Category Archives: Local Music

Thursday Music News

If you missed the SIFF screening of the Nick Cave semi-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, you’ll be excited to know the film will see a nationwide release on September 19th. To commemorate the release, Cave shares a previously unreleased track from the Push the Sky Away sessions, including the track “Give Us a Kiss” whichRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Bartfest 2014 9/5-9/7

Finally! A reason to go to Spokane! This weekend, September 5th through 7th, launches the First Annual Bartfest, a music festival organized by a new all-ages venue in the small Washington town, The Bartlett. Together, with Nyne Bar located next door, they’ll host a three-day indoor festival smack-dab in the middle of downtown Spokane onRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Adorable Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The AV Club recently for a stab at their “Undercover” series, where bands cover songs from a predetermined list. Watch her and the Courtney Barnetts (yes, that’s her band’s name) tackle the ’90s anthem “Cannonball” by The Breeders. They’ll be back in the States soon, playing Friday, October 31stRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

UK label Transgressive Records celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and all month long, they’ll be sharing free downloads spanning their decade of musical awesomeness. Today, they share the Record Store Day track “Jupiter” by The Antlers, which was originally recorded for the compilation The Space Project. Listen below, and see if you can hearRead more...

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Rose Windows

When Rose Windows released their debut album last year, it was obvious that the Seattle music scene was in for something special. Founded by songwriter Chris Cheveyo in 2010, Rose Windows has become a band that delivers the perfect amount of ’60s nostalgia while still sounding unlike anyone else. When Cheveyo started recruiting musicians toRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 1st • Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival at Seattle Center // All Ages (more info) Wednesday, September 3rd • Earth, King Dude at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • The Flavr Blue (DJ Set) + Kung Foo Grip at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • The Spits, Constant Lovers, Unnatural HelpersRead more...

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Monday Music News

Surprise! While you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend, rock n’ roll rabblerouser Ryan Adams shared the full stream of his new self-titled 14th album -- his first in three years. The album hits the streets September 9th via PaxAm Records in conjunction with Columbia, but you can listen to it now at NPR Music. AdamsRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Lena Simon of La Luz & Kairos

Lena Simon is a wizard. She plays bass, guitar, drums, keys and sings. She’s been on Leno with Mary Lambert, has toured Europe with La Luz (who, incidentally, just announced a tour with Ty Segal) and writes songs for her band Kairos. She’s also a generous soul with a great deal of compassion and interestRead more...

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Listen to KEXP live from the 2014 Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Maybe you don’t live in Seattle, or maybe you have to work all weekend... if you can’t make it to the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival this weekend, let KEXP bring the music to you! All weekend long, we’ll be broadcasting on site from our exclusive music lounge. Listen around the world to liveRead more...

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more...

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