Category Archives: Local Music

Monday Music News

Well, doesn’t that photo look weird? But, it’s time to face the new line-up for Death Cab for Cutie: the band will release their first album without founding member Chris Walla, titled Kintsugi. What’s a “Kintsugi”, you might ask? It’s a style of Japanese art where broken ceramics are fixed using resin that’s been mixedRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Roan Hartzog of Cabana

Seattle’s Cabana is playful and childlike in a raucus, garage-rock way. They’re joyous and yet lo fi. In a way, they’re all the great things that music is about. Because of this, we wanted to catch up with singer Roan Hartzog and ask him a bit about the band and what’s coming up next. You haveRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Shivas – Stalking Legs

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Stalking Legs” by The ShivasRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The fabulous Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings share a new track today, in celebration of their first ever Grammy Award nomination. Stream “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” below, a song that shimmers with soul and reverberates with a fantastic horn section. Tune in to the Grammys on February 8th to see if the group’s recentRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The prolific Ty Segall is at it again: today he shares the song “Mr. Face,” the title track from a new EP out January 13th via Famous Class. The release is being billed as “the world’s first playable pair of 3D glasses,” but with no further details, this could just be beautiful drunk talk. StreamRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, January 6th • The Jayhawks at The Neptune // All Ages (more info) • S [Jenn Ghetto], Pete Quirk, Finch Wolfe, and Corey J. Brewer at Chop Suey // 21+ (more info)

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Monday Music News

Seattle’s own Duff McKagan is here to help you start the new year off right. The longtime Guns N’ Roses guitarist is releasing the book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a collection of his old Seattle Weekly columns. McKagan explains, “It’s a how-to guide of things I’ve learned about life — beingRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Audioasis Community Partnership Concerts 1/10

Get psyched for 2015 KEXP’s Audioasis presents a psychedelic Community Partnership Concert on Saturday, January 10th, featuring local acts Black Whales, Old Light and Neighbors. Join us at the Sunset for this 21 and over show, filled with mind altering pop, brutal rock and all round groovy tunes, to benefit KEXP’s featured Non-Profit of theRead more…

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Live Video: Shaprece

The swagger that often accompanies natural talent was on full display as Seattle’s Shaprece dropped by KEXP to showcase a handful of heartfelt tunes from her new Molting EP. Juxtaposed between the electronic and the organic, Shaprece’s silky, soulful vocals paint alluring visuals over a minimal but marvelous musical pallet provided by Phillip Peterson’s broodingRead more…

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Song of the Day: FF – Caught In A Dream

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 Cheryl Waters, is “Caught In A Dream” byRead more…

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