Category Archives: KEXP

KEXP programs an innovative, eclectic music mix you can’t find anywhere else. Rock, hip hop, electronic, country, blues, world and in-depth specialty programs.

Music That Matters Podcast: Iceland Airwaves 2014 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 432 - Iceland Airwaves 2014 Preview DJ Kevin Cole andRead more...

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Friday on My Mind presents Halloween Video Roundup!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ordinarily, we only feature three videos, with a few Honorable Mentions, but we’ve gotRead more...

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Song of the Day: ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

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. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)”Read more...

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 11/1

This Saturday, November 1st, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships Concert features local hip-hop acts Gifted Gab, Hightek Lowlives, and Nu Era. They’ll bring the beats to the Vera Project for an all-ages show to benefit East African Community Services.

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Thursday Music News

Scottish group Young Fathers took the Barclaycard Mercury Prize yesterday with their debut album, Dead, beating out artists like Damon Albarn and FKA Twigs. The winner is selected each year by a panel of UK music critics and industry figures. Watch the band perform LIVE in the KEXP studios back in May of this year:Read more...

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Review Revue: When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water - Porgy

Hey, it’s another Shimmy-Disc release! Apparently I have this unconscious attraction to their catalog. When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water is one of those bands whose name I’ve noticed (how could you not?) and admired for decades, but I don’t believe I’ve ever heard them until just now - except perhaps inRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Vaselines - Last Half Hour

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. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Last Half Hour” by TheRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Last night, Beck stopped by Conan to perform the beautiful track “Waking Light” off his most recent release, Morning Phase. Watch below, and keep up with all the late-night highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. [Pitchfork]

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Last Call for 2015 Community Partnerships Program Applications

Attention local nonprofits—and the listeners who love them! Friday, October 31 is the deadline for submitting your application for the 2015 cycle of KEXP’s Community Partnership Program (CPP). Started in 2006, KEXP’s CPP provides small Puget Sound charitable organizations with the exposure they need to continue helping people in and around Seattle. Recent CPP beneficiariesRead more...

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Live Video: Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo creates incredibly intimate music. There’s a personal quality to the music that can only come from a bunch of old friends writing and playing music together, as they describe the production process for their second, sophomore effort out on Sub Pop, At Best Cuckold. KEXP’s Cheryl Waters aptly describes the band as quilters,Read more...

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