Category Archives: Local Music

Midnight In A Perfect World: Joey Webb

Seattle-based DJ Joey Webb has been bringing his charismatic energy to the turntables as a steady sound selector behind a wide variety of house, funk, and soul nights. Gaining wisdom and a deep collection holding down parties in previous home bases of New York, Texas, and California, Joey is currently active throwing the recurring JIVERead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Deep Sea Diver – Fantasy

Leave it to Deep Sea Diver to make a Mariah Carey ’90s pop hit KEXP-friendly. While the glitter-adorned R&B diva isn’t an artist we usually champion here, she is an artist Deep Sea Diver frontwoman Jessica Dobson grew up with. “I’ve loved Mariah Carey since I was a little kid. Her song ‘Hero’ was theRead more…

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Live Review: Wolf Parade with Deep Sea Diver at Neptune Theatre 8/8/2016

Wolf Parade were always going to be a band that would age well. With all of the members having hands in other projects at any given time, it wasn’t ever that farfetched of a concept to see them moving away from Wolf Parade, so when it happened in 2011, they did the opposite of whatRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Vera at the Waterfront 8/13

This Saturday, August 13th, The Vera Project & Friends of Waterfront Seattle present Vera at the Waterfront: a much needed, free, all-ages excuse to pretend the summer’s end isn’t rapidly approaching. Complete with a stacked lineup of local musicians and art installation provided by Vera’s screenprint collective, Vera at the Waterfront will take place from 3PMRead more…

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Song of the Day: Daniel G. Harmann – Hesitations

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 “Hesitations” by Daniel G. Harmann from hisRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hanssen – We Went Too Far Forward

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 “We Went Too FarRead more…

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Live Video: Pillar Point

With a wash of funky synth and a splash of dancey pop, Seattle’s Pillar Point is making waves on the electronic scene. Having transitioned from indie rock to indie synthpop, Scott Reitherman has just released his one-man project’s sophomore album, Marble Mouth, on Polyvinyl Record Co. In-studio at KEXP, Reitherman’s guitar and bass playing and singing rise toRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Pizza Fest VII at El Corazon and Funhouse 8/4-8/6

This weekend, Pizza Fest returns to El Corazon and Funhouse for a seventh year of greasy punk, rock, metal, and of course, pizza.  The three-day festival is appropriately headlined by the long-running, Ramones-inspired, “original” pizza-themed punk band Personal & the Pizzas.  This year’s lineup also includes local favorites Boyfriends, Bread & Butter, SSDD (Steal ShitRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hot Hot Heat – Kid Who Stays in the Picture

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Kid Who Stays inRead more…

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Live Video: DoNormaal

One of the hardest working artists in the Seattle music scene, DoNormaal (the moniker of Seattle-via-California musician/poet Christianne Karefa-Johnson) burst onto the local stage in 2015 with the release of her excellent debut LP, Jump or Die. Since then, she has unfailingly proven herself as a top notch live artist and performer, and among the most excitingRead more…

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