Author Archives: KEXP

R.I.P. Bobby Womack

Soul legend Bobby Womack has passed away today at the age of 70. Cause of death is not currently being reported. Womack began performing music in the mid-’50s, and was discovered by Sam Cooke who signed his band, The Valentinos, to SAR Records. The Valentinos’ 1964 single “It’s All Over Now” was covered by theRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Big Gay Podcast 2014

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. 414 - Big Gay Podcast 2014 KEXP seems to getRead more...

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Video Roundup: Celebrating Gay Pride

We celebrate gay pride all the time here at KEXP, but every year, at the end of June, the nation honors those who marched in 1970 in remembrance of the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This Sunday, June 29th, Seattle itself celebrates the 40th Anniversary of our own Pride Parades,Read more...

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TV Eye: Week of 6/23

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, June 23rd Late Show with David Letterman: Broken Bells Jimmy Kimmel Live: St. Paul andRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, June 23rd • Robyn Hitchcock at Columbia City Theatre // 21+ (more info) • Veruca Salt (original line-up) at The Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Acapulco Lips, Cobalt Cranes, VISION, Killer Ghost at The Lo-Fi // 21+ (more info) • World Party, Gabriel Kelley at The Triple Door // All Ages (moreRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3

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. 413 - Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 3 KEXP’s Resident RunnerRead more...

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Video Roundup: Summer Solstice

It doesn’t quite feel like it in Seattle — we’ve been alternating from jackets to tank tops, boots to sandals, all in the same day — but the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21st! Due to the tilt of earth’s semi-axis on this day, it will be the longest period of daylight, perfect forRead more...

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Video Roundup: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Here at KEXP, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day, but today, Friday, June 20th, it’s officially a day to have a furry office-mate! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), Take Your Dog To Work Day was initiated to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from localRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Dance Your Cash Off 2014

Tonight at Washington Hall in the Central District, join KEXP DJs Riz and El Toro as they spin music for five hours straight in the Dance Your Cash Off 2014 challenge to help raise money for 826 Seattle! Hosted by Lindy West, the winners of this dance marathon will be chosen by celebrity judges ChristopherRead more...

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Live Video: Little Big Show #9 with Cloud Cult and Benjamin Verdoes

Last month, Neptune Theatre hosted the latest in our ongoing series of benefit shows as KEXP, Starbucks and STG presented Little Big Show #9, with 100% of ticket sales going to local non-profit Hugo House. Headliners, and long-time KEXP favorites, Cloud Cult performed a typically uplifting set, as dynamic emotionally as musically. Following the releaseRead more...

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