Category Archives: Audioasis

Audioasis is KEXP’s long running local music show. John Richards invited 3 very smart, talented, and informed local hosts to form the Audioasis crew. They are Lisa Wood, Sean Nelson and Abe Beeson. Between the four hosts they are able to deliver three hours of local and live bands from all areas and genres of the Northwest. Audioasis is the source for Seattle bands… You’ll hear the new, the old, the demos, the vinyl and the future of music. As we all know, music always starts in Seattle.

Live Video: Fauna Shade

A review of Fauna Shade‘s single “Marzipan” described their sound as “Floydian… zapping electronic wiggles.” This simultaneously whimsical yet vague description fits the band perfectly: their sound bounces through all the psychedelic subgenres, with droning stoner fuzz meeting some of Tame Impala’s catchier melodies, all set to a patient, mid-tempo shoegaze backdrop. The Everett, Washington, outfitRead more…

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Music That Matters: Sound Off! 2016

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 499 – Sound Off! 2016 Audioasis host DJ Sharlese presentsRead more…

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Live Video: The Courtneys

If you’ve wondered what might happen if you combined the sound and spirit of Bikini Kill or Pavement with the politics (as in none) and slacker mentality of Best Coast or Mac DeMarco then wonder no more, because Vancouver B.C.’s The Courtneys have made this a reality. They make fuzzy slacker rock with 90s evocationsRead more…

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KEXP Loves PDX… and Banana Stand!

All this year, KEXP has been hosting a series of unique fun events to raise money for our New Home campaign! Back in October, we hosted a two day showcase in Portland, one at Holocene and the other at Doug Fir. While there, we were fortunate to work with Louie Herr and Aaron Colter ofRead more…

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KEXP’s Audioasis Presents: MASZER, WILD POWWERS and Evening Bell this Friday!

This Friday, January 8th, KEXP’s Audioasis presents an evening of cosmic roots-rock, garage glam and desert psychedelia with Seattle bands MASZER, WILD POWWERS and Evening Bell. Headliners MASZER recently dazzled audiences at Macefield Music Fest and LoFi with their blend of classic psych rock, desert drone and Middle Eastern grooves (principle song-writer David T. Rapaport,Read more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sharlese

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015. Click here to check out other lists from our DJs, staff, volunteers, and interns, and click here to see the Top 90.3 Albums of 2015, as voted on by KEXP listeners! Sean Pierce // photo credit: Patrick Luhrs (viewRead more…

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KEXP Presents: KEXP Loves Portland 10/8-10/10

KEXP’s local music show Audioasis celebrates music from all across the Northwest, and this Saturday, October 3rd, we’ll be showing our love for Portland with an entire afternoon of in-studio sessions! 12 PM – Lost Lander LIVE on KEXP 2 PM – Hosannas LIVE on KEXP 4 PM – Summer Cannibals LIVE on KEXP 6:30Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 10/3

by McKenna Haley Our Community Partner of the month is Northwest Film Forum! They are proud to be Seattle’s premier film arts organization, supporting independent filmmakers and film lovers. They screen both independently-made and classic films, in addition to offering filmmaking classes all year-round for filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience. On OctoberRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Electronic Audioasis 9/5

KEXP is excited to present another special all-electronic edition of Audioasis this Saturday, September 5th! This weekend’s show is a celebration of this year’s upcoming Decibel Festival that will be held all across the city of Seattle from Wednesday, September 23rd through Wednesday, September 27th. Hosted by DJ Alex and co-produced with the help andRead more…

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It’s Called Videoasis and You Don’t Want to Miss It

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15th, as KEXP presents Videoasis at the Northwest Film Forum. KEXP has teamed up with Northwest Film Forum, Audioasis and World Famous to create the next installment of this special event, showcasing both newly crafted videos and old favorites to celebrate Northwest music, artists, and culture. Curated especially by Audioasis Host and Producer, Sharlese Metcalf and MusicRead more…

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