Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: S - Vampires

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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Vampires” by S fromRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Tag 2.0 (A Marco Collins Experiment) 8/21

Tag! This Thursday is IT, as former KEXP DJ Marco Collins will host Tag 2.0, an experimental music project, at Chop Suey. Tomorrow night, August 21st, five artists will perform, and for each of them, their last song must segue into the following artist’s first song, and so on, throughout the night. Bands are onlyRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Gigantic Bicycle Festival 8/23-24

Seattle has increasingly become a more bike-friendly town. For the past few years, KEXP has proudly hosted an Energizer Station during “Bike to Work Day.” And now, this weekend, August 23rd and 24th, the Gigantic Bicycle Festival continues to combine bikes and beats at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. Sure, you can get inRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’re about a month away from the release of the fifth Interpol album El Pintor, and the New York City trio have shared the third single from the upcoming release. Stream the track “Ancient Ways” below. El Pintor hits stores September 9th via Matador Records, and the boys will hit the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday,Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 18th • Split Single at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

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R.I.P. Rick Parashar

This week, Seattle lost a shining star as legendary producer Rick Parashar passed away on Thursday. With his brother Raj, Rick Parashar founded London Bridge Studios, where many of Seattle’s iconic records were recorded, including Pearl Jam’s Ten, Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love, Alice in Chains’ Dirt, Blind Melon’s self-titled LP, Mother Love Bone’s Shine EP,Read more...

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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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