Category Archives: KEXP Suggests

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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KEXP Suggests: Seattle Rock Lottery 2/20

This Friday, the Seattle music scene is being turned upside down with the Seattle Rock Lottery. Head over to The Crocodile at 10:00 p.m. to see how it all shakes out. The Rock Lottery, started in 1997 has become a landmark event for not only Seattle- but for Brooklyn and North Texas. 19 years later,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Sound Off! Semi-Finals #2 at the EMP Museum 2/20

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. Last week, they kicked off the first of the semi-finals with COSMOSRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: EMP’s Sound Off! Semi-Finals #1 at the EMP Museum 2/13

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. This Saturday, February 13th, EMP kicks off their 15th annual competition atRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Dancing on the Valentine

For those of you with either lack of access to a calendar or lack of care for arbitrary holidays, let us remind you that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And while it’s definitely important to celebrate the romantic love in our lives, why not do something bigger and spread some love out toRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Offbeat Music Films Series at NW Film Forum 2/10-2/24

On every Wednesday this month, the Northwest Film Forum presents the Offbeat Music Films Series: five cinematic captures of the bands themselves, labels, fans, and more. All these unique films are premiering for the first time ever in Seattle, and most are one-night-only engagements, so you won’t want to miss out! Check out a trailerRead more…

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