Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Suggests: Block Party at The Station 6/17

Seattle hip-hop has always been vital, maybe even underrated, but these day’s it’s undeniable. As we saw at Upstream this year, it’s poised for an overdue breakout. The only issue at this point is being overwhelmed with the sheer volume of artists to parse through. For those ready to fully immerse themselves in this electric, bold,Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Taylar Elizza Beth

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we are featuring artists performing during Block Party at The Station, this Saturday, June 17, in Beacon Hill. When rapper Taylar Elizza Beth (a.k.a. Taylar White) dropped her Fresh Cut Flowers EP last month, there was a waveRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: VuHaus Celebrate LOCAL with Hey Marseilles at West Elm 6/15

Are you a fan of breezy, lush symphonic indie rock? What about high-end modern furniture? Then boy do we have a show for you! In conjunction with VuHaus, a non-profit digital video service, West Elm in Westlake will host a FREE performance by Hey Marseilles on June 15 at 7PM. It’s a great chance to see the band inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Georgetown Carnival 2017 on Saturday

The annual Georgetown Carnival returns to its namesake neighborhood on June 10 and it’s bringing along some Seattle staples. The free event boasts a lineup topped by grunge legends Mudhoney and influential Olympia punks Young Pioneers, as well as sets from the likes of Tom Price Desert Classic, Thee Sgt. Major III, Gibraltar, Selector Dub Narcotic, andRead more…

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Song of the Day: Great Grandpa – Teen Challenge

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, unrealeased 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 “Teen Challenge” by SeattleRead more…

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Review Revue: The Visible Targets – Autistic Savant

Being that I was quite young and on the other side of the country in the heyday of Seattle’s The Visible Targets, I was not familiar with the band or their legacy until quite recently (I was more of a Moving Targets kid). But fortunately, I didn’t have to go far to find a wealthRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne

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, unrealeased 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 “Nocturne” by Mark Lanegan Band from theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: ACLU and Planned Parenthood Benefit with Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone at Paramount Theater 6/9/17

There’s been no shortage of benefit concerts popping up the last six months, specifically for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. With every stress-inducing news alert we get on our phones, there’s no reason to believe this trend will be slowing down. Local heroes Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists will do their part towardRead more…

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West Seattle Summer Fest 2017: Lineup Announced

The annual West Seattle Summer Fest will return to The Junction on July 14-16. Today they’ve announced their full line-up for the free festival, stacked with local acts from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo to Thunderpussy and Porter Ray. Check out the full line-up below. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo | Thunderpussy | Porter Ray |Read more…

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Song of the Day: Lo Tom – Overboard

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, unrealeased 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 “Overboard” by Lo TomRead more…

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