Author Archives: DJ Shannon

Time to Escape: More of DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

I’ve put together my latest list of Bands to Watch for 2014. (See my previous list on the KEXP Blog here.) Many of the tracks are US debuts or World Premieres. You can listen to them on my radio show Thursday night 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM PST. The Away Days This Turkish band’s single,Read more…

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Comforting Sounds: DJ Shannon’s Artists to Look Forward To in 2014

2014 is off to an amazing start with music, and especially a massive overdose of British and Australian bands! There are so many new bands I want to share, as well as some known bands with albums due out this year. Here are my highlights, and if you listen to my Thursday night 9:00 PMRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Shannon

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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Live Review: Daughter & Choir of Young Believers at Barboza

My most-anticipated live session on KEXP from our CMJ broadcast at Union Square Ballroom in NYC was Daughter. Then thankfully a week later, the London-based trio played their Seattle debut at Barboza with Choir of Young Believers from Copenhagen as their support.

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Live Review: Hanging onto Every Heartbeat with Cut Copy & Holy Ghost! @ Showbox SODO 4/12

photos by Dave Lichterman April is my birthday month. The week of my birthday kicked off two of my fave bands Foals (my #1 album of 2010) and Cut Copy (my current #1 of 2011). One of my Top 3 shows of my short life (enter laughter here) was Foals. I saw them in-studio thenRead more…

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Interview with Tame Impala

photos by Jennifer Sowell My favorite new band of the year is hands-down Tame Impala from Perth, Australia. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin Parker, the brain child behind my latest obsession, before their Portland show at the Doug Fir. I played the EP released in 2008 early that year because oneRead more…

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The Great Escape with DJ Shannon

I’m hosting my first international showcase in London that will kick off the Great Escape Festival in Brighton. The show is at Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill on Wednesday, May 13th. I already expect many listeners to my overnight show to attend. FatCat artist The Balky Mule and one of my news faves, Brighton-bandRead more…

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A month of shows with DJ Shannon

DJ Shannon & Guy Garvey photos and review by DJ Shannon May is an awesome month for shows in Seattle. My first 2 weeks have been jam-packed with some all-time faves and new up-and-comers. Kicking off May, Elbow played the Showbox. They played earlier in the day on KEXP. Lead singer, Guy Garvey, knows howRead more…

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KEXP Music That Matters podcast, Vol. 71 – Animals and Festivals

DJ Shannon emceeing at the Triple Doorphoto by Gregory A. Perez I’m all about festivals. All my vacations revolve around festivals. This year I went to 4: SXSW (Austin), The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), Monolith (Red Rocks in Colorado) and CMJ (NY). And I especially love KEXP Live Remote Broadcasts. This podcast highlights bands fromRead more…

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Rock It at Red Rocks for Monolith Festival

The huge music event takes place on September 14 and 15 at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado, just outside of Denver. Monolith Festival presented by Esurance will feature 5 stages and over 50 bands — all set in the open-air Amphitheatre, where you can be one with nature and music. I couldn’t think of aRead more…

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