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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Deep Sea Diver

“It’s pretty windy, and Peter’s cymbals are all over the place, but we’re going to roll with it.” Deep Sea Diver‘s Jessica Dobson may have introduced the Seattle quartet’s performance nonchalantly, but they were anything but casual during their 45 minute performance as they opened the Bigfoot stage on the festival’s third day. Their recently-releasedRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: La Luz

It’s been close to six months since La Luz left Seattle for Los Angeles, so Sasquatch served as a sort of homecoming for the surf rock quartet. (Notably, they were met with weather that was far more Californian than Northwestern.) The move hasn’t dulled their reverb-drenched edge one bit however, as the Luzers were inRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 2: Hibou

Peter Michel seems to be living in the breezy midpoint in between lying in bliss and getting lost in the moment, so it’s fitting that the Seattle’ musician and his comrades in Hibou opened the Bigfoot stage on a day that fell into that same feeling. Most of Hibou’s catalog runs at a midtempo paceRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Telekinesis

Save for the jam band-heavy lineup of the festival’s inaugural year – it’s weird to think about now, but in the early 2000s, jam bands were as prominent at festivals as EDM is now – Sasquatch has long been an indie rock heavy festival, and even though this year’s lineup is slightly less heavy on guitars thanRead more…

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Song of the Day: Kris Orlowski – Enough

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 “Enough” by Kris Orlowski from hisRead more…

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Song of the Day: Erik Blood – Quiet

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 “Quiet” by Erik Blood fromRead more…

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Live Video: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

You’ve probably watched a lot of our in-studio videos, but you probably haven’t seen one quite like this one from Seattle’s eccentric, Johnny Cash-saddled Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. Having been around for ten years, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo certainly have their sound and live performance down pat. First off, there’s Mr. Amaker’s zany, frontman personalityRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: J-Justice

Seattle’s J-Justice (a.k.a. Jason Justice) has been a trusted local favorite behind the turntables for over a decade now, helping ignite the influential SunTzu and TRUST dance parties. Originally a native of the Philadelphia area, Justice brings a love for warm, soulful, and progressive grooves both to the club where he’s opened up for internationalRead more…

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Song of the Day: Manatee Commune – Clay (feat. Marina Price)

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 “Clay (feat. Marina Price)”Read more…

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Song of the Day: Acapulco Lips – Awkward Waltz

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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Awkward Waltz” by AcapulcoRead more…

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