Author Archives: Matthew Howland

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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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 2: DoNormaal (& Friends)

No stranger to the KEXP Blog or airwaves, DoNormaal took Sasquatch Music Festival by storm, playing a collaborative set which featured additional performances from close collaborators including Raven Matthews, Taylar Elizza Beth, Guayaba, and Astro King Pheonix. DoNormaal remains a magnetic, distinctive performer, particularly in moments where she pauses to observe the crowd or herRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: The Head and the Heart

As the sun began to set on The Gorge Amphitheater, The Head and the Heart played a memorable set at Day 1 of Sasquatch Music Festival, representing Seattle in the Eastern Washington Sasquatch setting. Despite Josiah Johnson still being absent from the band, the band still demonstrated their ability to craft heart-rending harmonies, drawing onRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: On The Road

On The Road (UK, 2016, 112 Minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom.) Festival Screenings: Wednesday, May 31, 2017- SIFF Cinema Egyptian Friday, June 2nd, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, June 7th, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Michael Winterbottom has made a career out of keeping busy, constantly reinventing his directorial style with every new film. His second-most-recent film, one ofRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: The Hotelier

One would not necessarily associate The Hotelier with Sasquatch Music Festival. The band, out of Worcester, MA, make notably anthemic emo/punk rock. Their sophomore record Goodness graced a number of Top 10s in 2016 (see: a No. 5 finish on the AV Club’s list), and brought the group’s music to a larger audience. However, one had to wonder whether TheRead more…

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