Author Archives: Jim Beckmann

Song of the Day: Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

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 the title track from theRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Mark Lanegan

Some singers can sing anything, and some of them practically do. Mark Lanegan has one of those voices that will stop you dead in your tracks no matter when or how you hear him. The former local boy (he’s lived in LA now probably longer than anywhere else) began a series of deep, dark soloRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Live Video, Local Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Song of the Day: Wussy - Teenage Wasteland

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. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Teenage Wasteland” by Wussy from theRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Eels

As frontman and principle songwriter of rock band Eels for over 20 years, Mark Oliver Everett has created a cast of unique characters, but none may be as interesting as the one that is himself. On The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, the band’s eleventh studio album, Everett, or just “E”, points the descriptiveRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

KEXP Premiere: The Barr Brothers - Even the Darkness Has Arms

“If you ever woke up in a bed without somebody, and you didn’t know the bed or the room or the city, this song might be for you,” says guitarist and vocalist Brad Barr of the new song we’re premiering today by The Barr Brothers. Any discomfort, though, is less than temporary. “Even the DarknessRead more...

Posted in KEXP, KEXP Premiere | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Joseph Arthur

Originally, he didn’t want to do it, but Joseph Arthur was eventually convinced to record Lou, a full album of songs by his friend and mentor, the late Lou Reed. Reluctant to turn the modern legend’s memory into “an opportunity”, Joseph Arthur approached the songs cautiously, simply, and unplugged — as opposite as he couldRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Song of the Day: FM Belfast - Everything

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Everything” by FM Belfast from theRead more...

Posted in Iceland Airwaves, KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Emilíana Torrini

We’ve packed the house at Kex Hostel during our broadcasts during Iceland Airwaves over the last few years, but no session was filled with as many fervent Icelandic fans as the performance by Emilíana Torrini. The Iceland native (her father is Italian, if you’re wondering about her name) grew up in Reykjavik but made aRead more...

Posted in Iceland Airwaves, KEXP, Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: Howler

“You don’t have to be anyone if you don’t want to / You don’t have to get a job if you don’t want to” and you definitely don’t have to listen to Howler if you don’t want to. But that would be a damn shame because the Minneapolis yeehaw boys have returned with their secondRead more...

Posted in KEXP, Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment

Live Video: tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs — even the typography of the name seems to pop off the page like the ecstatic rhythms of the band’s new album. For Nikki Nack, Merrill Garbus has traveled far, sonically and literally, expanding upon the conceit of her self-recorded debut and turning tUnE-yArDs into a communal arts tribe of singers, dancers and performers.Read more...

Posted in KEXP, Live Video | Tagged | Leave a comment
Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories