Author Archives: Talia Shapiro

Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 2

The second day of Macefield Music Festival invoked thunderstorms and musical fanfare as dozens of bands faced ecstatic crowds of music lovers at the KEXP Mainstage, Tractor Tavern, Conor Byrne Pub, and The Sunset. Seattle rapper Grynch threw down his approachable, lyrical west coast rhymes for an early group of fans at the Mainstage. Full ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Field Mouse – The Order of Things

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Order of Things” by Field Mouse fromRead more…

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Live Review: The Gits, The Raveonettes, Black Lips, Ming City Rockers at Elysian’s 20th Anniversary 6/12/16

Music and beer are a perfect pair. Add Seattle as a backdrop, and it gets even better. At Elysian’s 20th Anniversary event this past Saturday, fans of all three came together for a celebratory day at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Festival attendees sipped Elysian brews to sets by Ming City Rockers, Black Lips, The Raveonettes,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Marissa Nadler – Janie In Love

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 “Janie in Love” by Marissa Nadler fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Night Beats – Sunday Mourning

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 “Sunday Mourning” by Night Beats fromRead more…

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Live Review: KEXP’s New Home Benefit with Lucius and Navvi at Tractor Tavern 11/16/15

The old Ballard clock tower chimed 8 o’clock Monday night and met a persistent and meandering line of excited music fans, waiting to enter the threshold of the Tractor Tavern, for the sold-out show to benefit KEXP’s new home with Lucius and NAVVI. Lagunitas was on tap, with a portion of the proceeds to supportRead more…

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Song of the Day: MASZER – Fata Mirage

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 “Fata Mirage”, a 2015 self-released singleRead more…

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Live Video: Django Django

A far cry from the “bedroom setup” they used to record their debut album, which took the world by storm in 2011, Django Django recently released the studio recorded Born Under Saturn, with a more confident and much bigger sound. The London four-piece didn’t let fame or external pressures influence the new material, and each member actively collaborated in the creative process,Read more…

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Live Review: Brandi Carlile with Secret Sisters at The Paramount 10/16/15

For Brandi Carlile, homecomings are sweet, and last Friday’s concert at The Paramount was filled with intimate harmonies and an energetic stage presence as Brandi and the band sang of love, family, and connection. A multi-generational crowd packed into the historic theater as the musicians returned to their Seattle roots.

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival, Day 2

The second day of the Macefield Music Festival featured indie musicians spanning punk, folk, pop, rock, hip hop, and just about every hybrid in between, as Seattle residents continued to enjoy shows from some of their favorite groups. The festival brought artists together for an unforgettably diverse lineup and fans connected over a common appreciation ofRead more…

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