Author Archives: Susan Hood

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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KEXP Suggests: Project Pabst, Portland 9/26-9/28

Any excuse is a good one for a weekend road trip to Portland, so far as we’re concerned. This weekend is something of a no-brainer, in more ways than one, with the debut music festival Project Pabst. On September 26th through 28th, celebrate the PBR-PDX love affair that went public more than a decade agoRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Rifflandia Festival September 11-14

September slays us – the kids are back in school, the visitors have gone, and the weather is glorious. For now. Celebrate September in the Northwest at Rifflandia, the four-day multi-venue music festival in the picturesque town of Victoria, BC, this weekend, September 11-14. It should come as no surprise that Rifflandia 2014 features a stellarRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Space Theory Presents MoRuF at Re-Bar 6/7

Hip hop fans and aficionados, it’s a must-see show this Saturday, June 7 – Space Theory presents MoRuf, with special guests OC Notes, Porter Ray, and Stas THEE Boss from THEESatisfaction at Re-Bar. The evening is a special celebration and introduction to the Northwest for New Jersey native MoRuf, who is ready to shake upRead more…

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Song of the Day: Psychic Rites – Alone at Night

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Alone at Night” by PsychicRead more…

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