Category Archives: Local Music

Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 7th • Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, April 8th • Factory Floor, DVA Damas at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • The Round 107: James Apollo, Ghosts I’ve Met, Lotte Kestner at Fremont Abbey Arts Center // All Ages (more info)

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Live Video: Katie Kate

Since her arrival in Seattle, Katie Kate, rapper and producer, already carries one album, Flatland, as well as two singles, Buffalo and Zombie, underneath her belt. A New-York native and Cornish alum, Katie Kate’s been creating art and impacting communities on both sides of the coast. As a consequence, Katie Kate is challenging the male-dominatedRead more...

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Video Roundup: Nirvana’s Cover Songs

On the 20th anniversary of his death, KEXP is celebrating the life of one of Seattle’s greatest musicians. On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain took his own life but left an indelible legacy for musicians and fans across the world. Throughout the day on Friday, April 4, KEXP DJs are playing a variety of songsRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Pack A.D. - Big Shot

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 “Big Shot” by The Pack A.D. fromRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

A documentary about beloved singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is scheduled to make its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5th. Director Nickolas Rossi describes the film as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” Titled Heaven Adores You, the film features unreleased songs and rare footage,Read more...

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Out This Week 4/1

2014 kicks off April with another great batch of new releases, including the fourth album from Cleveland trio, Cloud Nothings. KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a ferocious, consistently engaging set of anthemic punk-pop with raw, distorted guitars, relentless driving rhythms, strained vocals, angst-filled lyrics and an abundance of memorable song hooks.”Read more...

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012′s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 31st • Galen Disston, Tim Wilson at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Meklit Hadero at the Triple Door // All Ages (more info)

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Live Video: Fox and the Law

Part fresh-faced punks, part wise songwriters, Fox and the Law seem to always be creating expectations and then immediately defying them, dashing preconceptions as soon as their rich guitar riffs and vocals rife with sonic time bombs hit listeners’ ears. This Seattle four-piece, not even two years from their first record release, has received acclaimRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Cataldo’s Eric Anderson

Cataldo‘s Eric Anderson writes big, beautiful songs that begin with just a hum or a whistle. His new album, Gilded Oldies, is full of tracks with bright melodies and powerful percussion - jungles from small seeds. It’s a particularly strong record that has been received in Seattle with open arms. We had a chance to catchRead more...

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