP caught up with Thunderpussy guitarist, Whitney Petty, to talk to her about the band, the attitude they flaunt, and much more! Which came first, the band orRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Lena Simon of La Luz & Kairos

Lena Simon is a wizard. She plays bass, guitar, drums, keys and sings. She’s been on Leno with Mary Lambert, has toured Europe with La Luz (who, incidentally, just announced a tour with Ty Segal) and writes songs for her band Kairos. She’s also a generous soul with a great deal of compassion and interestRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance

The Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire, who also plays in the well-known Shabazz Palaces, recently released a new album with Hussein Kalonji under the band name Chimurenga Renaissance. Their 2014 project is a boom-bap-centric, thoughtful album that experiments with sounds and genres. The record is a journey for the listener and creator, both. KEXP had a chance to chatRead more...

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Song of the day: Ghost Pains - Kids for Rent

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 “Kids for Rent” byRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland, the fluterring-voiced songstress, will be playing Pickathon this weekend, which is good for everyone attending the beautiful music festival. For the rest of us who can’t attend, KEXP caught up with Jolie to ask her a few questions about childhood, her song “Old Fashioned Morphine”, and more! Do you remember the first dayRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Shaprece

Seattle’s Shaprece samples many musical styles and fuses them into a rich sound that you can dance to, mellow out to or go wild to. Her big, bright voice fills large spaces as soon as her songs start playing and the unique music behind her vocals tantalizes. Before Shaprece performs the Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Timber! Artists

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival brings together musicians, scholars, outdoors folk, star enthusiasts, campers and lovers of root beer to enjoy a weekend of music and nature. To help celebrate this weekend’s wonderful outdoor music experience, we at KEXP wanted to ask some of the musicians performing at Timber! this weekend a few questions about theirRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Katie Kate

Katie Kate exudes confidence - and rightly so, she’s the humorous, wildly talented, sonically appealing rapper and producer the city of Seattle is currently getting to know well. Her lyrics bounce and impress and her listeners end up wondering: how can all that music come from just one person? KEXP caught up with Katie Kate andRead more...

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Live Video: The Comettes

The local four-piece that calls “Earth” its hometown, The Comettes have honed the sound born in the 1980′s - that distorted, etherial, big-voiced rock - and made it their own here and now in 2014. Think: David Byrne, Lou Reed or even Pearl Jam if you slowed down the tape a bit. The band releasedRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Erik Blood

What does Erik Blood think about when he wakes up in the morning? When did he feel most satisfied? The music producer - who seemingly has worked with everyone in Seattle - tells KEXP the answers to these questions and more during a few free moments between working with more world class musicians. You are one ofRead more...

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