Category Archives: Interviews

Exclusive Interview: John Carpenter

Master filmmaker and composer John Carpenter just doesn’t know when to slow down. With almost 4 decades now separating him from seminal films and soundtracks like Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, Halloween, and The Fog, Carpenter is looking to expand his repertoire. 2015 marked his entrance into electronic music sceneRead more…

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Interview with Bassist MonoNeon, One of the Last People to Play with Prince

Interview by Trent Moorman For the past year, Prince had been playing with a 25 year-old bass player from Memphis known as MonoNeon. He is Dywane Thomas, Jr., a preternaturally talented musician, previously enrolled at Berklee College of Music. When he plays, Thomas’s face is often covered by brightly colored ski masks, he has aRead more…

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Funky Drummer Day: 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews Part Three

In honor of Funky Drummer Day, local musician and journalist Trent Moorman has graciously shared interviews he’s done for The Stranger and Vice Magazine for 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews, a four-part series here on the KEXP Blog! Listen all day today, Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for Funky Drummer Day itself!Read more…

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Funky Drummer Day: 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews Part One

In honor of Funky Drummer Day, local musician and journalist Trent Moorman has graciously shared interviews he’s done for The Stranger and Vice Magazine for 24 Drummers, 24 Interviews, a four-part series here on the KEXP Blog! Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for Funky Drummer Day itself! KEXPRead more…

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KEXP Presents: International Clash Day New Home Benefit at The Skylark 2/6

The station “where the music matters” is paying tribute to the “the only band that matters” this Friday on the air, but the party doesn’t stop there: on Saturday, February 6th, The Skylark in West Seattle hosts an International Clash Day Concert to benefit KEXP’s New Home! Seattle favorites Polyrhythmics, Skullbot, The Dumps, Solvents, HotelRead more…

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International Clash Day: Interview with Director Julien Temple

Throughout the history of punk, director Julien Temple was there to film it. His very first short film was Sex Pistols Number 1, a documentary of the band from 1976-1977 that led to the 1980 mockumentary The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, and subsequently The Filth and the Fury. In addition to his filmography, TempleRead more…

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17 Women, 17 Voices: An Interview with Reykjavíkurdætur

Icelandic hip hop collective Reykjavíkurdætur (“Daughters of Reykjavik”) are a force to be reckoned with. A huge group of seventeen women, they work together to create songs about topics ranging from sexual politics to political ones. During KEXP’s broadcast at Iceland Airwaves last year, they played to a packed house at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik. BeforeRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Charles Peterson

On August 23rd, Seattle musicians Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and Mark Arm ascended the roof of Pike Place Market for Raw Power KEXP, a historical evening of Iggy & the Stooges covers. But they weren’t the only local legends on stage. Off to the side, quietly stood world-renowned photographer Charles Peterson. As theRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Richard Lloyd and Jessica Dobson

As a founding member of seminal post-punk group Television, Richard Lloyd continues to influence generations of future guitarists, including Seattle’s own Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver. On the eve of Lloyd’s Wednesday night show at the Columbia City Theatre, we gathered the two guitar gods for a chat. What followed was an intimate, uncensoredRead more…

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Inside Paul’s Boutique: Interviews with The Dust Brothers

As we step inside Paul’s Boutique today, we’re are exploring all of the intricate and diverse elements that have made Beastie Boys‘s second LP so revolutionary. Perhaps no greater element to the genesis and genius of the album was the Beasties’ collaboration with the Dust Brothers, two friends who, while in college, experimented with musicRead more…

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