Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Live Review: Wolf Parade with Deep Sea Diver at Neptune Theatre 8/8/2016

Wolf Parade were always going to be a band that would age well. With all of the members having hands in other projects at any given time, it wasn’t ever that farfetched of a concept to see them moving away from Wolf Parade, so when it happened in 2011, they did the opposite of whatRead more…

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Live Video: Margaret Glaspy

A native of Red Bluff, California, Margaret Glaspy moved across the country to Boston, where she cut her teeth with master classes at Berklee (regardless of whether or not she was a student at the time) and local gigs. A few years – and one set of studio sessions redoing her original, iPad-recorded version ofRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 3: The Spider Ferns, Laura Gibson, CHVRCHES

The Spider Ferns: If Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party was defined by the mountain of local talent that filled the Cha Cha, Sunday could have been most notable for the amount of electronic music that occupied Neumos, including Seattle’s The Spider Ferns, whose blend of jittery and ghost-like elements proved to be anRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 2: Prism Tats, Tangerine, Woods

Prism Tats On record, Prism Tats‘ music can often split the difference between lo-fi garage and bedroom electronics, but in their Vera Stage-opening set on Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Garett van der Spek and his live band leaned far closer to the former style to excellent results. Bordering on a Dwyer-esque abandonRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1: Pillar Point, Sango, MØ, Crystal Castles, Washed Out

Pillar Point Either by design or happenstance, Friday evening at the Capitol Hill Block Party seems to always have a few notable gems that play straight to the Capitol Hill faithful as everyone else is getting off work. This year, Pillar Point (as well as Sango, see below) was one of those quiet highlights, checkingRead more…

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Music that Matters: Land of Pines

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music that Matters, Vol. 522 – Land of Pines Music from Pinegrove, Pinemen, and aRead more…

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Live Review: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som at the Crocodile 07/13/16

There was a palpable moment of anticipation in the crowd right before Mitski Miyawaki hit the most pivotal D chord in the evening, the one that kickstarts the massive chorus of “Your Best American Girl”, song-of-the-year candidate and the track pushed the Brooklyn musician’s buzz from slight rumbling to deafening. And when the audience wasRead more…

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Live Review: case/lang/veirs with Andy Shauf at Woodland Park Zoo 6/30/16

Anyone who’s seen the video where a meteor falls during a Modest Mouse show while they’re playing “Dark Center of the Universe” knows that it was a perfect synchronization of life and music, coincidental or not. And while there’s no footage of it – yet – let it be known that case/lang/veirs summoned an eagle during theirRead more…

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Live Review: Beth Orton at the Triple Door 6/23/2016

When Beth Orton stepped onstage at the Triple Door on a Thursday night, it was a night of great change for the Norfolk singer. Bathed in a gauzy lighting display seemingly pulled straight from an Animal Collective production, Orton acknowledged that it was a quite significant night for her: “My countrymen are all cunts,” sheRead more…

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Song of the Day: PAWS – No Grace

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “No Grace” by PAWSRead more…

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