Category Archives: Local Music

Monday Music News

Late last month, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists took to the streets of Brooklyn to announce the Portland band’s new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, will be out January 20th on Capitol Records. Today, we’ve got the studio version of the track “Make You Better” to share, and it’s even dreamierRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Tomo Nakayama

Lead vocalist and bandleader of Grand Hallway, and solo artist in his own right, Tomo Nakayama has a beautiful voice and a calming presence. He’s one of those artists that, when you see him, you are soothed and introspective at the same time. On November 4th, Tomo is playing 14 shows around the city ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Say My Name (feat. Zyra)”Read more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership & Benefit Show 11/1

This Saturday, November 1st, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships Concert features local hip-hop acts Gifted Gab, Hightek Lowlives, and Nu Era. They’ll bring the beats to the Vera Project for an all-ages show to benefit East African Community Services.

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Thursday Music News

Scottish group Young Fathers took the Barclaycard Mercury Prize yesterday with their debut album, Dead, beating out artists like Damon Albarn and FKA Twigs. The winner is selected each year by a panel of UK music critics and industry figures. Watch the band perform LIVE in the KEXP studios back in May of this year:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, October 27th • The Kills, Baby In Vain at the Neptune Theatre // All Ages (more info) • BIG K.R.I.T., Two-9 at the Showbox // All Ages (more info) • Ballet School at Barboza // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, October 28th • KEXP Presents Pond at the Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

Earlier this year, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit released their third album, Stay Gold, and the siblings do just that in the video for the title track, streaming below. In the clip, Klara and Johanna Söderberg wander dreamily around the island of Gotland. Check it out, and tune in on Saturday, November 15th toRead more…

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Friday Music News

She & Him, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will drop a 13-track cover album called Classics on December 2. They’ve put a fun little radio widget on their website and when it’s turned to AM station 1202 the site unlocks their cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.” Check out two trailers for the upcoming album,Read more…

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Live Video: Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius mastermind Mike Hadreas is a local, but it wasn’t until the 2010 Matador 21 anniversary shows in Las Vegas that I first saw him live. Sandwiched on the bill between two iconic heavyweights (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Cat Power, for crissakes), Mike sat timidly behind his piano with his boyfriend. He seemedRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Pharmacy – Masten Lake Lagoon

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Masten Lake Lagoon” by TheRead more…

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