Author Archives: Matthew Howland

Afternoon Show Tribute to Chris Cornell from Matt Cameron

As part of KEXP’s remembrance of Chris Cornell on what would have been his 53rd birthday, The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole will broadcast an alternate final setlist at 4:00 PM (PST), which was graciously provided to KEXP by Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer and local music fixture Matt Cameron. Below, Cameron writes in a brief e-mailRead more…

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Live Review: The Drums at Neumos 7/17

The Drums played a packed Neumos on July 17th, with frontman Jonny Pierce giving a spirited rendition of tracks from across The Drums discography. The Seattle show was the kickoff to an extensive tour for the band, which goes on until the end of the year, and includes a lengthy stint in Europe. A handful ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Beach Fossils – This Year

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “This Year” by Beach Fossils, from theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Japanese Breakfast – Machinist

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Machinist” by Japanese Breakfast, fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Palm – Walkie Talkie

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Walkie Talkie” by Palm, from theirRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scored by The Invincible Czars

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars Festival Screenings:  Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM – The Triple Door During the last week of this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, Austin band The Invincible Czars will perform an original soundtrack to the 1920 silent film classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Do Make Say Think – Bound and Boundless

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription.  This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear.  Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Bound and Boundless” by DoRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Car Seat Headrest

It hit around “Maud Gone”: Will Toledo has finally found a band as talented as he is. For many years, Car Seat Headrest existed as the bedroom project of Will Toledo, releasing countless albums of expressive, vibrant pop/punk. However, after being signed to Matador, Toledo began recording and touring with a full band, including guitarist EthanRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Kyle Craft

For the uninitiated, Kyle Craft can sing. At once raspy, evocative, and grandiose, Mr. Craft’s voice sounds straight from his soul, imbuing his music with an immediate punch and anchor. His voice was the clear focal point of an excellent performance at Day 3 of Sasquatch Music Festival at the Yeti Stage, drawing a small but enthusiasticRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 2: MGMT

Before a closing performance from Twenty One Pilots, MGMT played a packed set at Sasquatch Music Festival‘s Main Stage, playing tracks from each of their past records, including several to be featured on the forthcoming Little Dark Age. As evidenced by past live performances, MGMT are unafraid of spectacle. The band’s Sasquatch set featured four large video monitorsRead more…

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