Category Archives: Interviews

Twenty Questions with Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Today, April 27th, marks the 20th anniversary of The Posies‘ landmark album Frosting on the Beater, and to celebrate, Audioasis host Sharlese Metcalf, along with KEXP staffers Chris Beiter and Janice Headley, reached out to founding members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow to ask “twenty questions.” 20 Questions by The Posies on Grooveshark 1) OneRead more...

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Record Store Day with Stevie Zoom and DJ Assistant Jon Hamilton

They’re making a list, and checking it twice -- no, not Santa Claus, the KEXP DJs! Record Store Day is coming up on Saturday, April 20th, and our DJs are more excited than a kid on Christmas morning. Yesterday, DJ Kevin Cole shared his wishlist and shopping tips, and today we have a chat withRead more...

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Sharing her medicine: Kristin Hersh makes music for and with her fans

Interview by A.V. Crofts I am sitting across a table from Kristin Hersh at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland, Maine. She’s here to headline. I’m here because of Twitter. Hersh gets social media. I am one of her nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. The Throwing Muses founder, along with her power guitar trio 50FOOTWAVE, andRead more...

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Show Preview: Desaparecidos @ Showbox at the Market 8/25 + Interview with Guitarist Denver Dalley

Desaparecidos wrote Read Music/Speak Spanish in 2001 at a time when patriotism was at an incredibly infectious high and when violence and consumerism saturated the nation’s collective consciousness. Combining unbelievably catchy and heavy guitar riffs with lead singer Conor Oberst’s (of Commander Venus and Bright Eyes fame) blisteringly emotional vocals, the midwest natives’ first andRead more...

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Listen to “Honeycomb” and Interview with Animal Collective on KEXP

You might have already heard by now, but experimental group Animal Collective stopped by The Cutting Room Studios in NYC to perform a set for KEXP last week, What you might not have known is that Noah (Panda Bear) and Brian (Geologist) sat down with KEXP’s DJ El Toro to answer a few questions aheadRead more...

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Goths In Trees Day: Interview with Goths Up Trees

As we mentioned, our influence for Goths In Trees Day is a website our Online Content Manager Jim Beckmann came across that had us all cracking up: Goths Up Trees. Thankfully, we were able to have a quick chat with the solitary Goth who runs the site: KEXP: How did you come up with theRead more...

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Vive Latino: 2011 review & artist interviews / 2012 preview

(This review originally appeared in the L.A.M.C. 2011 guidebook.) I love Mexico City. I spent three weeks there in 2010 and when the folks at Vive Latino invited me to visit their music and arts festival in April 2011 I hopped at the chance to return. Set at Foro Sol stadium, an adjoining fútbol fieldRead more...

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Interview: Joseph Arthur in Redemption City

Between his visual art and music, Joseph Arthur has always been a proverbial fountain of creative energy. His albums -- since the release of his 1997 debut, Big City Secrets, on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label -- have flowed steadily at a rate of at least one every couple of years, dotted by a handfulRead more...

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Kate Bush

With her theatrical presentation and instantly recognizable voice, British musical innovator Kate Bush caught the world off guard with her 1978 debut “Wuthering Heights” -- and she’s been surprising listeners ever since, balancing UK hit singles (“Babooshka,” “Running Up That Hill”) with critically acclaimed albums worldwide. Three and a half decades later, her influence canRead more...

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Song of the Day: Gabriel Teodros - Mind Power

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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