Category Archives: Interviews

Immigrant Songs: Meklit

Immigrants move to a new country for a guarantee: That life can be better in ways that were impossible in the home country. This is certainly true for Meklit Hadero, an Ethiopian-born woman who, through her immigrant experience as well as her talent, became an intriguing artist in the US. Immigration is inherently a traumaticRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Ryan Granger of The Grizzled Mighty

The duo behind The Grizzled Mighty play hard, up-tempo rock. Their big, beefy chords and frenetic drumming inspire the blood cells running in your veins to speed up and push you to new heights. Don’t believe us? You can check out the band’s new album here and go see them live at Neumos today (Saturday,Read more…

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Interview: Brandi Carlile Talks New Album, New Baby, and KEXP’s New Home

When Brandi Carlile and her cohorts Tim and Phil Hanseroth (a.k.a. The Twins) take the stage this Friday night at the Moore Theatre for a sold-out “Pin Drop” show to benefit KEXP’s New Home, you can expect to hear new songs crackling with energy and emotion. That’s a direct outcome of the real life feel-for-allRead more…

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Jack White

Just before a pair of sold-out shows at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, sat down with Jack White to discuss his new album, Lazaretto, his label, Third Man Records, vintage recordings, the Paramount reissues and even his sprained ankle. Listen to the interview, as featured on TheRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Timber! Artists

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival brings together musicians, scholars, outdoors folk, star enthusiasts, campers and lovers of root beer to enjoy a weekend of music and nature. To help celebrate this weekend’s wonderful outdoor music experience, we at KEXP wanted to ask some of the musicians performing at Timber! this weekend a few questions about theirRead more…

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Kraftwerk

Considered “The Beatles” of electronic music, Kraftwerk broke new boundaries in computerized composition when they broke into the scene in the 1970s. The German group were ahead of their time, and now, the future has finally caught up with them. Kraftwerk are currently on tour, performing their ground-breaking albums in 3D across the country. KEXPRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Jeff Fielder

Jeff Fielder is one of Seattle’s most sought after guitar players. He’s played with Flight to Mars, Star Anna, Sera Cahoone and many, many more. Recently, he’s teamed up with Mark Lanegan for some U.S. and European touring. Jeff is also a world class visual artist (which you can see below). KEXP had a chanceRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Nikki Lane

KEXP asks musicians, “What is your favorite song, not of all time, but right at this minute?” Nikki Lane: There’s a lot of stuff that I’ve been listening to, but I think right now, it’s a song by Daniel Romano, who is also on my label, titled “He Lets Her Memory Go (Wild).” And it’sRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Kishi Bashi

KEXP asks musicians, “What song is ruling your world today?” Kishi Bashi: I really like that song by Cinematic Orchestra called “To Build A Home.” I think Patrick Watson sings on it. It’s really beautiful. It’s so beautiful I wish I had written it. The new album from Kishi Bashi, titled Lighght, is out nowRead more…

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with SOHN

KEXP asks musicians, “What song can you not get enough of today?” SOHN: Easy. “Mecca” by Wild Beasts. The lyrics are really incredible, and it’s just a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful song. SOHN‘s debut album, Tremors, is out now on 4AD Records.

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