Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Fauna Shade – No Nostalgia

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “No Nostalgia” by Everett, Washington,Read more…

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Live Video: Radiation City

Portland band Radiation City have come a long way since their cassette-exclusive underground releases, tapes that quickly earned praise for their vintage stylings, pleasant dream-pop explosions over 60’s harmonies and sways, synth parts that sound like what people thought 1984 would sound like before 1984. Some of these elements have remained, and even on their recently releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Tangerine – Sunset

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 “Sunset” by Tangerine from their 2016Read more…

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Live Review: Father John Misty with Tess & Dave at Paramount Theatre 4/6/16

As we waited at the Paramount Theatre for the Father John Misty show to begin, a fellow show-goer said to me, “Sometimes he walks around the crowd during the opener. He followed me on Twitter today and I literally died, so I’m gonna say hi to him if I can find him.” I wondered inRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Car Seat Headrest

Here we are at the end of KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening: one long day, well over 7,000 guests, countless bottles of KEXP Transistor IPA, and 7 acts later, it’s time for our closer. KEXP’s Gathering Space has been filled to capacity since the day began, but this time the cool night air battles the emanatingRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Deep Sea Diver

At 7PM during KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening, we were blessed with a magic hour: the sun had passed behind our wall but the dusk was still light. A crowd of fans spilled out into the courtyard from having just witnessed Hey Marseilles in the standing room only Gathering Space of KEXP. Now, they could coolRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Hey Marseilles

Hey Marseilles are another band that feel close to the  KEXP DNA – a group of Seattle boys that developed a sound quite unlike anything else coming out of our city, they’ve brought their talent through our studio before, so they were a perfect band to fit into a day of celebrating both our pastRead more…

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening: Grace Love, David Bazan, Sera Cahoone, DoNormaal, Mark Pickerel

Inside the vast, vaulted KEXP Gathering Space, lit by the streaming sun and the morning rise smell of coffee coming from La Marzocco, the crowd was thick all the way back to the walls – a sea of faces with smiling children popping up from astride parent’s shoulders. Reggae played quietly over the speakers, and the backRead more…

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Live Video: The Sonics Live at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day is monumental in Seattle in a way that isn’t seen in the rest of the country: we crawl out of whatever grunge holes we live in and slither over to the nearest record stores and start feeding on vinyl, eating 45s, and rubbing the sleeves all over our bodies, happily rolling around in our ownRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 5: Youth Lagoon, Chairlift

“Cheers to evolution, cheers to knowing where you are going, cheers to the future.” Those were Trevor Power’s parting words as Boise and the U.S. said goodbye to Youth Lagoon on the final night of Treefort Music Fest. It was a moment Boise was surely dreading, but after a fun day with acts such asRead more…

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