Author Archives: JB Bonifacio

Hood to Hood Ballard: Deep Sea Diver

It is now 11:30 AM and Jessica Dobson is sounding great in her first live radio session at the Ballard Day broadcast in Bergen Place Park until she abruptly stops midsong to ask for more vocals.  Oh wait, they’re soundchecking right now.  If they sound great now, this says something about them....  Or, it saysRead more...

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Hood to Hood Ballard: Ramona Falls

Its 10:03 AM at the Ballard Day broadcast in Bergen Park Place and it is a   bit on the chilly and bleak side, but Brent Knopf and company in Ramona Falls, fresh off of a set at the Sunset Tavern last night, kicked off Hood to Hood 2012 with a energetic 30+ minute set that, coincidentally,Read more...

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Monday Music News

More Sigur Rós news: this coming Thursday, May 17th, across EVERY time zone in the world, fans can preview the new album, Valtari, in the world’s first worldwide listening party (don’t quote me on this). Wherever you are, at 7pm, just log on to the band’s website and stream the album in their entirety. KEXPRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

With a week of awesome weather (not just for Seattle, I mean period.) comes a very back-heavy bevy of both shows to go peruse and enjoy.  Hump Day sees Buffalo Death Beam, Yarn, Red Heart Alarm occupying the Tractor; Thursday, Sunset Tavern hosts a set by Ramona Falls, Land of Pines, and Natural Selection whileRead more...

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Song of the Day: Reptar - Isoprene Bath

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Isoprene Bath” by Reptar from the 2012Read more...

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Friday Music News

Not one to let Of Monsters And Men monopolize 2012′s folk spotlight, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes dropped their newest track, “Man on Fire,” on The Late Show with David Letterman last night: Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary (wow) of the founding of the Rolling Stones, frontman Mick Jagger is set to pull doubleRead more...

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Song of the Day: Jennifer Castle - Way of the Crow

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists.  Today’s selection, featured on the Midday ShowRead more...

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Monday Music News

Sleigh Bell’s literal reign of terror (bearing no relation to that other reign of terror) will continue this summer as newly announced tour dates have just popped up on the interwebs.  List of dates here. You could patiently wait until June 26 to hear Animal Collective’s two new songs, “Honeycomb” and “Gotham,” on 7″, or youRead more...

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R.I.P. Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys

By now, either through the Twitterverse, Facebook, text message, or through a co-worker’s passionate chain email, the sad news that Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys has succumbed to his fight with cancer is reverberating throughout the music industry.  Details surrounding his death can be found here.  He, along with Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock)Read more...

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Friday Music News

Passion Pit is back!  Sort of!  Check out their pulsating remix of Swedish duo We Are Serenades‘ first single, “Birds” off of their album debut, Criminal Heaven, here. He is now, quite literally, the king of pop.  Pepsi is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s seminal album Bad by adorning one billion cans with hisRead more...

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