Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Gay: Dust Moth – Casual Friends

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. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Big Eyes – Almost Famous

Dilating their punkish pupils since their debut release Hard Life, Brooklyn’s Big Eyes set their sights on a musically matured sound for their sophomore 2013 album, Almost Famous. Ingrained within the Seattle scene in both sights and sonics, KEXP caught up with singer/songwriter Kait Eldridge to discuss visual inspirations and the use of a localRead more…

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Live Review: John in the Morning at Night with HAERTS, Pickwick, Baby Dayliner and Navvi at Neumos 6/12/15

The Morning Show with John Richards on KEXP has come to mean a lot of different things to different people over the years. But the overwhelmingly pervasive theme at Neumos on Friday for the revival of John In The Morning At Night was a whole hell of a lot of fun. The room was packed with jubilantRead more…

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Song of the Day: Timbre Barons – Automatic

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 “Automatic” by Seattle groupRead more…

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Song Premiere: Telekinesis – In A Future World

If you were just listening to The Morning Show on KEXP, hopefully you caught the world premiere of this new track from Seattle’s own Telekinesis (a.k.a. Michael Benjamin Lerner). And if not, check it out below:

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Song Premiere: Say Hi – Creatures of the Night

KEXP is delighted to sink our fangs into the worldwide premiere of a new track from Seattle’s own Say Hi, a.k.a. Eric Elbogen. Elbogen follows up his 2006 vampire concept album Impeccable Blahs with the sun-shy sequel, Bleeders Digest, a continuation on the exploration of their lives, through song. Today’s debut is appropriately titled “CreaturesRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Spekulation and Block Party at The Station

Seattle’s south end neighborhood Beacon Hill is putting on a single afternoon all-ages, free music festival June 20th, featuring some of the best in local hip-hop – from the Blue Scholars’ Prometheus Brown to Gabriel Teodros to Spekulation. The all-day Block Party will be honoring the neighborhood at the local coffee shop The Station. We hadRead more…

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Graphic Nature: Dreamsalon – Soft Stab

Spaced out indie psych at its finest, Dreamsalon’s Soft Stab is another piercing offering from the misty shores of the Pacific Northwest. Consisting of members Min Yee, Craig Chambers and Matthew Ford, the Seattle band crafts original and honest songs stewed in complex chord progressions, melodic bass and tight percussion, wrapped up in waves ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

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 “Multi-Love” by Unknown MortalRead more…

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Announcing the 2015 Macefield Music Festival Line-Up

Get ready, Ballard: Market Street is gonna shake with the Macefield Music Festival, October 2nd through 4th in this beautiful, historic ‘hood. The line-up features many Northwest favorites, including: Mark Lanegan, Thunderpussy, Jesse Sykes, Blood Drugs, Prom Queen, Future Shock, and many more. Additional guests will be announced at a free launch party on Tuesday,Read more…

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