Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Live Video: Merchandise

Some frontmen were born to brood across the stage with enigmatic allure, but Merchandise‘s Carson Cox is not one of them. When the Tampa, Florida, quintet arrived in the KEXP studio in October, Cox’s loquacious charm outfitted the session with a series of one-liners, ad-libs, and shoutouts to fellow musicians, but despite the singer’s uncannyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Greylag – Yours To Shake

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Yours To Shake” by GreylagRead more…

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Song of the Day: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – Vessel

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Vessel” by Dan Mangan +Read more…

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Live Video: Helado Negro

“There are some people in tinsel costumes around me… uh… that’s what’s happening.” When Helado Negro is asked to describe his “bandmates” in the studio, that’s how he does it, smirking with just enough hesitation to leave a sense of intrigue. On his latest album, Double Youth, the artist sometimes known as Roberto Lange embodiesRead more…

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Song of the Day: Generationals – Black Lemon

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Black Lemon” by Generationals fromRead more…

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Live Review: The Black Keys with Jake Bugg at Key Arena 11/1/2014

“The Black Keys performing live on stage.” That’s one of a handful of statements on the Akron, Ohio duo’s line of exaggeratedly plain tour merchandise, but it’s also an unintentionally spot-on statement about the Black Keys’ shows. Not only are their performances built around straightforward versions of their eight-album-deep recorded catalog, they know it. EverRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mina Tindle – I Command

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “I Command” by Mina TindleRead more…

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Song of the Day: Menace Beach – Fortune Teller

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Fortune Teller” by Menace BeachRead more…

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Live Video: Old Crow Medicine Show

In 1998, Old Crow Medicine Show were busking in front of Pike Place Market. In 2014, they’re headlining the 2,800-capacity Paramount Theatre. Along the way, the Nashville, Tennessee-based group became one of the primary figures in the 2000s roots music revival, bringing the same energy from their busking days onto stages across the globe. AfterRead more…

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Song of the Day: Prins Póló – Hamstra sjarma

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. This week, we’re presenting songs by artists performing at the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’sRead more…

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