Category Archives: Local Music

Live Video: The Sonics Live at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day is monumental in Seattle in a way that isn’t seen in the rest of the country: we crawl out of whatever grunge holes we live in and slither over to the nearest record stores and start feeding on vinyl, eating 45s, and rubbing the sleeves all over our bodies, happily rolling around in our ownRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 5: Youth Lagoon, Chairlift

“Cheers to evolution, cheers to knowing where you are going, cheers to the future.” Those were Trevor Power’s parting words as Boise and the U.S. said goodbye to Youth Lagoon on the final night of Treefort Music Fest. It was a moment Boise was surely dreading, but after a fun day with acts such asRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 4: San Fermin, White Denim, YACHT, Oddisee, Aesop Rock

Saturday marked Treefort Music Fest‘s busiest day with a slew of diverse acts found at every hour. On the main stage San Fermin and White Denim both brought an orchestra’s worth of sound to full crowds, while Yacht got Boise dancing like only Yacht can. Elsewhere, the Knitting Factory offered Treefort a bit of hip-hop,Read more…

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Treefort Music Fest 2016, Day 3: Diarrhea Planet, Charles Bradley, Built To Spill, So Pitted, La Luz

Day 3 of Treefort Music Fest marked the first day of the main stage and boasted a varied line up that was more than worth standing in the chilly Boise weather for. Elsewhere, acts like So Pitted and Diarrhea Planet worked venues into a frenzy, providing the coldest day of the festival yet with moreRead more…

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Song of the Day: Wild Powwers – Party Song

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Party Song” by Seattle bandRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Sub Pop Turns 28 at Barboza 4/1

Comedian Patton Oswalt has a bit about how you should only really be allowed 20 birthdays. There’s only about 20 birthdays you should be allowed to celebrate. And the others? You’re wasting cake and paper. Here are the 20 you can celebrate: 1 through 9, you get a birthday. Cause you’re a little kid! ARead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Supreme La Rock

Seattle’s Supreme La Rock (a.k.a. Danny Clavesilla) is a local legend and internationally respected DJ that continues to bring authentic DJ culture to the forefront every time he steps up to the decks. Also a renowned crate digger and vinyl enthusiast who was instrumental in placing a contemporary spotlight on Seattle’s vibrant 60s and 70sRead more…

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Song of the Day: STRFKR – Never Ever

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Every Friday, we feature a song by a Pacific Northwestern artist. Today’s song, featured onRead more…

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Live Video: Fauna Shade

A review of Fauna Shade‘s single “Marzipan” described their sound as “Floydian… zapping electronic wiggles.” This simultaneously whimsical yet vague description fits the band perfectly: their sound bounces through all the psychedelic subgenres, with droning stoner fuzz meeting some of Tame Impala’s catchier melodies, all set to a patient, mid-tempo shoegaze backdrop. The Everett, Washington, outfitRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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