Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Song of the Day: Sharon Van Etten – Just Like Blood

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Just Like Blood” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Froth – Turn It Off

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Turn It Off” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fuzz – Pollinate

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Pollinate” by Fuzz fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Holy Esque – Fade

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Fade” by Holy EsqueRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mike Krol – This is the News

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “This is the News”Read more…

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Project Pabst, Day 2: Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Weezer

When Passion Pit broke through at the end of the ’00s, they were a band bristling with potential, but still discovering how to follow through as a live band. Although frontman Michael Angelakos’ health struggles gave the touring cycle behind their sophomore effort Gossamer a rough start, by the end of the touring cycle, PassionRead more…

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Project Pabst, Day 1: Against Me!, TV On The Radio, Blondie

For years, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace stood in center stage at raged away, sometimes at others, sometimes at herself. When she came out as transgender in 2012, that fury subsequently turned to a newfound onstage fire, transforming the flagging band from an increasingly cult concern to one of the most important bands ofRead more…

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Capitol Block Party 2015, Day 3: The Julie Ruin, Ratatat

Playing while it’s raining at a festival is always a gamble. Lots of people who would have otherwise wandered over out of curiosity are hiding out in every covered nook and cranny imaginable, so it was only the diehards waiting in the drizzle for The Julie Ruin‘s mid-afternoon set. But, to be honest, it wasRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Girlpool, Wye Oak, The Kills

The Vera Stage’s sound has been notably quiet (especially compared to the sometimes deafening main stage) all weekend, but that didn’t bother Girlpool, the drumless duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. In fact, if anything, it probably galvanized the Los Angeles duo. Their music is emotionally and melodically direct, and its lack of volumeRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015, Day 1: Built To Spill, Thunderpussy

Historically, Capitol Hill Block Party hasn’t booked that many legacy acts, but when they do, they don’t screw around. The Flaming Lips’ triumphant ’13 set, Neko Case’s quiet hurricane of a performance in 2012, and now Built To Spill’s ’15 set will surely go down in those ranks. Built To Spill’s level of consistency overRead more…

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