Category Archives: Sonic Reducer

Weird At My School: Christmas Cavalcade

I love Christmas music. If my partner would permit such madness, I’d listen to it all year round, and the original version of ZE Records’ A Christmas Record is in my all-time Top Ten, regardless of the season. However, while walking around downtown Seattle yesterday with a friend who was feeling glum, the sound ofRead more…

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2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mr. West

When it comes to albums released in 2010, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s pored over them more intensely than a KEXP DJ. So, what were their favorites? Which CDs did they reach for the most, or, uh, “click on” the most in their iTunes players? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’sRead more…

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Sonic Reducer: Mr. West’s Summer Update

WALLS rocking faster than even light itself It is now summer, and that means hot, sweaty miserable shows with bands that can’t get around in the winter weather. One particularly good show this summer, was last Friday in Olympia at Manium, featuring local ragers WALLS, I’m a gun, and Sex Video, and all the wayRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Blog Reflection of 2006 by Mr. West

Photo courtesy of Playing Enemy There are several events that come to mind when I think about this year in rock: how awesome Devo was; the disappointment of missing Gorilla Biscuits, and then having Jason Davidson, our award-winning webmaster here at KEXP, tell me, “I don’t know who that band was, but it was theRead more…

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