Author Archives: Matthew Howland

KEXP Celebrates National Radio Week

Starting on Monday, August 14th, KEXP will celebrate National Radio Week, featuring a variety of special programming dedicated to beloved radio stations largely no longer on the dial. National Radio Day, officially celebrated on August 20th, will be stretched to an entire week to give over the KEXP airwaves to radio stations that were takenRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural with The Helio Sequence, Summer Cannibals, COSMOS

This past week’s Concert at the Mural proved to be a great kickoff to our weekly concerts at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater, featuring music from local acts The Helio Sequence, Summer Cannibals, and COSMOS. These bands were joined by a host of local food vendors, and an enthusiastic audience which packed the Mural. Before tonight’s ConcertRead more…

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Live Review: Waxahatchee at the Neptune Theater 7/24

The night after the end of this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, Waxahatchee played the Neptune Theater, joined by Cayetana and Snail Mail. This timing dig beg the question of why the Block Party bookers did not snag Crutchfield & co. Either way, the bands played spirited sets, filling the thousand-capacity theater. Snail Mail led off the bill.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Big Thief – Shark Smile

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Shark Smile” by BigRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Chautauqua Music Fest 8/4 – 8/5

This weekend, Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th, the Chautauqua Music Festival takes over the Vashon Eagles on Vashon Island. The festival was founded to benefit elementary and middle school arts programs on Vashon Island. To date, Chautauqua has raised over 14,000 dollars to “help augment [Vashon schools’] ability to ensure every young, promisingRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Danny Brown, Torres, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius

Day 3 of 2017’s Capitol Hill Block Party proved to be the fest’s most musically satisfying, stellar sets from Danny Brown, Torres, Angel Olsen, and Perfume Genius sounding great against the urban Capitol Hill backdrop. Coming on at 5:15 to the sounds of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Danny Brown effortlessly delighted a frat house crowd, performing tracks from his second (XXX), thirdRead more…

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Song of the Day: Juana Molina – Cosoco

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 “Cosoco” by Juana MolinaRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kevin Morby – Come to Me Now

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 “Come to Me Now,” byRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Wolf Parade, Austra

Another year of Capitol Hill Block Party has arrived, bringing with it a sea of bro-tank tops, increased public intoxication, and a variety of local and national music acts. The music of Day 1 was quite good, with sets from Noname, Thundercat, and Katie Kate starting off the festival on an upbeat note. Wolf Parade and AustraRead more…

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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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