Author Archives: KEXP

Midnight In A Perfect World: Shigeto

Detroit’s Zach Saginaw, a.k.a. Shigeto, has been crafting immaculate and unique music over the past half-decade, most notably and consistently for revered American electronic music label Ghostly International. With a heavy jazz background, a strong love for hip-hop, and prodigious skills as an electronic producer, Shigeto combines these different influences to create a stunning liveRead more…

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Music That Matters: Life Pass

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. 514 – Life Pass Swingin’ Doors host Don Slack presentsRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening

Last month, KEXP officially opened the doors to our new home. To celebrate, we invited all our friends. Thousands of listeners and supporters showed up to our all-day party, featuring many of our favorite artists performing. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Bob Mould and Deep Sea Diver wowed the crowd outside in the Seattle Center’sRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/27-5/30

From outside the windows of KEXP’s New Home, we can see them setting up: it’s almost time for the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through 30th, Seattle Center will transform itself into a multi-cultural arts and music extravaganza. This year’s focus is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song,”Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 23rd: Giuda, The Knast, Tough Times at The Funhouse // All Ages (more info) Kode9, Kid Smpl, Tom Kha Soup at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Neumos // All Ages (more info)

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TV Eye: Week of 5/23

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, May 23rd: The Late Late Show with James Corden: Frightened Rabbit Last Call with CarsonRead more…

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Music That Matters: Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2016

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. 513 – Sasquatch! Roadtrip Mixtape 2016 Whether you’re attending inRead more…

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Pedal to Whatever: A KEXP Bike to Work Video Roundup

It’s Bike to Work Day, a day KEXP has long championed as many of us here, such as Morning Show DJ John Richards, are bike riders ourselves. KEXP has compiled a Video Roundup of bike-related songs to get you pedaling! Hit the road!

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KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 5/20-5/22

Is it really only the fourth annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival? In just a few years, this Northwest fest has established itself as a must-see musical bonanza. This year is no exception: from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, the streets of Everett, Washington will shake with the sounds of 80+ bands over justRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Rob Garza

As one of the founding members of pioneering Washington, DC electronic music duo Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza has been on steady rotation for decades with his innovative globe-spanning blend of trip-hop, dub, downtempo, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge flavors. Now living in San Francisco, Garza travels to the far corners of the globe with newRead more…

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