Category Archives: Interviews

KEXP Suggests: DRILL: SEATTLE w/ Wire + Interview with Colin Newman

Earlier this year, post-punk legends Wire conceived of a music festival, DRILL. Frontman Colin Newman explains, “The concept is simple: it’s an unpretentious city festival featuring artists from across all genres actively curated by Wire with a lot of input from local, informed media partners. The concerts take place in small venues with great soundRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Star Anna

Star Anna has many inspirations – and that’s a good thing given all the trouble she’s gone through lately, from not knowing whether her new album, Go To Hell, would come to fruition, to going through a difficult, somewhat public break-up. But Star Anna, the woman with the stormy voice, who has worked with myriad localRead more...

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Live Video & Interview: HAERTS

During our CMJ broadcast last month, KEXP was excited to host a performance from New York’s own HAERTS, a band clearly on the brink of something big. With just a couple of singles and one EP to their charmingly-misspelled name, we felt fortunate to share some of their unreleased tracks with the world. Watch theirRead more...

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Interview: Pearl Jam with Director Judd Apatow

When you’re a band as big as Pearl Jam, do you really need to do interviews? Nah, probably not. What if you’ve got a new album titled Lightning Bolt, due out October 14th on their own label Monkeywrench? Well, okay, fine then. As a band that has legendarily made their own rules throughout their decadesRead more...

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: ADULT. at the 2013 Movement Festival

by DJ Sharlese and Chris Aldrich Back in May, KEXP was lucky enough to make our first ever trip out to Detroit, MI, for the 2013 Movement Festival. Now in its 13th year, this largely techno-centric festival has dialed itself down to a science, with production values reaching an all-time high on both the visualRead more...

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Sir Paul McCartney

How does arguably the most beloved musician in the world kill time as his limo races through the streets of Seattle with full police escort? He waves to his thronging mobs of fans with one hand and calls KEXP with the other. Ever the industrious overachiever! Sir Paul McCartney wanted to check in with SeattleRead more...

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Sub Pop Records Will Have Their Revenge on Seattle: Looking Back on 25 Years, Part 4

Today, we wrap-up our series of Sub Pop Memories. (Check out previous installments here, here, and here.) Surely, new memories will be made this Saturday, July 13th at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee in Georgetown, and you can read all about those on the KEXP Blog in the year 2038.

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Sub Pop Records Will Have Their Revenge on Seattle: Looking Back on 25 Years, Part 3

Hey, Sub Pop Records, you blushin’ yet? All week long, KEXP has been asking their roster, their minions, and the Seattle music community to share their memories of this legendary label as we help celebrate their 25th anniversary and eagerly await the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee this Saturday, July 13th. In 1988, my new friendRead more...

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Sub Pop Records Will Have Their Revenge on Seattle: Looking Back on 25 Years, Part 2

Today, we continue to celebrate Sub Pop Records‘ 25th anniversary and eagerly await the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee this Saturday, July 13th, with more favorite memories by musicians, employees, and associates of this local institution. Check out Part 1 here and read on as we continue to ask, “What’s Your Favorite Memory of Sub PopRead more...

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Sub Pop Records Will Have Their Revenge on Seattle: Looking Back on 25 Years, Part 1

This year, Sub Pop Records celebrates its 25th anniversary, and on Saturday, July 13th, they’re throwing an all-out bash with the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee, a free music festival in Georgetown. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve reached out to Sub Pop employees, artists, friends, and sometimes foes to ask for their favorite memories of thisRead more...

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