Category Archives: Interviews

We Just Want to Play Shows: An Oral History of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (Part 1)

By Dusty Henry and Sharlese Metcalf How old were you when you went to your first show? A better question – how old were you when you went to your first show without your parents? In the Seattle area, we’re truly lucky to have spaces where young people can experience and create music on their ownRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: DoNormaal

Seattle emcee DoNormaal offers surprise after lyrical surprise in the tightly packed, staccato rhymes brimming on her latest LP, Third Daughter. The rapper, who burst on the Emerald City scene in November 2015 with the release of her beloved first full-length Jump Or Die has maintained status as one of Seattle’s most sought-after spitters. WithRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: SOFI TUKKER

If you’re wondering about the irresistibly funky house track behind the latest iPhone X ad, we’ve got you covered. KEXP recently spoke to Grammy-nominated, New York-based duo SOFI TUKKER, whose new song, “Best Friend,” soundtracks the new Apple ad out last week. Before their Saturday night set at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival earlier thisRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Julee Cruise

  [ SPOILERS AHEAD ] We can’t believe it’s over. Over the past weeks, Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return has enthralled us, and featured some pretty excellent musical guests. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar in the city of Twin Peaks.Read more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Silver Apples, Kikagaku Moyo, Bastard Disco

Day 2 of KEXP’s visit to the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland was a perfect reflection of what founder Artur Rojek is aiming for: diversity not only in sound but in origin. KEXP’s DJ Morgan spent time chatting with musicians from around the globe: up-and-coming Warsaw band Bastard Disco, Tokyo psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo, andRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Eddie Vedder

  [ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch’s love for music is almost as strong as Agent Cooper’s love for coffee (welcome back!), and it’s reflected in the soundtrack for Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar inRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Industrial Revelation

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle fusion quartet Industrial Revelation, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with The Maldives and Emma Lee Toyoda. It really wouldn’t be much of a hyperbole to say the four members of Industrial RevelationRead more…

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OFF Festival 2017: Interviews w/ Beak>, Artur Rojek, Ulrika Spacek, Trupa Trupa, MORE

For our third year, KEXP returned to Katowice, Poland for OFF Music Festival, a weekend of music after our own hearts. “The OFF line-up neither favors nor discriminates against any specific genres,” explained founder (and musician himself), Artur Rojek. “What matters is the music and the quality of that music. We want the OFF FestivalRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Maldives

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle folk rock outfit The Maldives, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda. If you’ve been around the Seattle scene at any point in the last decade orRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Jimmy James of The True Loves

Imagine a pair of bell-bottoms. A suede vest. A wide collar, strutting leather boots. Similarly, imagine sequins and elongated lashes. Pearls and sly eyes. If you can imagine this, you can begin to sense the spirits that inspired the newest record from Seattle soul and funk group, The True Loves. Their album, Famous Last Words,Read more…

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