Author Archives: Jon Harthun

Live Review: Damien Jurado, Columbia City Theater 1/7

It’s been over a decade since I first stepped into the doors of my high school. Through those four years, my mixtapes — and eventually iTunes playlists — changed quite a bit. The Northwest music scene is constantly changing, just like my musical interests, so it’s few and far between that a Seattle act fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Active Child – I’m in Your Church at Night

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Seattle Music Scene’s New Year’s Resolutions: Pt. 2

Seattle is an intricate web of talented musicians, under-appreciated writers, behind the scenes game changers, unbelievable photographers, starving artists, and just your all-around lovable socialites. They make up the backbone of this city with their words, their art, their songs, and their public drunkenness. Their ambitions are ever-flowing, and their goals admirable. Here’s the peopleRead more…

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New Year’s Resolutions from the Seattle Music Scene: Pt. 1

Seattle is an intricate web of talented musicians, under-appreciated writers, behind the scenes game changers, unbelievable photographers, starving artists, and just your all-around lovable socialites. They make up the backbone of this city with their words, their art, their songs, and their public drunkenness. Their ambitions are ever-flowing, and their goals admirable. Here’s the peopleRead more…

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Song of the Day: A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Drink Drank Drunk

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 tracks, 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 theRead more…

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Live Review: The Imaginary Holiday Office Party 12/16

Changing the scenery from Chop Suey to the gorgeous Columbia City Theater was one of the many steps the ladies at Three Imaginary Girls took to outdo themselves this year. With Christmas spirits overflowing (double entrendre intended), the Imaginary Holiday Office Party was an intimate success, benefiting both Teen Feed and all the cheerful patronsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Best Coast – Crazy For You

Every Monday through Friday, we offer 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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Live Video: Sharon Van Etten

Emerging through an entirely too crowded genre of indie singer-songwriters, Sharon Van Etten meandered into our studios, and maybe in the process, into your hearts. The Brooklyn-based Van Etten conjures up simple, wide-eyed tunes in the vein of local acts Brandi Carlile and Jesse Sykes, but it’s the unique, raw quality of her voice thatRead more…

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Holiday Benefit Show Calendar

With so many wonderful holiday benefit shows coming, we sure as heck better not get any more snow. We get an inch of rain, no one bats an eye. We get an inch of snow, the entire city shuts down. At the forefront of the yuletide festivities is Three Imaginary Girls’ Holiday Office Party featuringRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Greenhornes – Saying Goodbye

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 tracks, 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 theRead more…

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