Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: The Ghost Ease – Gemini Rise

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Gemini Rise” by TheRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest July 8-10

There are so many excellent Summer music festivals in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to know where to invest your time and money. West Seattle Summerfest, July 8-10, is absolutely not one to miss.  Besides being completely FREE, it has the best local music lineup you’re likely to find- Seattle favorites Tacocat, Donormaal, Draemhouse, GraceRead more…

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Video Premiere: Ages & Ages – They Want More

While the standout track of Ages & Ages‘ 2014 sophomore album, Divisionary, surely still has you singing “Do The Right Thing” in grandiose fashion, the Portland group has not been content to sit idly behind the success of a past project. Instead, they have been hard at work crafting their third album, Something To Ruin,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Fly Moon Royalty – Grown Man

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 “Grown Man” by Fly MoonRead more…

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KEXP Presents: KEXP Rocks the Dock at Waterfront Park 7/2

Renovations at Pier 62 aren’t over yet, but live music at the waterfront is already back! Join us for a FREE all-ages event on Saturday, July 2nd, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Waterfront Park (that’s 1401 Alaskan Way, between the Great Wheel and the Aquarium).  Rocks the Dock is a joint effort fromRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP Soul Day

On May 13th, in honor of Stevie Wonder’s 66th birthday, KEXP celebrated Soul Day, featuring twelve hours of some of the best rock ‘n’ soul music ever made. From 6AM to 6PM, KEXP DJs spun soul icons like Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin alongside contemporary greats like Lee Fields and Allen Stone. A highlight to the curatedRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Vox Mod

Seattle electronic musician Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod, has been a local favorite on KEXP’s airwaves ever since his breakout 2013 album SYN​-​ÆSTHETIC showcased his dense, celestial, epic style of spaced-out, synth-heavy electronic/rock jams. Hot on the heels of releasing his new album, Pure Consciousness, Vox Mod swings by KEXP to share a high-energy mixRead more…

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Song of the Gay: SassyBlack – Comicon

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2016 by featuring all LGBTQ artistsRead more…

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Macefield Festival 2016 lineup

Macefielders, come out and play! That’s the rallying cry for the independent music and arts festival in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood each fall. Good news for those ready – the Macefield Music Festival, named for Edith Macefield, the fiercely-independent Ballard resident who refused to sell her home to developers, just announced their 2016 lineup, which featuringRead more…

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Song of the Day: Draze – The Hood Ain’t The Same

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Hood Ain’t TheRead more…

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