Category Archives: Local Music

Wednesday Music News

Founding member Chris Walla has announced he’s leaving Death Cab for Cutie. In a statement he shared with The Stranger, Walla says “Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not, easy. It’s really, really sad. I love my bandmates, and I’m proud of what we’ve done, and mercifully, those things don’t change withRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Pizzafest IV 8/14-16

There’s not much better than music, except maybe pizza, so when you combine the two, WATCH OUT! KEXP is proud to team up with Rainier Beer and Big Marios Pizza to sponsor the Fourth Annual Pizzafest, from Thursday, August 14th through Saturday, August 16th, here in Seattle. The greasy weekend kicks off Thursday at theRead more...

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural Decibel Festival Night 8/8

Summertime is the perfect season to chill out, and our friends at Decibel Festival helped bring an amazing evening of electronic bliss to Seattle Center last Friday as part of the 2014 Concerts at the Mural Series! KEXP’s own Kid Hops and Nordic Soul (aka Decibel Festival founder Sean Horton) kicked off the evening withRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 11th • Arctic Monkeys at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • Movie Mondays Presents Pearl Jam 20 at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Live Video: Ages and Ages

Here’s a killer word for your next round of Scrabble: Divisionary. You can thank delightful Portland band Ages and Ages for that knock out; it’s the title of their second album. What does it mean? Splice together “division” and “visionary” and you can explain how even the best intentions sometimes result in the opposite effect. Listen to theirRead more...

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Song of the day: Ghost Pains - Kids for Rent

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Kids for Rent” byRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Summer Meltdown Festival 8/7-8/10

Now in its 14th year, the Summer Meltdown Music Festival in Darrington, WA is always a great time, and 2014 is an especially good year to make the 90-minute trip up north for it. Back in March, a mudslide in nearby Oso killed 43 people. The Stillaguamish Valley area is still working towards economic recovery,Read more...

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural Donor Appreciation Night 8/1

It was the perfect way to celebrate Donor Appreciation Night: last Friday, August 1st, the 2014 Concerts at the Mural series kicked off in a BIG way, with record-breaking attendance at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre lawn. Donors were invited to wear their KEXP t-shirts, and it was absolutely overwhelming to look out into theRead more...

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Monday Music News

This is old news to you if you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning when DJ John Richards presented the world radio debut, but today we’ve got a new song from local faves Deep Sea Diver. Frontwoman Jessica Dobson stopped by the station this morning to share the track “One ByRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 4th • Naomi Punk at Sonic Boom Records, 6:00 PM // FREE, All Ages (more info) • Operators at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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