Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Suggests: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival

KEXP is thrilled to co-present the first-ever Fisherman’s Village Music Festival! Join us on May 16th and 17th in the beautiful city of Everett for one of the largest music festivals in Snohomish County. Together with the Everett Music Initiative, we’ll present over 60 bands on four stages, including the Historic Everett Theatre, the oldestRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

All hail garage rockers King Khan & the Shrines, who have shared the video for the track “Born to Die” with us today. They’ll be hitting the road this spring in support of their Merge Records release Idle No More, including a June 25th stop at Neumos. [Under the Radar]

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Monday Music News

The bad news is, the Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced they’ll be canceling the Fourth of July line-up, due to poor ticket sales. The good news is, the Paramount have already snatched up headliners Kraftwerk to bring their 3-D extravaganza to their stage on July 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4th at 10Read more...

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KEXP Q&A: Modern Kin’s Andrew Grow

Portland’s Modern Kin recently released their debut self-titled record, a 12-track rocking album from the booming trio. The band is not afraid to experiment, either, having tried out a seven-show in 24-hours idea, streaming the performances live from Mississippi Studios in their hometown, Portland, Oregon. KEXP had a chance to chat with Modern Kin frontmanRead more...

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Live Video: Tangerine

Tangerine is the kind of band that puts a smile on your face. They’ve been playing locally around Seattle for a few years now and have started to hit the summer festival circuit, as well. Their bright pop sound with floating guitar tones and sweet vocals make them one of those bands that you don’tRead more...

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Song of the Day: Gibraltar - Satisfied

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 “Satisfied” by Seattle bandRead more...

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Live Video: LAKE

Step aside, Beyonce. Sure, the pop diva may have self-released her own album last year, but as DJ Sharlese points out, Washington’s own LAKE have been DIY’ing it since 2006. In fact, last year, the quirky locals released two albums -- The World is Real, on K Records, and their self-released album, Circular Doorway. AddRead more...

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Out This Week 3/18

It’s an excellent week for new releases, led by the latest from Philly-based psychrockers The War on Drugs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their third album, Lost In The Dream, as “another expansive blend of psych-tinged guitars, atmospheric keyboards, occasional horns and other instrumentation, hypnotic, often-motorik rhythms, folk-rock melodies and Dylanesque vocal phrasing.” They’llRead more...

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Monday Music News

In sad news, drummer Scott Asheton, a.k.a. “Rock Action” Asheton, of The Stooges passed away over the weekend at the age of 64. Along with his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, he helped form the influential punk band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967. In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Iggy Pop said:Read more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, March 18th • Shabazz Palaces, Erik Blood, Ricky & Mark at Tractor Tavern // 21+ (more info) • Leslie Wood, Feral Children, Local Strangers at A Night of Prosperity: Benefit for Whole Planet Foundation (6:00 PM) at Neumos // 21+ (more info) • Nils Frahm, Douglas Dare at Triple Door // All Ages (moreRead more...

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