Category Archives: Music That Matters Podcast

Music That Matters, Vol. 328 - Iceland Airwaves 2012 Preview

This week, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012, where once again we’ll feature live performances from bands each day, some you’ve heard before and others you probably haven’t... nor can probably even pronounce! It’s the sheer talent and diversity of Iceland music that keeps bringing usRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Spotlight on Decibel Festival

If you’re looking for proof that electronic music isn’t just “techno” and that it actually covers a vast range of sounds, from the most beautiful and tranquil neo-classical compositions to the most bombarding, overwhelmingly awesome club beats, Seattle’s annual Decibel Festival is exhibit A. And you don’t need much more proof than that if youRead more...

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Music That Matters podcast, Vol. 317 - Made in Denmark

It is summer time in Denmark right now, and that means beautiful, never ending summer days, which of course should be accompanied by a suitable soundtrack. The “Made in Denmark” Music That Matters podcast is dedicated to an exploration of Danish music and presents what’s playing on the Danish stereos right now and what dancyRead more...

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Weird At My School: Big Gay Podcast 2012

When I program the annual Big Gay Podcast, spotlighting KEXP artists who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I have a couple of goals in the mind. The first is to connect music lovers with a bunch of artists and songs worthy of special consideration. And the second is to doRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Roadtrip 2012

All packed for Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend? There’s one thing you don’t want to forget: road music! No matter where you’re coming from, the Gorge is a haul and you’re going to want the best music to pass the time. KEXP has you covered: Midday Show host Cheryl Waters has once again curated aRead more...

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Music That Matters podcast: Bumbershoot 2011 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s weekly Music That Matters podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner,Read more...

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Weird At My School: Big Gay Podcast 2011

When I read the opening paragraphs of Frank Bruni’s editorial for the Sunday New York Times, for a moment I thought the Op-Ed contributor had been flipping through my diary: IN the mid-1980s, when I was in college, what concerned and frustrated my peers and me was how few states had basic statutes forbidding discriminationRead more...

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Music That Matters podcast: March Madness

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. BOAT / photo by Laura Totten Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 245 - March MadnessRead more...

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Music That Matters podcast: The Loneliest Number

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. Macklemore with Kevin Cole (photo by Alex Crick) Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 241 -Read more...

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Music That Matters podcast: Space Is the Place

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. 239 - Space Is The Place Deep in the voidRead more...

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