Author Archives: KEXP

Announcing the 2017 Bumbershoot Line-Up

We’re excited to unveil the lineup for the 2017 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, held right here on the Seattle Center campus from Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd. This year’s lineup is bolder than ever, with headlining sets from Flume, Lorde and ODESZA. Among a wide range of artists are many KEXP faves,Read more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Susan Rogers Remembers Prince

Besides being the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory, and an associate professor at Berklee, Susan Rogers is also the person who worked most closely with the late Prince during quite possibly his most important period artistically. From 1983 to 1988, it was Susan who was on the other side of theRead more…

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Music That Matters: Smile Yourself Happy

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. 561 – Smile Yourself Happy There’s lots to smile aboutRead more…

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Record Store Day 2017: Limited Edition Release Spotlight

What began as a humble way of getting people to shop mom-and-pop record stores is now an international celebration: it’s Record Store Day, and this Saturday, April 22nd marks its 10th Anniversary. April also happens to be KEXP’s 45th anniversary as a station, and to celebrate both, KEXP DJs will be spinning 45 RPM recordsRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: BLOW

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week, we present Parisian dance rock combo BLOW: DJ Morgan says ofRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Break Up 4 Good at the Tractor Tavern 4/20

Tonight, Thursday, April 20th, KEXP and Goodwill team up to present Break Up 4 Good, part of Goodwill’s Sustainable Sounds series. Local faves Acapulco Lips, Cataldo, Prom Queen, Star Anna, and Goodbye Heart will take the stage of the Tractor Tavern, covering some of the best break-up songs. (Prom Queen, in particular, have a hilariousRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The 2017 Seagaze Festival at LoFi Performance Gallery 4/20-4/23

Only in its second year, the 2017 Seagaze Festival continues to lift their heads to spotlight some of the Northwest’s finest shoegaze, post punk, and psychrock bands this Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd at the LoFi Performance Gallery. Blackpool Astronomy guitarist Jeff McCollough has planned an impressive four-day schedule featuring beloved artist/producer ErikRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: David Byrne on Here Lies Love

Back in 2010, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborated on the concept album and “disco musical” Here Lies Love, which tells the story of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Following award-winning runs in New York, London, and Adelaide, Australia, the project has now arrived in Seattle, with performances running through May 28thRead more…

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Music that Matters: Big Beautiful Day

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. 560 – Big Beautiful Day Spring is here, and CherylRead more…

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KEXP at Trans Musicales: Moon Gogo

This week, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session each Friday, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week, we present a French-Korean fusion with Nantes duo Moon Gogo: DJRead more…

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