Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Rose Windows – Glory, Glory

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Glory, Glory” by RoseRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

It’s often been said that Seattle has the best summers. Not only is that true for the perfectly-mild temperatures, but it’s also true for our awesome FREE outdoor concerts! Along with KEXP’s own Concerts at the Mural series, you can also spend the summer at the 37th Annual Out to Lunch Concert Series! This year’sRead more…

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R.I.P. Darius Minwalla of The Posies

It’s with terrible sadness that KEXP reports Darius Minwalla, longtime drummer for local band The Posies, passed away yesterday, May 21st, in his home in Vancouver, BC. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Minwalla joined the power-pop quartet in 2001, appearing on their 2005 comeback album Every Kind of Light, 2010’s Blood/Candy, andRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #12 with Cloud Nothings, Tacocat & Chastity Belt

Little Big Show was back in full force last week, with Cloud Nothings, Tacocat and Chastity Belt all delivering stellar sets. Best of all, Little Big Show #12 raised $11,000 for Teen Tix, a local non-profit empowering young people to take an active role in shaping their arts community as audience members, critics, influencers, advocates,Read more…

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Video Premiere: Broken Water – Beach

It’s been three years since we last heard from Olympia, WA-based trio Broken Water. Not only did it take a few years to create their latest album, Wrought, but it took just as long for them to craft this video. KEXP is proud to present the worldwide premiere of the video for “Beach,” shot overRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy

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. Every Friday, we feature a song by a Northwestern artist. Today’s song, featured on TheRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Northwest Folklife Festival 5/22-5/25

Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? You can at least take a cultural trip around the world with the 44th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, running May 22nd through 25th on Seattle Center grounds. You’ll get to enjoy over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities, all for the low, low price of, well,Read more…

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Live Video: The Helio Sequence

When a band self-titles an album midway through their career, it’s usually for one of two reasons: they’ve either run out of ideas or they’ve taken a significantly new tact. For Portland duo The Helio Sequence, the reason is obvious. Rather than mull over songs in their usual slow-going and contemplative process, they took inspirationRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Scotty Smith of Fauna Shade

This is a big summer for Fauna Shade. They have a new singles premiering, a showcase with KEXP, gigs at summer music festivals and features on Seattle radio stations. For singer Scotty Smith, it’s the dream life. We got a chance to catch up with Smith during this whirlwind experience and ask him a fewRead more…

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Song of the Day: EYELIDS – Seagulls Into Submission

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 “Seagulls Into Submission” byRead more…

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