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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Barrett Martin

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. Every day for the rest of this week, we’re asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Today, drummer BarrettRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: SassyBlack

SassyBlack is the solo music project of Catherine Harris-White, a multi-faceted Seattle artist and core member of local hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction. Her exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World displays her love of cosmic and groovy R&B/funk vibes, mixing together both old-school favorites and underground contemporaries while spotlighting a couple standout tracks from herRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 3: Nobunny, Wimps, White Mystery, SSDD, and more

“We’re gonna play ’til they kick us out.” Nobunny spoke to the crowd at El Corazon Saturday night, clad in a bunny mask and black briefs with a white poof tail. “Nevermind, they already locked the doors. None of us are getting out alive. This is it. Welcome to Hell, this goes on for your life.” If HellRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Cairo Vibrations 8/16

Soak up some serious summer vibes this weekend by checking out Cairo’s VIBRATIONS, an annual community focused arts and music festival. The festival takes place at Volunteer Park this Sunday, August 16th! The music headliner is local favorite Chastity Belt; others on the lineup include So Pitted, iji, Appendixes, KEXP DJ Sharlese, and more. In addition, there’s also a diverse lineup of visual artists, as well as aRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 2: Mean Jeans, Useless Eaters, Gazebos, and more

Mean Jeans guitarist and vocalist Billy Jeans (Christian Blunda) took the stage for his second set of the night (he also performed in openers Patsy’s Rats). He was joined by Jeans Wilder (Andrew Bassett) on drums, and Jr. Jeans (Richard Messina) on bass. It was late, but the crowd at Chop Suey wasn’t slowing down, andRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/15

With a brimming abundance of food, art, and music festivals this year, summer in the PNW has never been better. Now adding to that is the fifth annual VanFest, taking place this Saturday, August 15th in Maple Valley, WA. This year’s lineup is one of the largest yet, boasting an impressive 36 bands, all playing to benefit theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles – Holy Rollers

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 “Holy Rollers” by ShanaRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 1: Childbirth, bod, Full Toilet, and more

Childbirth played to a packed Funhouse on Thursday, August 6th. Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Stacy Peck of Pony Time, and Bree McKenna of TacocaT made for the second local super-group of the night, after openers Bod. Songs like “Siri Open Tinder” and “I Only Fucked You As a Joke,” whether you relate to their lyrics orRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural with Other Lives, The Shivas & Tangerine 8/7

The 2015 Concerts at the Mural series kicked off with record-breaking attendance last Friday, August 1st at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater. It helped that, not only was the weather beautiful, but the line-up was just as hot. Families, friends, and fans gathered on the lawn, enjoying ice cream or beer and wine.

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Live Video: Briana Marela

Although the title of Briana Marela‘s debut derives from a kids book about the physical world around us, the album itself best describes our state of adulthood in immaterial ways. In recording All Around Us, the Seattle native sought the elven shores of Iceland and the sprightly touch of Sigur Ros producer Alex Somers, whoRead more…

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