Category Archives: Local Music

Graphic Nature: Dreamsalon – Soft Stab

Spaced out indie psych at its finest, Dreamsalon’s Soft Stab is another piercing offering from the misty shores of the Pacific Northwest. Consisting of members Min Yee, Craig Chambers and Matthew Ford, the Seattle band crafts original and honest songs stewed in complex chord progressions, melodic bass and tight percussion, wrapped up in waves ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Multi-Love” by Unknown MortalRead more…

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Announcing the 2015 Macefield Music Festival Line-Up

Get ready, Ballard: Market Street is gonna shake with the Macefield Music Festival, October 2nd through 4th in this beautiful, historic ‘hood. The line-up features many Northwest favorites, including: Mark Lanegan, Thunderpussy, Jesse Sykes, Blood Drugs, Prom Queen, Future Shock, and many more. Additional guests will be announced at a free launch party on Tuesday,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Ivan & Alyosha – Bury Me Deep

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. This week, we’ll be featuring songs by local artists playing the 2015 Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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Live Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Although they hit you immediately, the depth of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s songs belies their urgency. Underneath a pulsating rhythm or Ruban Nielsen’s expressive vocals is always a subtle, just-as-infectious keyboard melody or a texture that alters Nielsen’s voice. On the Portland group’s latest album, Multi-Love, that mastery of nuance serves Nielsen well as he exploresRead more…

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Live Review: Shy Girls with P. Morris at Barboza 5/28/15

Something felt different in the Neumos basement last week as the crowd packed in to see Shy Girls. The Portland electronic act, led by Dan Vidmar, has been around for a couple years, dropping lush EPs including the lauded Timeshare, making earnest love songs for the introspective bedroom-ridden listener. But the crowd tonight wasn’t hereRead more…

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Song of the Day: Snuff Redux – Disintegrate the Days

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. This week, we are featuring local artists performing during the 2015 Capitol Hill Block Party.Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 6/6

by McKenna Haley June’s Community Partnership Benefit Show is on Saturday, June 6th at The Sunset. This month’s show is in support of Futurewise, a group that is working to promote healthy communities and cities while protecting farmland, forests, and shorelines today and for future generations. One could say that they are attempting to takeRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Flavr Blue – Feathers

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. This week, we’ll be featuring songs by local artists playing the 2015 Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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Song of the Day: Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)

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. This week, we’ll be featuring songs by local artists playing the 2015 Capitol Hill BlockRead more…

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