Category Archives: Local Music

Music That Matters: Pacific Northwest Roundup, Part One

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 440 – Pacific Northwest Roundup, Part One Audioasis host DJRead more…

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Song of the Day: Girl Trouble – Letter to Santa

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 Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss. Brian Foss started hosting KEXP’sRead more…

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Live Video: The Shivas

How does K Records label impresario Calvin Johnson feel about Pink Floyd? DJ Sharlese may not get the local legend to reveal how he feels, but one thing we know for sure is that he loves Portland surf-rockers The Shivas. Not only has he released the young band’s fourth album You Know What To DoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Murder Vibes – Not Alone Tonight

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 “Not Alone Tonight” by MurderRead more…

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Live Review: Say Hi with Unlikely Friends at Barboza 12/12/14

Holy shit, Say Hi knows how to get the party started on a Friday night at 9PM! I honestly think I saw more empty drink cups and shot glasses lining the Barboza shelf of subwoofers tonight than I’ve ever seen at their weekly Saturday night dance gigs. In a city on a hill where weRead more…

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KEXP Presents: 2014 Yule Benefit at Neumos this Saturday!

It’s the most wonderful time of year… if “wonderful” actually means insanely busy. All the more reason to make some time for the music and attend KEXP’s 2014 Yule Benefit! It’s back and better than ever. This year features an amazing line-up of artists — Strand of Oaks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, S, and Cabana —Read more…

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Song of the Day: Smokey Brights – If I Can’t Change Your Mind

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 “If I Can’t Change YourRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 15th • Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, December 16th • How The Grouch Stole Christmas: The Grouch & Eligh CunninLynguists, DJ Abilities, DJ Fresh at The Showbox // All Ages (more info) • John Roderick’s Rendezvous at The Rendezvous // 21+Read more…

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Monday Music News

Remember how Modest Mouse hinted at a new song earlier this month? Well, here it is! Stream the track “Lampshades on Fire” (via The Current) below, a sneak peek at their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves out March 3rd. As you’ll hear, it doesn’t stray far from the trademark Mouse sound you know and love.Read more…

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KEXP Q&A: Timbrrr! Artists

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival is a place where people meet new bands, appreciate those they knew already and came to see, and drink hot toddies! We here at KEXP thought it would be fitting to ask some of the musicians gracing the Leavenworth, WA, stage some wintry-themed questions because, of course, it’s important to knowRead more…

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