Author Archives: Susan Hood

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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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/23-5/26

Nothing says the start of the summer quite like the Northwest Folklife Festival, the nation’s largest community powered festival… and KEXP’s future neighbors at Seattle Center! Now in its 43rd year, Northwest Folklife Festival is a family affair, with the expanded hands-on Discovery Zone and nearly non-stop family-friendly performances and activities. This year’s Memorial DayRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Vivid Spectacle Opening Night Party tonight!

From French-made Scopitones of the 1960s to Michael Jackson dancing like a zombie — The EMP Museum is proud to unveil their latest exhibit, Spectacle: The Music Video, which will trace the evolution of “music videos” throughout history. And you won’t want to miss their spectacular opening night party, tonight, May 16th, from 7:00 toRead more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Mother’s Day

We love our moms at KEXP! Whether it’s singing us to sleep, or taking us to our first shows, it’s often our mothers who provide us with our first real musical connection to the world. We’ve got some great memories of moms at the station, from Rachel Flotard of Visqueen, who dropped by KEXP withRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Audioasis Sound-Off Showcase Benefit Show 5/9

Imagine a world without Lonely Forest, Kithkin, or Tomten? No, thank you! And what do these bands all have in common? They’re all EMP Sound Off! alums. EMP’s Sound Off! — the Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands — and Audioasis — the longest-running Northwest music show hosted by Sharlese Metcalf —Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Bumbershoot Line-up Announcement Party 5/8

Bumbershoot fans, it’s almost here! The great unveiling for the Bumbershoot 2014: Art in the Great Northleft music line-up takes place on Thursday, May 8th at Neumo’s, featuring local soulsters Pickwick and the indie-folk sounds of Naomi Wachira. Seventy-four-time Jeopardy winner/novelist host Ken Jennings promises to keep the evening entertaining in-between sets.

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KEXP Suggests: Tomo Nakayama at Town Hall

At KEXP, we love us some Tomo Nakayama — Grand Hallway frontman, member of local acts Gold Leaves, Sera Cahoone and The Maldives, Seattle Rock Orchestra collaborator — not to mention, the new Seattle Town Hall Artist in Residence. Join Tomo Nakayama at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 29th for “Scratch Night,” an interactive, hands-onRead more…

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