Category Archives: Local Music

Local Artist Spotlight: Caspar Babypants

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Seattle children’s music project Caspar Babypants, who play KEXP’s Music Heals: Beyond Cancer this Thursday from 6 to 8 PM in the KEXP Gathering Space. Savvy Seattlites will quickly recognize Chris Ballew, akaRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Parisalexa Grows Up and Searches Through Love on Bloom

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. “MyRead more…

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Pearl Jam Announce The Home Shows at Safeco Field

Rumours have been buzzing all weekend about Pearl Jam‘s 2018 North American tour schedule — today, we can confirm at least two of those shows. On Wednesday, August 8th and Friday, August 10th, our hometown heroes will take the stage at Safeco Field as part of their series The Home Shows. It’s been five yearsRead more…

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Hibou Announces New Album Something Familiar, Shares “Fall Into” Music Video

Hibou, the moniker of Seattle songwriter Peter Michel, returns with a new LP entitled Something Familiar out March 2 via Barsuk Records. The album follows up on the project’s 2015 self-titled debut, which Michel recorded in a walk-in closet. This time around he’s recorded with a full-band at Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice recording studio,Read more…

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Throwaway Style: Droning Out the Noise with Tiny Vipers, Norm Chambers, and Pink Void

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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DJ Riz Reflects on the Upcoming 18th Annual Expansions MLK Unity Party 1/14

This Sunday, KEXP’s Expansions will host their 18th annual MLK Unity Party for an evening of music and dance to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join Expansions DJs Sharlese, Kid Hops, Masa, Alex, and Riz as they soundtrack the evening and celebrate Dr. King’s astounding legacy. Ahead of the event, DJRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Little Star Examines Love Through Isolation on Even In Dreams

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. “Don’tRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Raven Hollywood – IRL

Seattle songwriter Raven Matthews goes by many names, from his birth name to RVN and now Raven Hollywood. With each new moniker, you can feel his progression as an artist. On his latest EP, IRL, the Raven Hollywood name aptly embodies the grand and murky folk noir visions. Following up last year’s emotionally transparent GREYNEON,Read more…

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Photo Gallery: Help the Hoople Benefit for Scott McCaughey 1/5 + 1/6

This past weekend in Portland, a benefit concert was held for beloved local artist Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke back in November. As we mentioned last month here on the KEXP Blog, the two nights (Friday at the Star Theater, Saturday at the Wonder Ballroom) featured an all-star bill including members of R.E.M., CorinRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Astro King Phoenix and OC Notes Traverse Space and Time on Delicate Surface

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TimeRead more…

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