Author Archives: Jacob Webb

Bumbershoot 2015, Day 3: Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats, Minus The Bear, DeVotchKa

There’s probably a joke somewhere in the fact that Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats played a rousing workout of a show on Bumbershoot‘s first (and, in quintessential Seattle fashion, only) warm afternoon, but it wouldn’t illustrate the Denver, Colorado-singer’s performance any better than simply saying that his stage-opening set was a clear highlight ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Gibraltar – Snakes!

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 “Snakes!” by Gibraltar fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Mynabirds – Wildfire

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 “Wildfire” by The MynabirdsRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 2: The Cave Singers, Social Distortion, Faith No More, and Neko Case

If the city of Seattle created a position for a house band, The Cave Singers would immediately top the shortlist. Across their eight-year run, Peter Quirk, Derek Fudesco, and Marty Lund (along with sometimes-member Morgan Henderson) have steadily become one of the city’s more reliable bands across their four LPs and countless Seattle shows inRead more…

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Song of the Day: Pinkshinyultrablast – Kiddy Pool Dreams

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 “Kiddy Pool Dreams” byRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 1: Babes in Toyland and Fitz and the Tantrums

Despite the surprise appearance of (perennial Bumbershoot headliner) rain on Satuday evening, the dedicated crowd of Babes in Toyland fans seemed completely indifferent to the downpur. And from Kat Bjelland’s first snarling guitar chord, it was clear that she was too. In a set front-loaded with one sneering, jagged tune after another – “He’s MyRead more…

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Live Review: Modest Mouse with Mimicking Birds at the Paramount Theatre 8/25

For longtime followers of the band, it’s a little strange that Modest Mouse has now spent more time as a big-name ticket than a scrappy indie rock band from Issaquah, but in retrospect, the band’s current status goes along with Modest Mouse’s singular trajectory. Although many would label them with the “indie rock” tag, they’veRead more…

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Song of the Day: Titus Andronicus – Fired Up

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 “Fired Up” by TitusRead more…

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Live Review: Alabama Shakes at Marymoor Park 8/8

At the end of Alabama Shakes‘ set at Marymoor Park, there was a conspicuous absence: their biggest hit. “Hold On” just isn’t the song that introduced the band to a wider audience, it’s still one of their greatest moments. On paper, its omission is bewilidering to say the least. (Hell, even the notoriously mercurial IsaacRead more…

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Song of the Day: Drinks – Laying Down Rock

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 “Laying Down Rock” byRead more…

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