Category Archives: Local Music

Monday Music News

This is old news to you if you were listening to The Morning Show on KEXP this morning when DJ John Richards presented the world radio debut, but today we’ve got a new song from local faves Deep Sea Diver. Frontwoman Jessica Dobson stopped by the station this morning to share the track “One ByRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, August 4th • Naomi Punk at Sonic Boom Records, 6:00 PM // FREE, All Ages (more info) • Operators at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley First Aid Kit recently contributed to Australian radio station triple j‘s cover series “Like A Version.” The Swedish sisters selected Jack White’s “Love Interruption” and it is flawless. How do they make it look so easy? [Pitchfork] Seeing as how the name Diarrhea Planet sounds like it couldRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: Vibrations Festival 2014

It’s a great weekend for FREE, all ages outdoor concerts (the other being tonight’s kick-off show of the Concerts at the Mural series, that is): Seattle vintage-clothing/art-gallery/all-ages-venue Cairo is throwing their annual Vibrations Festival this Sunday, August 3rd at the Amphitheater in Volunteer Park.

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Song of the Day: Blooper - Tinted Windows

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. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Tinted Windows” by BlooperRead more...

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Thursday Music News

’90s-revivalists Speedy Ortiz go all the way back to the ’70s for their cover of the Sibylle Baier song “Lost Something In The Hills.” The obscure German folk-singer had recorded songs at home on a reel-to-reel recorder, and when none other than J Mascis got his hands on a copy, he helped Baier’s son getRead more...

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Video Roundup: Pickathon 2014

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd marks the 16th Annual Pickathon Music Festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, and every year, the festival continues to live up to its city’s name! The festival features a line-up of over fifty joy-inducing bands — including The War on Drugs, Warpaint, Valerie June, Foxygen,Read more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Saturday Part 2 - The Thermals, SOL, Pillar Point, and more!

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them in confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more...

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Album Review: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

There’s only one thing that’s remained constant on the weird, mystical journey of Seattle experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces: progressive thinking. Everything else is up for grabs. Where their debut EPs were bombastic and shocking in their odd use of sampling and jazz rhythms in a bass-heavy hip-hop style, they switched it all up forRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, July 29th • The Donkeys, Ephrata, Keaton Collective at Sunset Tavern // 21+ (more info) Wednesday, July 30th • Out to Lunch Concert Series Presents Michael Powers at Metropolitan Park North Tower // All Ages (more info)

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