Author Archives: KEXP

Music That Matters: I Wanna Waste My Time On Tunes

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 510 – I Wanna Waste My Time On Tunes VarietyRead more…

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Viafucked: A KEXP Video Roundup for the Seattle Viaduct Closure

It has begun: as of midnight last night, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now closed for two weeks while the Highway 99 tunnel machine “Bertha” burrows below. If you haven’t endured the results of the closure yet, get ready, as statistics state 90,000 drivers and 30,000 transit riders are being displaced. You can “strive notRead more…

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Live Video: Junior Boys

Who would have thought a “Big Black Coat” could be so inviting? The album of that name is the first in nearly five years for KEXP favorites Junior Boys, and it comes not just as a return to form but a revisitation of the pop sounds they’ve cherished for some time – house, techno, soul,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy at Town Hall 4/29

Loyal listeners of The Roadhouse on KEXP may have noticed host Greg Vandy was absent a bit last year… well, now you can hold in your hand the reason why: 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, out now via Sasquatch Books. ThisRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Sustainable Sounds at the Tractor Tavern 5/2

KEXP and Goodwill Seattle have teamed up yet again to honor the month of Earth Day and a night of amazing music! Join us at the Tractor Tavern on Monday, May 2nd for Sustainable Sounds featuring local bands Ivan & Alyosha, Lemolo, and Evening Bell. Proceeds from the night will go towards supporting Goodwill’s JobRead more…

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Announcing the 2016 Bumbershoot Line-Up

Now that we’re in our New Home, the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is in our own backyard of Seattle Center! And now that they’ve announced their 2016 line-up, we’re even more excited: local boys Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie, and (former Seattleite) Father John Misty are playing this year, as wellRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 25th: • KEXP Presents Wild Nothing, Whitney at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Bumbershoot 2016 Lineup Announcement Party at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, April 26th: • Scott H Biram, Jesse Dayton at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 4/25

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, April 25th: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Iggy Pop The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bob MouldRead more…

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Music That Matters: Timeless

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 509 – Timeless Midday Show host Cheryl Waters presents aRead more…

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Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth: KEXP’s Earth Day Video Roundup

Not only is today Earth Day, but we’re also on the cusp of music festival season. As we take time to celebrate our planet on this day, think about carrying that spirit with you all summer long: carry a reusable water bottle, or bring your own forks. Our planet will thank you! And in theRead more…

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