Author Archives: Jacob Uitti

Live Video: Laura Veirs

It’s always interesting when you learn about an artist’s path to recognition – and it’s even more captivating when it involves details and arcs you’d never expect. This is the intriguing life of singer-songwriter Laura Veirs: she was raised in Colorado in the 70s, where she studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. She didn’t pay closeRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Dude York’s Andrew Hall

Dude York, the power trio from Seattle, play music that rocks, music that makes you move, music you’ve never quite heard before. They are an amalgamation of musical inspirations and this has never been more evident than on their new record, Dehumanize. KEXP caught up with drummer Andrew Hall to talk about the band, their influencesRead more...

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Song of the Day: Posse - Afraid

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, selected by DJ John Richards, is “Afraid” from Seattle band Posse from theirRead more...

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Two New Seattle Music TV Shows

Everyone knows the Seattle music scene is thriving. With amazing music festivals like Timber, Sasquatch, Bumbershoot and Block Party, as well as hundreds of venues and places to track records, there is no shortage of music making in the Emerald City. What you might not have known – until now – are the two newRead more...

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Live Video: Arkomo

Seattle continues to prove how rich a music scene it really has. Sam Anderson, who plays in the popular Hey Marseilles, is continuing the trend of band members in well-established groups putting out solo projects that blow people’s minds. Before him just a few months ago, Benjamin Verdoes of Iska Dhaaf put out a solo projectRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Benjamin Verdoes

Iska Dhaaf’s Benjamin Verdoes recently released a solo album called The Evil Eye. It is an auto-biographical record responding to the myriad trials he’s experienced in his personal life. The album is sweet, poignant and wonderfully composed, even using Somali words to help express his thoughts. KEXP had the chance to chat with Benjamin about hisRead more...

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Song of the Day: Childbirth - Will You Be My Mom?

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 “Will You Be MyRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: City Arts Genre Bender 2/15 & 2/16

What will they come up with? That is the question on the minds of ticket holders for this weekend’s City Arts Genre Bender performances. The Seattle-based arts magazine commissioned 10 of the city’s most innovative creators – pairing them off – to put together a unique multi-disciplinary performance... but the resulting work has been keptRead more...

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Live Video: Grouplove

If you rolled out a handful of musicians and gave them instruments and told them to all act like toys come to life, you would have the band GROUPLOVE. Equipped with an inclusive, joyous name that also has an intimate connotation, GROUPLOVE plays songs that live up to their moniker. Rainbow guitars, rainbow hair andRead more...

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Live Video: Cumulus

For almost two years, Cumulus kept the tracks for their debut album hidden. After beginning their songwriting process in 2011, the group, led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Alexandra Niedzialkowski, slowly but surely put the pieces together while recording in Anacortes, WA, with Phil Elverum. The result, I Never Meant It To Be Like This, is a sortRead more...

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