Author Archives: Kevin Cole

Song of the Day: Persons From Porlock – Bad FanFiction

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. In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands andRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Jack Wood – Devilishly

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. In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands andRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Ills – 4:17

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. In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Haiku Garden – Rosetta

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. In early February, I attended MENT Ljubljana, a three-day festival of new and emerging bands andRead more…

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Slush Music: Sounds From Finland

Late November might seem like a crazy time to visit Helsinki, Finland, but not if you’re going for Slush 2016, a high-energy gathering of global tech heads focused on entrepreneurship and new developments and ideas in technology. This was the first year they had a full day of music programming, bringing the tech and musicRead more…

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A Tribute to Prince from DJ Kevin Cole

I’m stunned and shocked at Prince’s passing. I wish I was in Seattle to do my show today, but I’m out of the country traveling, lucky to be with a small group of friends and loved ones from Minneapolis from back in the day, several of whom worked with me at First Avenue, and workedRead more…

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Kevin Cole’s Song of the Year: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay

My favorite song of the year is “Color Decay” by Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant. I wasn’t blown away by the song the first time I heard it, but it’s not that type of song. It’s deceptively subtle, with a quality that pulled me in, haunted me, and made me want to listen to it again,Read more…

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Record Store Day 2014: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

This Saturday’s Record Store Day will be kind of like the Easter egg hunt for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. We’ll gleefully race down the aisles in search of that colorful surprise and treat. And, this year there are plenty of goodies — rarities, long out-of-print re-issues, first-time releases, coloredRead more…

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Record Store Day with Kevin Cole

This Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day, which has become like a national holiday for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. It’s an annual event to celebrate independent record stores — and tons of artists contribute cool, one-of-a-kind, limited edition releases that are available only on this day. If fact,Read more…

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Music That Matters podcast: Bumbershoot 2011 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s weekly Music That Matters podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner,Read more…

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