Category Archives: Local Music

Timber! Outdoor Music Fest 2017: Initial Lineup Announced

If you missed the announcement on The Morning Show on KEXP earlier today, we’re excited to share the initial line-up for the 2017 Timber! Outdoor Music Festival! Celebrating its fifth year, Timber! invites you to the rural splendor of Carnation, Washington July 13th-14th for another fun, family-friendly weekend of music and activities. This year’s headlinersRead more…

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Video Premiere: Lemolo – One to Love

While local dream-pop project Lemolo is often talked about as a Seattle band, its roots stretch across Elliott Bay to Poulsbo, WA. Songwriter Meagan Grandall’s affection for her hometown is on full display in Lemolo’s new video for “One to Love”, the opening track to her 2015 LP, Red Right Return. Shot in town along the band’s namesake, LemoloRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sera Cahoone – Only One

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 “Only One” by SeattleRead more…

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Mastering the Hustle + Career Day This Saturday

Have you always dreamed about having a career in music? It may not be as far off as you think. This Saturday, you’ll have two different free opportunities to learn from local artists and industry professionals on how to succeed in an arts career. Whether you’re looking for ways to become a better performer or just curiousRead more…

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Song of the Day: Brenda Xu – Lovely Storm

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 “Lovely Storm,” by Seattle-basedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Lydia Ramsey – Show Me The Stars

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 “Show Me the Stars”,Read more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: LUNA GOD

At the epicenter of some of the most exciting current local hip-hop, R&B, and cutting-edge club music, there’s a solid chance you’ll find LUNA GOD, the alias of Seattle’s Caleb Talbert. A chameleonic musician, he’s recently turned his attention to wildly diverse and unpredictably vibrant productions, a style that also carries over to his infectiouslyRead more…

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Photos: Sound Off! 2017 Finals

For 16 years, the Sound Off! competition has supported all ages music by giving a platform to young, local artists. All competitors are under 21, reside within the Pacific Northwest, and almost always give us a few show-stopping moments. We’ve seen Sound Off! kick off the careers of Northwest favorites like The Lonely Forest, DaveRead more…

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Song of the Day: Minus the Bear – Invisible

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 “Invisible” by Minus the Bear, fromRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Simic

Simic is the alias of Ben Block, a Seattle-based DJ, electronic producer, and core member of the local secondnature collective. With musical interests weaving from classic house and techno to krautrock and 80’s sonic experiments, his sets reflect an immersive and dynamic quality that comes from a search for music that is both effective onRead more…

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