Author Archives: Ryan Bort

Day 1 of KEXP @ SXSW is Nearly Underway from Mellow Johnny’s!

At 11:30 PM in Austin and 9:30 PM in Seattle, Minneapolis rockers Howler will kick off KEXP’s exclusive lineup of SXSW performances from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin. We will be bringing you three full days of performances, all broadcast live on 90.3 FM in Seattle and around the world at KEXP.org. And, ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Wussy – Pulverized

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Much ado has been made over a particularly bizarre performance given by Deerhunter and Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox in Minneapolis last Friday. Supposedly, the performance featured audience members waving their chairs over their head, at least one stripping to his underwear, Cox waxing philosophical on the current state of music, and, famously, an hour-longRead more…

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Song of the Day: Disappears – Replicate

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Hip-hop mag XXL recently released its 5th annual Freshman Class, and Seattle’s own Macklemore was deemed worthy of inclusion. Though the up-and-coming MC is nothing new to Northwest hip hop fans, he has yet to receive the amount of national media coverage many 206ers feel he deserves. Hopefully, wielding a gold-dipped pipe in the centerRead more…

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Song of the Day: Zoos Of Berlin – Haven’t Eyes

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Metric have announced that they’ll be releasing their fifth full-length album, Synthetica, on June 12 via their own Metric Music International Label. The album will mark the Toronto band’s first release since 2009’s Fantasies. To reinvigorate your love for Emily Haines and company, check out this video of their 2009 acoustic performance of “Gold GunsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Barry Adamson – Black Holes In My Brain

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Song of the Day: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

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 tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Album Review: Tennis – Young & Old

Tennis‘ 2011 debut album, Cape Dory was solely a product of a prolonged sailing voyage along the East Coast taken by front people Alaina Moore and Patrick Reilly, who didn’t consider themselves musicians prior to departing after graduating from college. The husband-and-wife duo, bursting with experience, emotion, and inspiration following the trip, felt the needRead more…

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