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.

Song of the Day: Wormburner - Somewhere Else To Be

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 “Somewhere Else To Be” byRead more...

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Live Review: BADBADNOTGOOD with OCnotes and UGLYFRANK at Neumos 10/14/14

Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD’s first headlining show in Seattle proved that they have come a long way from their viral-video rap-cover roots, as the three-piece made some serious noise tearing through several familiar covers and even more originals from their debut album, III. With only a drum kit, electric bass and two keyboards, the trio played theirRead more...

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Album Review: Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

Last year, Mike and Jaime made a free record that they expected a handful of Killer Mike and El-P fans to like. After all, the two have been working together for a while – Mike made an appearance on El’s Cancer 4 Cure, then El produced Mike’s best record ever, R.A.P. Music. Together, the twoRead more...

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KEXP Presents: The Spooky Roadhouse Benefit Show

Help build KEXP’s New Home by celebrating Halloween in the darkest shadows of...The Spooky Roadhouse. Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, invites you to a very special Halloween party to help build KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center.

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Friday Music News

She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will drop a 13-track cover album called Classics on December 2. They’ve put a fun little radio widget on their website and when it’s turned to AM station 1202 the site unlocks their cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.” Check out two trailers for the upcoming album,Read more...

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Live Video: Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius mastermind Mike Hadreas is a local, but it wasn’t until the 2010 Matador 21 anniversary shows in Las Vegas that I first saw him live. Sandwiched on the bill between two iconic heavyweights (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Cat Power, for crissakes), Mike sat timidly behind his piano with his boyfriend. He seemedRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Mike Birbiglia

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. 431 - Mike Birbiglia Comedian, writer, actor and director MikeRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Songs for the Returning Rain

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. So in case you’ve been locked deep away in a windowless basement, it is indeed Fall and the rains have returned toRead more...

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Agitated Atmosphere: CJ Boyd - Precariat

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Pharmacy - Masten Lake Lagoon

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Masten Lake Lagoon” by TheRead more...

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