Category Archives: Local Music

Live Review: Three Nights with Pedro The Lion at The Tractor Tavern 12/20-22

The harsh cold air bites at my hands as I walk toward the Tractor Tavern to see Pedro The Lion play their first Seattle show in 11 years. The harshness of freezing breeze turns my thoughts to Pedro The Lion’s “The Longest Winter.” “In time memories fade, senses numb,” the young David Bazan sings on the chorus.Read more…

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Celebrating Little Big Show: Looking Back at Shows 1-5

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly six years since Little Big Show first started. A collaborative effort between KEXP, Starbucks, and STG Presents, Little Big Show has hosted 19 different shows at The Neptune that pair renowned artists with arts organizations throughout Seattle. On Saturday, January 6, Pickwick and Porter Ray will performRead more…

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Song of the Day: FKL – Different Street

By Beverly Bryan 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 FKL’sRead more…

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Throwaway Style: PNW Releases We Can’t Wait for in 2018

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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Song of the Day: Naked Giants – The Age Of Information

By Michael Tedder 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 NakedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Crater – Novocaine

By Sam Goldner 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 “Novocaine” by localRead more…

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Throwaway Style: 50 Great PNW Albums from 2017

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. IRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler on Quazarz, Migos, and the Absurdity of Our Reality

Every Shabazz Palaces record feels like a transmission from a far-off planet. In 2017, the Seattle hip-hop duo took this aesthetic a step further with two records — Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The albums collectively chronicle the story of an alien sent to observe a place called Amurderca, only to findRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Minus 5 – New Christmas Hymn

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. This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP’sRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Pedro The Lion’s Return and the Secret of the Easy Yoke

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. MyRead more…

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