Category Archives: Local Artist Spotlight

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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Local Artist Spotlight: The Gods Themselves

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle art punk outfit The Gods Themselves, who play West Seattle Summer Fest this Saturday afternoon. Should the day come that aliens arrive on Earth in a Doomsday scenario, The Gods Themselves will be thereRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Genders

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Portland indie rock outfit Genders, who play West Seattle Summer Fest this Saturday night. Portland’s Genders have been around since 2012, but it feels like they’ve already lived a few different musical lives as aRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Dude York

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle indie rock outfit Dude York, who play Ballard Seafood Fest this Saturday night. Dude York is funny. Not like “peculiar” funny, but “haha, that’s a good joke” funny. Since they emerged inRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight and Album Premiere: Zen Mother Create Their Own Reality on I Was Made To Be Like Her

“I want to love eternally. I want to love eternally. I want to love eternally.” Zen Mother‘s Monika Khot and Wolcott Smith repeat these words in unison on the aptly named “Mantra.” They keep repeating the phrase over and over again, while booming bass thuds burst below their voices. The words slowly start to change shape. EventuallyRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight and Album Premiere: Hardly Boys Embrace Friendship Punk with Dear Diarrhea

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring punk outfit Hardly Boys, who release their latest record Dear Diarrhea this Friday on Make Fart Records. You can stream the whole album in full ahead of its release at the bottom of this article.Read more…

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