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: Stephanie

Seattle-based quartet Stephanie have been making waves with a few choice tracks uploaded to their Bandcamp for free, and a short album for GGNZLA. Combine that with captivating live performances, and you’ve got the recipe for an underground sensation. The band’s lo-fi pop hooks and Casio synth riffs are mixed with soulful vocals, calling toRead more...

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Live Video: Grieves & Budo

Now based in Seattle, Grieves exploded onto the hip-hop scene in 2007, and when the time came for his follow-up, he teamed up with producer Budo. Together, they’ve crafted two albums that push the boundaries of conventional hip-hop, the latter of which, Together/Apart, dropped earlier this year. Combining horn, guitar, and keyboard elements with traditionalRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Audioasis Team

Every Saturday night from 6-9pm, you can tune into KEXP’s local show Audioasis. Hosted by Hannah Levin, the show brings you a program packed with in-studios, old favorites and up and coming artist that make up our thriving Northwest music scene. In the background there are a small batch of us who help the showRead more...

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Northwest Artists Pick Their Best of 2011

In keeping with blog-age tradition (see: 2010, 2009, 2008), I checked in with some of my favorite local artists and asked what albums musically defined their 2011. Here are the results: Galen from Pickwick: Gardens and Villa Shabazz Palaces - Black Up Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Chad Vangaalen - Diaper Island Eccentric Soul -Read more...

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KEXP’s Community Partnership Initiative: The Emergency Feeding Program

This month, KEXP’s Community Partnership Initiative is pleased to spotlight The Emergency Feeding Program, a NW organization who works in collaboration with over 130 organizations to distribute 15 different varieties of nutritionally balanced, culturally appropriate, and diet specific food bags to hungry individuals and families throughout King County. Here are five things you can doRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Happy Halloween from KEXP! We’ve got a frighteningly good week of shows lined-up for you, starting with our Halloween Open House at KEXP from Noon to 5pm. This would be a perfect time to drop by the station and try to scare one of the DJ’s! Follow up your daytime fun with an evening atRead more...

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Live Video: Ivan & Alyosha

Seattle’s own Ivan & Alyosha was formed by the duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary in 2007. The pair met while working separately, but soon found themselves working almost exclusively together. Since then, they’ve added to their lineup and solidified themselves as a Pacific Northwest force to be reckoned with, specializing in a literateRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Red Dress

Our previously scheduled in-studio performer for tonight, Tu Fawning, had to cancel at the last minute due to illness, and fortuitously, there was a last minute replacement waiting in the wings. Red Dress was a Seattle band that formed in 1977 and was hugely influential in the city’s early, artier underground scene. Described by someRead more...

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Northwest Artists Pick Their Best of 2010

Just like 2008 & 2009, I caught up with some of my favorite local bands and artists to find out what 2010 records had the most spins throughout their year. Thanks to everyone who contributed and I look forward to a new year of awesome local music! Feral Children picks: The Books - The WayRead more...

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2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Audioasis Team

Every Saturday night form 6-9pm, you can tune into KEXP’s local show Audioasis. Hosted by Hannah Levin, the show brings you a program packed with in-studios, old favorites and up and coming artist that make up our thriving Northwest music scene. In the background there are a small batch of us who help the showRead more...

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