Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP and Audioasis Present: A Benefit for Seattle Goodwill this Wednesday!

KEXP and Goodwill have been teaming up all month in celebration of Earth Day. The result has been an April focused on recycling and reuse. KEXP DJ’s even played a full day of tracks that had been “recycled” (remixed, covered or sampled). The month long partnership is culminating in a special night of music andRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Montage of Heck

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck opened Thursday, April 23, as an exclusive engagement in select movie theaters prior to the HBO televisionRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sun Breaks – Turnstile

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 “Turnstile” by Seattle duoRead more…

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Live Video: Chastity Belt

On their sophomore release, Time to Go Home, local ladies Chastity Belt unveil a new maturity. While their 2013 debut, No Regerts, took a snapshot of the Seattle party, the follow-up captures the aftermath: maybe there are “regerts” after all? Take in the new songs in this excellent weekend afternoon session below. Chastity Belt won’tRead more…

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Live Review: Tacocat, Chastity Belt, S, and Childbirth at the 2015 EMP Pop Conference 4/17/15

The EMP Pop Conference covers a lot of ground in its panels, discussions, and presentations – where else could you find programming covering both a Missy Elliott retrospective and a roundtable seeking to find out what the worst song ever is? – so it only makes sense that for its Seattle artist showcase, it would tryRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Lusine

Lusine is the alias of Seattle-based electronic producer Jeff McIlwain, a veteran artist within our local music community who’s sublime and meticulous blend of techno, house, ambient, and downtempo styles has found a home on the premier American record label Ghostly International for over a decade now. His exclusive DJ mix for Midnight In ARead more…

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Monday Music News

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has reached out to the public for funding for his battle against cancer. Fekete underwent surgery a few months ago to have a large tumor from his abdomen, but unfortunately, this rare and aggressive form of cancer has since spread to his lungs and spine. Since insurance will only coverRead more…

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Photos: The Sonics at Easy Street Records

Saturday night in West Seattle, history was made… or remade… when Northwest legends The Sonics performed a special set at Easy Street Records on Record Store Day to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The iconic Tacoma band alone were a huge draw to the legion of fans inside and surrounding the store, but dozen or soRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Electronic Audioasis 4/18

KEXP is excited to present another special all-electronic edition of Audioasis on Saturday, April 18th! Hosted by DJ Alex and co-produced with the help and guidance of Audioasis host DJ Sharlese, the show will feature live performances from Seattle-based electronic musician IG88 at 6:30 PM and Portland-based electronic producer Dylan Stark at 8:30 PM!

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Song of the Day: Mommy Long Legs – Life Rips

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 new local songs as selected by Audioasis host DJ Sharlese. MommyRead more…

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