Category Archives: Local Music

KEXP Presents: R-Day with My Goodness, Bread & Butter, Naked Giants 10/21

Northwest music and northwest beer — it’s hard to imagine a better pairing. This Saturday, you’ll be treated to some of the best of both as KEXP and Rainier Beer team up once again for the annual R-Day celebration. KEXP’s The Morning Show DJ John Richards will be on site hosting the event with performances fromRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Josh Rawlings

From a patio overlooking the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, WA, Seattle musician, Josh Rawlings, prepares himself for a month-long writing session with famed Seattle music producer, Ryan Lewis. Rawlings, who has toured with the golden-voiced Allen Stone and is one-fourth of the award-winning neo-jazz band, Industrial Revelation, has grown into a covetedRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Healing From Music, Giving Empathy to the Artists

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. “WhereRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Disaster Relief Show featuring Beat Connection, Zoolab, and Beeba at Neumos 10/11

The past few months have been overwhelming with the relentless barrage of natural disasters around the globe. Now is the time for people to come together to help support these communities struggling to rebuild their homes and providing the resources necessary to survive. This Wednesday, local artists will be doing there part to give backRead more…

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Audioasis on KEXP Co-Presents: Freakout! Fest Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Since 2012, Freakout Records has taken over venues in the Ballard neighborhood for multiple nights of blaring, sweaty, and all around thrilling local music with their namesake Freakout! festival. Now entering its fifth iteration on November 17th and 18th, Freakout! is stepping up with one of their most exciting lineups yet that covers the breadthRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight: RVN

Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week we’re highlighting Seattle songwriter and producer RVN, who recently self-released his LP GREYNEON. Raven Matthews, aka RVN, can’t be put into a box. His willingness to defy expectations from track-to-track and embrace what might be considered “shockingRead more…

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We Just Want to Play Shows: An Oral History of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (Part 2)

By Dusty Henry and Sharlese Metcalf In part one of the Old Fire House oral history, we talked with some of the people who worked on creating OFH and building a space for the youth. Equally as valuable to understanding why OFH matters so much is the people who were there experiencing these shows. WhenRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Versing Finds Indie Rock Peace on Nirvana

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. TheRead more…

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We Just Want to Play Shows: An Oral History of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (Part 1)

By Dusty Henry and Sharlese Metcalf How old were you when you went to your first show? A better question – how old were you when you went to your first show without your parents? In the Seattle area, we’re truly lucky to have spaces where young people can experience and create music on their ownRead more…

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KEXP Premiere: Who Is She? – Seattle Freeze

How often have you heard about this idea of the “Seattle Freeze?” It’s a concept that suggests that Seattle and the people in it have trouble connecting. People who transplant to the city are most often to point it out and quickly complain about how hard it is to make friends in a city whereRead more…

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