Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Elia – Libertad, Cultura, Fe

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. This week, we are featuring songs by Latin American artists, as selected by Chilly, host ofRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chris Staples – Golden Age

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 “Golden Age” by ChrisRead more…

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KEXP Presents: R Day with Thunderpussy and Hobosexual 10/22

It’s not a gathering of pirates. (That would be “ARRRR Day.”) It’s R Day, a party at the Old Rainier Brewery this Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. In fact, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have officially proclaimed the day “Rainier Beer’s R Day,” so youRead more…

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Song of the Day: Hobosexual – VHS or Sharon Stone

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 the self-released single “VHSRead more…

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Song of the Day: Manatee Commune – Be Still (feat. Marina Price)

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Be Still” by ManateeRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 2

The second day of Macefield Music Festival invoked thunderstorms and musical fanfare as dozens of bands faced ecstatic crowds of music lovers at the KEXP Mainstage, Tractor Tavern, Conor Byrne Pub, and The Sunset. Seattle rapper Grynch threw down his approachable, lyrical west coast rhymes for an early group of fans at the Mainstage. Full ofRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 1

Day 2 of Macefield Music Festival possessed a nice balance of crisp October weather, jangly jams, electrified éclat, and some bona fide rock ‘n’ roll – such as the rapturous return of Hazel! It’s been a minute since the 90s grunge-era band has reunited to play a festival, possibly since 2012’s MusicfestNW. While it drizzled on KEXPRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016, Day 1

And so we witnessed another amazing music festival! This time it was the 4th annual Macefield Music Festival that took place this weekend across Conor Byrne, Tractor Tavern, The Sunset Tavern, and the charmingly bricked streets of Ballard Ave. Macefield Music Festival was named after Edith Macefield, who was the famously strong-willed Ballard tenant whoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Anomie Belle – Lovers

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, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Lovers” by Seattle’s Anomie Belle from herRead more…

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Live Video: Ghosts I’ve Met

The acoustic, rainy-day ballads of Ghosts I’ve Met, fronted by Seattle’s Sam Watts, are minimal in structure, soothing in spirit, sotto voce in tone, and come with a heavy sense of hope and fleeting moments. Having just released a new body of songs for his 2016 album, Night Repairs, Watts continues to compose in a way that simultaneously makes you mindful ofRead more…

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