Category Archives: Local Music

Live Video: DoNormaal

One of the hardest working artists in the Seattle music scene, DoNormaal (the moniker of Seattle-via-California musician/poet Christianne Karefa-Johnson) burst onto the local stage in 2015 with the release of her excellent debut LP, Jump or Die. Since then, she has unfailingly proven herself as a top notch live artist and performer, and among the most excitingRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: STRFKR, VHS, The Cave Singers

There are, without any doubts, few live acts that measure up to the ecstatic energy, out-of-this-world playfulness, and endless fun that is experienced at a STRFKR show. They’ve got it down to a science and hopefully we’ll see more of their mastered craft after they reminded us tonight that they’re working on a new record. If you’veRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Sassyblack, NAVVI, Absolute Monarchs, & Sashay

While the Saturday lineup of Capitol Hill Block Party leaned heavily on Seattle’s DIY punk and electronic strengths, Sunday was where got to see the city’s pop strengths shine through. And truly, our fair city is not lacking in this department. On the Vera stage, Sassyblack put her incredible voice and production techniques on displayRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1: Pillar Point, Sango, MØ, Crystal Castles, Washed Out

Pillar Point Either by design or happenstance, Friday evening at the Capitol Hill Block Party seems to always have a few notable gems that play straight to the Capitol Hill faithful as everyone else is getting off work. This year, Pillar Point (as well as Sango, see below) was one of those quiet highlights, checkingRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, Day 1 – Head Wound City, DJDS, Zoolab, DoNormaal, & Nail Polish

Twenty freaking years. That’s how long this ridiculous party has been going on in Capitol Hill. Every July, we all march up the hill and pack out the block for a madcap weekend of music and festivities at the Capitol Hill Block Party. $1 Rainiers at Sam’s, free snacks everywhere, the Bus trying to getRead more…

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Live Video: Tacocat

One of Seattle’s most notable feminist impetuses is the outfit Tacocat. The Capitol Hill four-piece has not only perfected their glamorously zany fashion, but also how they articulate their outspoken pop punk panache via satirical songs like “I Hate the Weekend” and “The Internet”. Having recently released their third album, Lost Time, on Hardly Art, theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Versing – Early Spring

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Early Spring” by Versing from their 2016 EP, NudeRead more…

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Song of the Day: CC Dust – Never Going to Die

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 DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Never Going to Die”Read more…

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Song of the Day: VHS – Wheelchair

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 “Wheelchair” by Seattle bandRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/14-7/17

In what’s easily become a summer tradition for many KEXP listeners, the 4th Annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival kicks off tonight in beautiful Carnation, WA. It’s more than just a music festival: it’s a beautiful escape to Tolt-Macdonald Park with recreation tree climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the nearby Tolt River Beach, andRead more…

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