Author Archives: Jacob Uitti

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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Live Video: Country Lips

What’s the best thing about the Seattle band Country Lips? Is it their name? Maybe. Is it their traditional Americana music? Getting close... Is it that they get people to dance and dance often? Yes! In a city not known for it’s folk music, accordion playing and hip shaking, Country Lips bring the best outRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Jeff Fielder

Jeff Fielder is one of Seattle’s most sought after guitar players. He’s played with Flight to Mars, Star Anna, Sera Cahoone and many, many more. Recently, he’s teamed up with Mark Lanegan for some U.S. and European touring. Jeff is also a world class visual artist (which you can see below). KEXP had a chanceRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver

The wildly talented guitar player, Jessica Dobson, who fronts the band, Deep Sea Diver, has also played extensively with bands like Beck, The Shins and Conor Oberst. Jessica knows the guitar inside and out and is a master of tones and composition. KEXP caught up with her to ask her about her favorite moments touringRead more...

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Song of the Day: Kris Orlowski - Believer

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 “Believer” by Seattle’s KrisRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Beat Connection

Seattle’s Beat Connection play a wicked combination of live instruments, electronic beats, synths and samples. The guys who comprise the band met at the University of Washington and have stayed local and loyal to the Pacific Northwest as they grow more and more well-known. We had a chance to catch up with two of the band’sRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Kelton Sears of Kithkin

Fresh off releasing their new album, Rituals,Trances & Ecstasies For Humans in Face of The Collapse, and their recent energized performance at Sasquatch Music Festival, Kithkin are continuing their reign as the Cascadian Princes of Forest Rock. The first single off their new record, “Altered Beast”, is a big, screeching, Kanye-style produced track that breathesRead more...

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Song of the Day: Alice Boman - Be Mine

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 “Be Mine” by AliceRead more...

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