Category Archives: KEXP Q&A

KEXP Q&A: Timbrrr! Artists

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival is a place where people meet new bands, appreciate those they knew already and came to see, and drink hot toddies! We here at KEXP thought it would be fitting to ask some of the musicians gracing the Leavenworth, WA, stage some wintry-themed questions because, of course, it’s important to knowRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Marika Che of Tangerine

Tangerine is a Seattle four-piece that plays power-pop with catchy rhythms and soft, touching vocals. The band recently released their EP, Behemoth, and will play a bunch of local shows in support of the record. We had a chance to catch up lead singer and guitar player, Marika Che, to talk about the band’s aesthetic, itsRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Tomo Nakayama

Lead vocalist and bandleader of Grand Hallway, and solo artist in his own right, Tomo Nakayama has a beautiful voice and a calming presence. He’s one of those artists that, when you see him, you are soothed and introspective at the same time. On November 4th, Tomo is playing 14 shows around the city ofRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Gabriel Teodros

Gabriel Teodros is the smooth, uber-thoughtful Seattle rapper. He has come a long way from being one of the early cats on the Seattle hip-hop scene – and he recently completed a North American tour to share his music. Gabriel’s next album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, features SoulChef on production, and comes out onRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Lonesome Shack

Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack is one of the slickest guitar players in the town. The man has been shedding his instrument for years now and the work continues to pay off. Recently Lonesome Shack released the album More Primitive on the record label that discovered The Black Keys. Not bad. KEXP caught up with BenRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Benjamin Doerr of St. Paul de Vence

Benjamin Doerr is the sweetheart frontman for the Seattle-based band St. Paul de Vence. The group’s newest album will be released October 1, and it comes on the heels of their WWII-inspired album – the songs of which written with Ben’s grandfather and his stories of war. The band will be LIVE on KEXP tonight,Read more…

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KEXP Q&A: Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy

The sultry, swaggering supergroup known as Thunderpussy put on a fabulously glamourous show. I mean, just look at the picture above, how could you NOT be entertained?? KEXP caught up with Thunderpussy guitarist, Whitney Petty, to talk to her about the band, the attitude they flaunt, and much more! Which came first, the band orRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Lena Simon of La Luz & Kairos

Lena Simon is a wizard. She plays bass, guitar, drums, keys and sings. She’s been on Leno with Mary Lambert, has toured Europe with La Luz (who, incidentally, just announced a tour with Ty Segal) and writes songs for her band Kairos. She’s also a generous soul with a great deal of compassion and interestRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance

The Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire, who also plays in the well-known Shabazz Palaces, recently released a new album with Hussein Kalonji under the band name Chimurenga Renaissance. Their 2014 project is a boom-bap-centric, thoughtful album that experiments with sounds and genres. The record is a journey for the listener and creator, both. KEXP had a chance to chatRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland, the fluterring-voiced songstress, will be playing Pickathon this weekend, which is good for everyone attending the beautiful music festival. For the rest of us who can’t attend, KEXP caught up with Jolie to ask her a few questions about childhood, her song “Old Fashioned Morphine”, and more! Do you remember the first dayRead more…

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