Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Lydia Ramsey – Show Me The Stars

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription . This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Show Me the Stars”,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: LUNA GOD

At the epicenter of some of the most exciting current local hip-hop, R&B, and cutting-edge club music, there’s a solid chance you’ll find LUNA GOD, the alias of Seattle’s Caleb Talbert. A chameleonic musician, he’s recently turned his attention to wildly diverse and unpredictably vibrant productions, a style that also carries over to his infectiouslyRead more…

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Photos: Sound Off! 2017 Finals

For 16 years, the Sound Off! competition has supported all ages music by giving a platform to young, local artists. All competitors are under 21, reside within the Pacific Northwest, and almost always give us a few show-stopping moments. We’ve seen Sound Off! kick off the careers of Northwest favorites like The Lonely Forest, DaveRead more…

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Song of the Day: Minus the Bear – Invisible

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Invisible” by Minus the Bear, fromRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Simic

Simic is the alias of Ben Block, a Seattle-based DJ, electronic producer, and core member of the local secondnature collective. With musical interests weaving from classic house and techno to krautrock and 80’s sonic experiments, his sets reflect an immersive and dynamic quality that comes from a search for music that is both effective onRead more…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Moore

On Wednesday, March 8th, Seattle hip-hop pioneer Jonathan Moore passed away at the age of 47. While details of his death have not been shared, friends and fans knew he had been ailing. Just last year, The Physics and Jake One held a benefit show at The Crocodile for his medical fund, after Moore’s bodyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis LIVE Broadcast from the Sound Off! Finals 3/11

Last month, week after week, some of the most talented young musicians in Seattle battled it out on the Sky Church stage at MoPOP. This Saturday, March 11th, four of the finest finalists will battle it out to be the 2017 Sound Off! winner, and KEXP will be there to capture it as it happens.Read more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden on Ultramega OK

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a former DJ at KEXP (KCMU), was kind enough to stop by the KEXP studios to share his thoughts on a multitude of topics and one of the most exciting nuggets he shared was the news that the band had taken back the rights to 1988’s Ultramega OK from SST, in orderRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Butch Vig and The Smart Studios Story

Last year, the documentary The Smart Studios Story premiered, a tribute to the now-legendary recording studio, founded by also now-legendary producer/musician Butch Vig and Steve Marker. Opened in 1983 when the two were college students at the University of Wisconsin, and closed in 2010 after a decline in usage, the studio helped bring to lifeRead more…

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Live Video: 2017 Sound Off! Finalists

This Saturday, March 11th, MoPOP hosts this year’s finals of Sound Off!. KEXP will broadcast the competition live on air as part of Audioasis, our local music show. The pairing is perfect, as not only is Sound Off! the Northwest’s premiere 21-and-under battle of the bands, but many past artists have achieved greater fame andRead more…

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