Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Manatee Commune – Be Still (feat. Marina Price)

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Be Still” by ManateeRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 2

The second day of Macefield Music Festival invoked thunderstorms and musical fanfare as dozens of bands faced ecstatic crowds of music lovers at the KEXP Mainstage, Tractor Tavern, Conor Byrne Pub, and The Sunset. Seattle rapper Grynch threw down his approachable, lyrical west coast rhymes for an early group of fans at the Mainstage. Full ofRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 1

Day 2 of Macefield Music Festival possessed a nice balance of crisp October weather, jangly jams, electrified éclat, and some bona fide rock ‘n’ roll – such as the rapturous return of Hazel! It’s been a minute since the 90s grunge-era band has reunited to play a festival, possibly since 2012’s MusicfestNW. While it drizzled on KEXPRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016, Day 1

And so we witnessed another amazing music festival! This time it was the 4th annual Macefield Music Festival that took place this weekend across Conor Byrne, Tractor Tavern, The Sunset Tavern, and the charmingly bricked streets of Ballard Ave. Macefield Music Festival was named after Edith Macefield, who was the famously strong-willed Ballard tenant whoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Anomie Belle – Lovers

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Lovers” by Seattle’s Anomie Belle from herRead more…

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Live Video: Ghosts I’ve Met

The acoustic, rainy-day ballads of Ghosts I’ve Met, fronted by Seattle’s Sam Watts, are minimal in structure, soothing in spirit, sotto voce in tone, and come with a heavy sense of hope and fleeting moments. Having just released a new body of songs for his 2016 album, Night Repairs, Watts continues to compose in a way that simultaneously makes you mindful ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Math and Physics Club – Coastal California, 1985

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 “Coastal California, 1985” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ever So Android – Pretty Teeth

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Pretty Teeth” by Ever So Android,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Hotels – Linnette

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Linnette” by Hotels, from their 2016 self-releasedRead more…

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Album Premiere: Manatee Commune – Manatee Commune

Forget anything you might already think about Northwest electronica. For all of our gloomy and rain-sodden days and our fern-covered evergreen terrain, we sometimes produce bubbly and even tropical music. Take, for instance, Bellingham producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Eadie, who with his project Manatee Commune is among the latest rising stars, not just from our upper-left cornerRead more…

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