Category Archives: Local Music

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 1: MASZER

KEXP’s broadcast from Pioneer Square as part of Upstream Music Fest + Summit continues with Seattle-based group MASZER, who brought a expansive, droning set to our stage at Little London Plane. Built on the propulsive dual percussion of Joseph Braley and Emilio Muniz, resonant guitar from Tomer-David Rapaport (aka STITCX), and vocal power of Kate Blackstock, MASZER easilyRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: COSMOS

COSMOS kicked off KEXP’s Live Broadcast at Upstream Music Fest + Summit with an undeniable style and presence, establishing the all-ages presence at the festival, and further cementing the band’s place within the local music scene. Upstream marks another junction on the rising career of COSMOS, following a top finish at 2016’s Mo’Pop Sound Off! competition, which earned theRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Dreamdecay

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features Seattle post-punk outfit Dreamdecay, performing Saturday, May 13  at 10 p.m on the False Prophet stageRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Luna God

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features producer Luna God, performing Saturday, May 13  at 11:30 p.m on the Fish Take FriendsRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Upstream Music Fest + Summit 5/11-13

It’s easy to take the Northwest’s thriving local music scene for granted. Each day it  feels like a new artist is popping up. From snarky indie rockers to enigmatic rappers and avant garde electronic artists, there’s always some incredible new act to be discovered. If you’re not keeping your ear to ground, you might be missing outRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Heiress

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features metal outfit Heiress, performing Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 p.m on KEXP’s Seek &Read more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Eastern Souvenirs

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features electronic-pop project Eastern Souvenirs, performing Friday, May 12  at 7 p.m. Electronic music and acoustic instruments haveRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Falon Sierra

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features Seattle jazz and neo soul songwriter Falon Sierra, performing Thursday, May 11 on the Sound Off!Read more…

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Song of the Day: My Goodness – Silver Lining

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 “Silver Lining” by Seattle garageRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: Bread & Butter

Leading up until the Upstream Music Fest + Summit, a Northwest regionally focused festival with over 300 acts, KEXP will be featuring a new local artist from the lineup with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. Today’s post features Seattle power-pop group Bread & Butter, performing Thursday, May 11 on the Killroom Records stage at 10 PM. There’sRead more…

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