Category Archives: Local Music

Song of the Day: Draze – The Hood Ain’t The Same

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 “The Hood Ain’t TheRead more…

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Live Review: The Gits, The Raveonettes, Black Lips, Ming City Rockers at Elysian’s 20th Anniversary 6/12/16

Music and beer are a perfect pair. Add Seattle as a backdrop, and it gets even better. At Elysian’s 20th Anniversary event this past Saturday, fans of all three came together for a celebratory day at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Festival attendees sipped Elysian brews to sets by Ming City Rockers, Black Lips, The Raveonettes,Read more…

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Live Video: Black Mountain

When Vancouver-based band Black Mountain stepped in the studio, we got a contact high. Not necessarily from their clothing, but definitely from their heavy, sludgy, psychedelic sound. Vocalists Stephen McBean and Amber Webber trade verses over a Black Sabbath-inspired wave of droning guitar and keyboard. The KEXP session was a little bit of a homecoming,Read more…

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Song of the Day: David Bazan – Both Hands (Over My Eyes)

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Both Hands (Over MyRead more…

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Live Review: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall 5/26/16

Review by Alan Lawrence Inspired by KEXP’s very own DJ Greg Vandy’s beautiful new book about Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River songs, Benaroya Hall was host to a sold out “Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Moth of Songs”, featuring performances by some top artists including guitarists Bill Frisell and Luke Bergman, Gerald Collier, Dave AlvinRead more…

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Song of the Day: Goodbye Heart – Lives on Lives

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Lives on Lives” byRead more…

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Song of the Day: Lisa Prank – Starting Again

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Starting Again” by Lisa Prank fromRead more…

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Album Review: NAVVI – Omni

Hardly anyone on the Seattle electronic scene does intimacy quite like NAVVI does. In the two and a half years since they started asking about our weekend plans, the duo of Brad Boettger and Kristin Henry has worked slowly and steadily on perfecting the tug of war that makes their vision of relationship so convincing.Read more…

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Song of the Day: Ghosts I’ve Met – Songbirds

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Songbirds” by Ghosts I’ve MetRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Thunderpussy

For the better part of a year, Thunderpussy has been going through a list of local Seattle clubs and conquering them one by one. For their second Sasquatch consecutive appearance (they explosively opened the small Yeti stage at last year’s fest), the quartet roared the main stage open on Monday afternoon. If there was anyRead more…

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