Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Presents: International Clash Day New Home Benefit at The Skylark 2/6

The station “where the music matters” is paying tribute to the “the only band that matters” this Friday on the air, but the party doesn’t stop there: on Saturday, February 6th, The Skylark in West Seattle hosts an International Clash Day Concert to benefit KEXP’s New Home! Seattle favorites Polyrhythmics, Skullbot, The Dumps, Solvents, HotelRead more…

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Song of the Day: Night Beats – Sunday Mourning

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Sunday Mourning” by Night Beats fromRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: dj100proof

Seattle’s dj100proof is the alias of Jeff Lawrence, one of most assured and smoothest DJs in the local music community. Well-known for his vibrant cutting-edge blends and his “Backyard BBQ” mixtape series, he’s been a driving force and resident behind a flurry of on-going DJ nights and parties – currently holding it down at theRead more…

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Song of the Day: La Luz – You Disappear

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 “You Disappear” by LaRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 1/29 + 1/30

Beat the winter doldrums with a trip up north for the 2016 Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, this Friday, January 29th and Saturday the 30th in scenic Leavenworth, Washington. It may be cold outside, but this year’s line-up is extra-hot, featuring Strand of Oaks, Fruit Bats, Grace Love & the True Loves, Iska Dhaaf, Hibou, TheRead more…

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Song of the Day: Deep Sea Diver – Secrets

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 “Secrets” by Seattle’s DeepRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Uncle Tupelo & Jason Molina Tribute Night 1/21

This Thursday, January 21st, join us in beautiful Ballard for the 4th Annual Benefit for MusiCares at the Tractor Tavern. A cavalcade of local musicians will perform the songs of beloved alt-country artists Uncle Tupelo and Jason Molina, with proceeds going to benefit this great non-profit which provides a safety net for music people inRead more…

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Live Video: The Courtneys

If you’ve wondered what might happen if you combined the sound and spirit of Bikini Kill or Pavement with the politics (as in none) and slacker mentality of Best Coast or Mac DeMarco then wonder no more, because Vancouver B.C.’s The Courtneys have made this a reality. They make fuzzy slacker rock with 90s evocationsRead more…

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Camp Lo at Neptune Theatre on New Year’s Eve

The New Year has its own special meaning in the world of music. While most of the world is looking forward, it’s a time for many audiophiles to luxuriously look back as they compile lists of their favorite records, concerts and memorable moments from the year past. In this sense, Shabazz Palaces may be a curiousRead more…

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Live Video: Lemolo

Seattle’s Lemolo specializes in the kind of dark, introspective, and haunting music that fit so well in the old live performance space at KEXP’s Dexter studio (and will surely fit in the new one as well!), which is perhaps one reason we keep asking them back. Ahead of the release of their 2015 album, Red RightRead more…

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