Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Thunderpussy – Velvet Noose

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 “Velvet Noose” by Seattle rock outfitRead more…

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Afternoon Show Tribute to Chris Cornell from Matt Cameron

As part of KEXP’s remembrance of Chris Cornell on what would have been his 53rd birthday, The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole will broadcast an alternate final setlist at 4:00 PM (PST), which was graciously provided to KEXP by Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer and local music fixture Matt Cameron. Below, Cameron writes in a brief e-mailRead more…

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Loud Love: Remembering Chris Cornell

Today would have been Chris Cornell‘s 53rd birthday. Since news hit of his death in May, there’s been an outpouring of love for Cornell and his music. From Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog to Audioslave and his prolific solo career, he gave generations of fans music to adopt as their own. He gave us songsRead more…

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Throwaway Style: DoNormaal’s Omnipresence and the Ascent of the Third Daughter

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.Read more…

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KEXP Track Premiere: Ephrata – Odds

Seattle’s Ephrata have been purveyors of dreamy, expansive-yet-poppy music scene they formed in 2012. With each new single and EP, they’ve expanded their sonic palette and even managed to squeeze in some startling visuals and music videos — sometimes things got bloody. The band will self-release their debut self-titled record on Sept. 22. Ahead ofRead 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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KEXP Suggests: The Business Presents in Anacortes 7/14-7/15

What was formerly known as What the Heck Fest, and then most recently known as the Anacortes Unknown Music Series, has now become The Business Presents, a fitting new title as it’s being presented by The Business, a long-running record store (and now, distro!) based in Anacortes, WA. A jam-packed weekend of music is plannedRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: La Marzocco Cafe’s Four Barrel Launch Party with Quasi 7/15

Seattle’s often hyped up as a coffee town. It shows up in every rom-com trope, ad campaign, and your distant relatives who vaguely heard of that “whole grunge thing.” And you know what? There’s some truth to it. Between great coffee and a thriving music scene, we could definitely have a worse reputation to uphold.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Pickwick – Light It Up (Let it Burn)

Every Monday through Friday we deliver a different song as a part of our Song of the Day Podcast subscription. This Podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song is “Light it Up (Let it Burn)” by Pickwick, off the 2017 album LoveJoys out nowRead 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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