Category Archives: Local Artist Spotlight

Local Artist Spotlight: Moon Duo

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we feature Portland psych outfit Moon Duo, who play Bumbershoot this Friday at 6:40 PM on the KEXP stage. It’s easy to get lost in Moon Duo‘s music. The formerly San Francisco-now-Portland act creates some of the mostRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Industrial Revelation

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle fusion quartet Industrial Revelation, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with The Maldives and Emma Lee Toyoda. It really wouldn’t be much of a hyperbole to say the four members of Industrial RevelationRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Maldives

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle folk rock outfit The Maldives, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda. If you’ve been around the Seattle scene at any point in the last decade orRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Courtneys

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Vancouver BC indie rock group The Courtneys, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 18, with Thunderpussy and Dude York. Listening to The Courtneys feels like blaring out monster guitar chords while laying on the couch,Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Haley Heynderickx

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland songwriter Haley Heynderickx, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11, with Telekinesis and SISTERS. Certain songwriters can stop you in your tracks with just a few strums of the guitar and voice thatRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: SISTERS

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle’s SISTERS, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11, with Telekinesis and Haley Heynderickx. Listening to SISTERS can feel like taking part in an endless dance party. Their propulsive rhythms paired with steamy bass and guitarRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Telekinesis

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle’s Telekinesis, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 11. with SISTERS and Haley Heynderickx. Since 2008, Michael Lerner has been making music under the Telekinesis moniker. In that time he’s been a power-pop enthusiast, anRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Naomi Punk and the Extraterrestrial Angelfire of Yellow

Introduction 1 Wildfire haze hangs over Olympia on the first day of August. Naomi Punk is stowed away in their lofted practice space in the back of Dumpster Values, a thrift shop in the center of town. It’s 89 degrees but the air in the room feels even more ghastly and claustrophobic. “Scorpion glue all overRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: The Helio Sequence

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland-via-Beaverton duo The Helio Sequence, who play Concerts at the Mural tonight with Summer Cannibals and COSMOS. Since 1999, The Helio Sequence have pushed themselves in fascinating and startling new directions. From theRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Haunted Horses

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle industrial punks Haunted Horses, who play Capitol Hill Block Party this Friday evening. Leaning into their name, Haunted Horses are back from the dead. The duo played their final show last year, but itRead more…

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