Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Song of the Day: Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up

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 selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Made My Mind Up” byRead more…

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Live Review: Tacocat, Chastity Belt, S, and Childbirth at the 2015 EMP Pop Conference 4/17/15

The EMP Pop Conference covers a lot of ground in its panels, discussions, and presentations – where else could you find programming covering both a Missy Elliott retrospective and a roundtable seeking to find out what the worst song ever is? – so it only makes sense that for its Seattle artist showcase, it would tryRead more…

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Song of the Day and Video Premiere: American Wrestlers – Kelly

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. With today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, you get a bonus! Not only do we offer a podcast of “Kelly” by American Wrestlers from their 2015 album, I Can Do No Wrong, onRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nic Hessler – Expel Me

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 selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Expel Me” by Nic HesslerRead more…

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Live Review: The Replacements with Young Fresh Fellows at the Paramount Theatre 4/9/15

It’s important to note that The Replacements reunion could’ve been a disaster, and not the kind of shambolic splendor that the Minnesota legends used to thrive off of. When they were perpetually drunk underdogs tossing out half-assed covers and barely recognizable versions of their own material, they were confrontational, unpredictable and endearing. It’s what madeRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: 2015 EMP Pop Conference, April 16–19

Festival season might have just kicked off in the Californian desert, but there’s another major musical gathering going on this weekend – the fourteenth annual EMP Pop Conference. This year’s conference is titled Get Ur Freak On: Music, Weirdness, and Transgression, and across the numerous roundtables, presentations, and panels, a wide range of critics, academics,Read more…

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Live Review: Belle & Sebastian with Perfume Genius at Paramount Theatre 4/7/15

“An encore. How predictable,” said a pre-recorded video of the cover model from Belle & Sebastian’s latest album right before the Glaswegian pop stalwarts returned to the stage. And she was right. Contrary to their historical tradition, encores at modern concerts are almost always planned well in advance. However, that self-effacing moment was the onlyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Pinkshinyultrablast – Holy Forest

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 “Holy Forest” by PinkshinyultrablastRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kate Tempest – Lonely Daze

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 “Lonely Daze” by KateRead more…

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Song of the Day: Surf City – Spec City

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 “Spec City” by SurfRead more…

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