Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy at Town Hall 4/29

Loyal listeners of The Roadhouse on KEXP may have noticed host Greg Vandy was absent a bit last year… well, now you can hold in your hand the reason why: 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, out now via Sasquatch Books. ThisRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: 2016 EMP Pop Con, April 14th-17th

The EMP and by extension Seattle have been blessed with hosting Pop Conference for most of its 14 year existence, and the 2016 instillation is back again this week, April 14th-17th. This year’s conference offers the most diverse and expansive list of panelists and roundtable discussion’s yet, all tying into the theme “From A WhisperRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Sub Pop Turns 28 at Barboza 4/1

Comedian Patton Oswalt has a bit about how you should only really be allowed 20 birthdays. There’s only about 20 birthdays you should be allowed to celebrate. And the others? You’re wasting cake and paper. Here are the 20 you can celebrate: 1 through 9, you get a birthday. Cause you’re a little kid! ARead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Old & New: Celebrating the Legacy of KEXP at Sole Repair 3/31

As if it’s not enough that local photographer Morgen Schuler volunteers her talents to KEXP, on this Thursday, March 31st, she’s displaying her work in an art show to benefit KEXP’s New Home! From 6:00 to 10:00 PM, KEXP DJs Evie, Morgan, and Sean will spin tunes at Sole Repair while attendees can check ourRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Theory of Obscurity at SIFF Film Center 3/18-3/24

It’s hard to imagine, in the social media age, a band who’ve managed to maintain complete anonymity. But, since 1969, that’s exactly what The Residents have achieved. This influential, avant garde group has released over 60 albums, gone on world tours, and released numerous music videos, all without revealing their true identities. Who’s behind thoseRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Sound Off! Finals at the EMP Museum 3/5

Every year, EMP’s Sound Off! competition showcases emerging stars in the all-ages music scene. Previous winners have included The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Brothers from Another, Manatee Commune, Fauna Shade, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures, just to name a few. Throughout February, the following bands have risen victorious: COSMOS, Paris Alexa, andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Sound Off! Semi-Finals #3 at the EMP Museum 2/27

Every year, EMP’s Sound Off! competition showcases emerging stars in the all-ages music scene. Previous winners have included The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Brothers from Another, Manatee Commune, Fauna Shade, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures, just to name a few. COSMOS took the lead in Round #1, with Redmond R&B artist ParisRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Soul (A Grace Love Musical) 2/27

“This a coming of age story starting after the death of my mother and clinging on just life by using sex, drugs to cope and falling in love with music again,” says beloved local musician Grace Love of her upcoming one-woman concert and musical, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Soul. This autobiographical performance showcases the powerhouse’sRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: O.K. Hotel Family Reunion 2/25-2/28

You can’t live in Seattle and not have heard of the O.K. Hotel. In the late ’80s, Steve Freeborn and Tia Mathies transformed the now-legendary building, located under the viaduct in Pioneer Square, into a music venue, fine arts gallery, and cafe. In fact, in the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles, it’s where Janet (BridgetRead more…

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