Category Archives: Interviews

National Radio Week: Artist Encounters, Part 2

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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National Radio Week: Nic Harcourt & WDST

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independent radioRead more…

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National Radio Week: Artist Encounters, Part 1

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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National Radio Week: The Man Who Inspired DJ Kevin Cole, WGTB’s Leo Del Aguila

As part of National Radio Week, Kevin Cole will honor the station that began his radio career: WGTB-FM in Washington D.C, specifically focusing on music director and DJ Leo Del Aguila (aka Professor Mota). Today on the Afternoon Show, Cole will air exclusive interviews with Del Aguila, as well as play a number of tracksRead more…

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National Radio Week: Radio as Activism

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Lissie

  [ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch loves music as much as Andy loves Lucy, 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 in the city of Twin Peaks. In anRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Mary Lambert

Grammy-nominated singer Mary Lambert has been doing things for herself lately. And, she says, it feels exhilarating. But between performances and business moves – like signing her own distribution deal and releasing her latest EP, Bold, in May – she’s been playing a lot of The Sims computer game, creating characters based on her friendsRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Naomi Punk and the Extraterrestrial Angelfire of Yellow

Introduction 1 Wildfire haze hangs over Olympia on the first day of August. Naomi Punk is stowed away in their lofted practice space in the back of Dumpster Values, a thrift shop in the center of town. It’s 89 degrees but the air in the room feels even more ghastly and claustrophobic. “Scorpion glue all overRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Swirlies

For fans of ’90s shoegaze, the past few years have been a rush of reunions: Slowdive. Ride. Lush. Swirlies. Okay, hear me out. Unlike their UK contemporaries, the at-the-time Boston-based band followed a more lo-fi path, combining a DIY, punk aesthetic with their swoony, well, “swirly” guitars. In 1992, they released their first single “Didn’tRead more…

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The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: James Hurley

[ SPOILERS AHEAD ] David Lynch loves music the way “Big” Ed Hurley, Jr. loves Norma, 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 in the city of Twin Peaks. InRead more…

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