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KEXP Q&A: Emily Nokes of Tacocat

Tacocat is a band of closet-knit friends who like candy, having different color hair, joking and experiencing ice-cream-induced food comas together. Emily Nokes is the frontwoman for the band, and, it should be noted, sent the responses to these question over in different colored font! I hope you enjoy this super-fun interview! There’s a greatRead more...

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Live Video: Star Anna

Star Anna released her latest full-length album, Go To Hell, last summer and has been playing gigs all around Washington - and the country, for that matter - showcasing her distinctively beautiful, gravely voice to crowds of all sizes. Often, Star can often be found with her dog Forest by her side listening as her musicRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Sallie Ford

Sallie Ford recently – and amicably – split up with her bandmates from The Sound Outside. She says of the decision, “It was a mutual decision and there are no bad feelings... It was just time for the next thing, which for me is an all girl band.” As a result, KEXP wanted to catchRead more...

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Live Video: Chad Valley

It’s been about two years since Hugo Manuel, a.k.a. Chad Valley, last released a record. “I’ve written a lot over the last year, I’ve just got to hone it down,” says the angelic-voiced Hugo, who recently spent time in a house in France writing and writing (and biking to the nearest town for bread and cheese forRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: A Benefit for the Oso Mudslide Victims at Tractor Tavern 5/12

Seattle literary and arts magazine, The Monarch Review, is hosting a benefit show for the victims of the Oso mudslide. The event, May 12th at the Tractor Tavern, will feature Mary Lambert, La Luz and Star Anna. All the money raised will go to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation. The evening will be hosted byRead more...

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Live Video: White Denim

Intricate and soulful, White Denim visited the KEXP studio recently, where they displayed that which makes them so popular: vocals like a smooth cowboy crooner, rhythms like outer space and guitar solos like smokey 70′s rock clubs. Joining DJ Morgan, the Austin four-piece played tunes from their new album, Corsicana Lemonade, and recounted stories about theirRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Meagan Grandall of Lemolo

Meagan Grandall, the talented songstress behind the Seattle band Lemolo, is in the midst of recording a new album, fresh off the heals of The Kaleidoscope. Equipped with one of the sweetest voices in the city, coupled with enough mystery to drive Sherlock Holmes batty, Grandall is working late, late nights to keep up with herRead more...

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Song of the Day: Withered Hand - Fall Apart

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 “Fall Apart” by Withered HandRead more...

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Live Video: Golden Gardens

Seattle duo Golden Gardens aim to infultrate a meaningful part of your mind. The beauty of the band, however, is that it is not obvious which part of your psyche they have in their sights. It is a constant journey for you, the listener, to figure out what’s in their scope as you continue toRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund of Chastity Belt

Seattle’s Chastity Belt play energetic indie rock ‘n roll. They are sarcastic, sharp and both complex and simple all at once. They are also an all-female band. But does gender matter when it comes to the music they produce? Does it matter for the bands Childbirth, Lemolo or La Luz? You get the sense it’s something they jokeRead more...

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