Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Suggests: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 7/14-7/17

In what’s easily become a summer tradition for many KEXP listeners, the 4th Annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival kicks off tonight in beautiful Carnation, WA. It’s more than just a music festival: it’s a beautiful escape to Tolt-Macdonald Park with recreation tree climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the nearby Tolt River Beach, andRead more…

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Live Video: David Bazan

Our long-time musician friend, David Bazan, stopped by the KEXP studios the other day to play synth-ethereal songs off his new album, Blanco, which he so Bazanly described before the session as “basically electronic music with sadness.” No surprise there! If you know anything about the man you know he’s a poignantly witty lyricist, but is also oneRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: WD4D

Seattle-based DJ and producer Waylon Dungan (a.k.a. WD4D) has been a staple on the local DJ scene for well over a decade now. Consistently bringing his top-notch song selection, fresh mixing skills, and positive energy to each and every party and mixtape, WD4D also brings his lively, progressive style on his own productions and remixes.Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: Ballard SeafoodFest 7/9 + 7/10

There’s a lot more to the Ballard SeafoodFest than just salmon! Founded in 1974 to celebrate the neighborhood’s Nordic roots and connection to the fishing industry, the event has since blossomed into a FREE two-day festival with arts and crafts, a beer garden, and an amazing musical line-up. (And, of course, still plenty of seafood!)Read more…

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Song of the Day: The Ghost Ease – Gemini Rise

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 “Gemini Rise” by TheRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summerfest July 8-10

There are so many excellent Summer music festivals in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to know where to invest your time and money. West Seattle Summerfest, July 8-10, is absolutely not one to miss.  Besides being completely FREE, it has the best local music lineup you’re likely to find- Seattle favorites Tacocat, Donormaal, Draemhouse, GraceRead more…

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Video Premiere: Ages & Ages – They Want More

While the standout track of Ages & Ages‘ 2014 sophomore album, Divisionary, surely still has you singing “Do The Right Thing” in grandiose fashion, the Portland group has not been content to sit idly behind the success of a past project. Instead, they have been hard at work crafting their third album, Something To Ruin,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Fly Moon Royalty – Grown Man

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 “Grown Man” by Fly MoonRead more…

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KEXP Presents: KEXP Rocks the Dock at Waterfront Park 7/2

Renovations at Pier 62 aren’t over yet, but live music at the waterfront is already back! Join us for a FREE all-ages event on Saturday, July 2nd, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Waterfront Park (that’s 1401 Alaskan Way, between the Great Wheel and the Aquarium).  Rocks the Dock is a joint effort fromRead more…

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Live Video: KEXP Soul Day

On May 13th, in honor of Stevie Wonder’s 66th birthday, KEXP celebrated Soul Day, featuring twelve hours of some of the best rock ‘n’ soul music ever made. From 6AM to 6PM, KEXP DJs spun soul icons like Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin alongside contemporary greats like Lee Fields and Allen Stone. A highlight to the curatedRead more…

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