Author Archives: Reese Umbaugh

Northwest Artists Pick Their Best of 2009

Just like last year, I asked a few of my favorite local artists which albums defined their 2009. Here’s the rundown:

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Constant Lovers & Dog Shredder @ The Sunset!

On Saturday night, we’re broadcasting live from The Sunset Tavern in Ballard with Hannah Levin and special co-host Troy Nelson, bringing you live sets from Constant Lovers and Dog Shredder. Each month for the Audioasis live broadcast, one local charity is chosen as the event’s beneficiary. This month, that charity is the University District Food Bank, which has helped preventRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Charles Leo Gebhardt IV & The Shackles @ The Sunset!

On Saturday night, we’re broadcasting live from The Sunset Tavern in Ballard with Hannah Levin and special co-host DJ Rachel, bringing you live sets from Charles Leo Gebhardt IV and The Shackles. Each month for the Audioasis live broadcast, one local charity is chosen as the event’s beneficiary. This month, that charity is Teen Feed, an organizationRead more...

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Upcoming on Electronic Audioasis: DJ Alex with Lusine & Pezzner

Tune into KEXP this Saturday, September 19th for a special edition of Audioasis hosted by DJ Alex! Alex will feature live performances from local electronic artists Lusine, Pezzner, and an interview with Sean Horton, Co-Founder and Director of Decibel Festival. (6PM) Lusine (Jeff McIlwain) has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine forRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Mico de Noche

Mico de Noche (8PM) is a stoner sludge metal band from Seattle, Washington, USA. The band recorded their last album Cherries throughout 2006 as a collaborative project featuring several guest musicians. Cherries was released on November 6, 2007 on the Australian Cattle God label out of Austin, TX. In 2003, Mico de Noche was namedRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: The Femurs

The Femurs (8PM) began in New York in 1998 with just one member -- Rob Schaeffer a.k.a. Rob Femur -- who eventually left the East Coast behind to head west. After a stopover in Santa Cruz and a detour of a few weeks in Olympia, WA, Rob hitched his way to Seattle, where he ultimately settledRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: HOSTAS

HOSTAS (6PM) is the promising bass-heavy trio featuring Visqueen drummer Ben Hooker. Formed in the summer of 2008, the band has just released their debut, self-titled album on Fern Recordings. Make sure to check them out at Full Tilt Ice Cream on August 15th.

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground & Red Fang

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground (6PM) is an indie band started by Kirk Huffman and Kyle O’Quin of Gatsbys American Dream. Like Gatsbys, the band draws influence from a wide variety of musical genres. Though the band only has three official members, they have been known to perform with as many as 11 additionalRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Grynch

Tonight, Grynch (6PM) first discovered hip-hop in elementary school when a classmate let him borrow a tape of Dr. Dre’s classic, The Chronic. From that point on, it was a wrap as he became completely immersed in hip-hop music and culture, listening to and studying everything from Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle to Mobb Deep’s The Infamous.Read more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: The Dead Science & Thee Satisfaction

The Dead Science (6PM) is heavily influenced by their training as jazz musicians and involvement in the avant-garde music of a number of artists. Vocalist Sam Mickens has cited Prince as an influence on his vocal style, often noted in reviews of the bands’ work for its use of falsetto. 2008 brought the release ofRead more...

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