Author Archives: Susan Hood

KEXP Presents: 2014 Yule Benefit at Neumos this Saturday!

It’s the most wonderful time of year… if “wonderful” actually means insanely busy. All the more reason to make some time for the music and attend KEXP’s 2014 Yule Benefit! It’s back and better than ever. This year features an amazing line-up of artists — Strand of Oaks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, S, and Cabana —Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Dancing on the Valentine X at Neumos 2/13/2015

Attention shoppers: For a holiday gift that ticks the experiential and charitable boxes, pick up a Dancing on the Valentine X ticket for a friend or loved one – plus one for yourself, of course – and mark your calendars for Friday, February 13th at Neumos. Dancing on the Valentine celebrates its 10th year asRead more…

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Song Premiere: Lost Lander – Walking on a Wire

When Lost Lander‘s Matt Sheehy sings, “It feels like we’ve been walking on wire,” we can relate. It’s a tightrope act with the band Lost Lander, a tension created by catchy loops, and layered lyrics, either of which are all too easy to get lost in. “Hold onto that thread,” Sheehy advises, and he’s notRead more…

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Live Video: The Donkeys

The Donkeys are so So-Cal. “There’s no getting around it,” noted DJ Cheryl Waters, when the band stopped by KEXP this past summer and played songs from their recent album, Born with Stripes. The Donkeys sound brings to mind images of shimmery, hazy days. If you’ve never surfed San Diego, this is what it soundsRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: SUB POP USA Book Launch Party 11/29

We love music. We love books about music. And we love parties with music, which makes this Saturday, November 29th kind of a dream come true. Celebrate the recent publication of Bruce Pavitt’s SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with tunes spun by Beat Happening front manRead more…

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Live Video: Owen Pallett

It’s been four years since Owen Pallett stopped by KEXP for a live in-studio, four long years. Although he’s grown a beard, Pallett’s new music could be described as clean-shaven, bare in its autobiographical revelations. His latest material even includes his phone number! In between performances of songs both new and old, Pallett and DJRead more…

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Live Video: Arga Bileg

Arga Bileg swings. And we’re incredibly grateful the Mongolian band made time to swing by KEXP recently to record a session with Wo’Pop’s Darek Mazzone. Currently on their second tour of the U.S., Arga Bileg fuses traditional Mongolian instruments such as the horsehead fiddle — made of bamboo and horse tail — with Western compositions.Read more…

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Live Video: Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo creates incredibly intimate music. There’s a personal quality to the music that can only come from a bunch of old friends writing and playing music together, as they describe the production process for their second, sophomore effort out on Sub Pop, At Best Cuckold. KEXP’s Cheryl Waters aptly describes the band as quilters,Read more…

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Live Video: Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley, the multi-Grammy award winning musician and son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, likens being a musician to being a farmer – he waits for the writing season, tends the seeds of ideas, and harvests a crop of songs. “The music comes organically,” he says. And what sweet fruit it is. Watch as MarleyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival Oct 3-4

With a focus on Northwest music, and set in our beloved Ballard, Macefield Music Festival is the music festival that brings it all home, this Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th. Few things seem more emblematic to the Northwest than the festival’s spirited, independent namesake, Ballard’s legendary Edith Macefield, who refused to sell herRead more…

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