Category Archives: The Roadhouse

Live Video: Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. has been a highlight of the SXSW music festival for years. Beloved by local fans, the 28-year old Austin-based guitarist and songwriter is known to rip through blues classics and originals in his high-energy shows with both reverent devotion and stylish innovation, but now his recent Warner Bros. released EP, The BrightRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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Live Video: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three

Men out of time, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three play old time Americana — ragtime, country blues, jazz, and western swing — in a way that, despite their anachronistic attire, they make seem fresh and new to listeners today. About four years ago, Pokey started performing and recording by himself, but in 2009Read more…

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The Roadhouse’s Pickathon 2011 preview

Regular listeners know how I feel about Pickathon. Last week in The Roadhouse I played all Pickathon music. Listen to that show here. What is this Pickathon? It’s an indie-roots music festival 20 minutes east of Portland, in Happy Valley, Oregon on Pendarvis Farm, the same 80-acre farm where the Decemberists recorded their latest. ItRead more…

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Listen to “Soul Freedom” on The Roadhouse

Dyn-O-Mite! For years now, I’ve been broadcasting an Independence Day special show called Soul Freedom. It aired on Wednesday during The Roadhouse, but with the miracle of audio technology and the inter-webs, you can hear this 3-hour show right now, or anytime over this Holiday weekend. It’s the perfect soundtrack for you’re 4th of JulyRead more…

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SXSW preview: Frank Fairfield trailer

The last screening of the Frank Fairfield movie, produced by More Dust Than Digital and American Standard Time’s Greg Vandy (host of KEXP’s The Roadhouse), is tomorrow, Thursday, 3/17, in Austin at the Alamo on S. Lamar at 11am as part of Documentary Shorts 1. The Alamo serves breakfast and coffee, so it’s a goodRead more…

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Live Video: Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham has one of those voices that usually takes a lifetime of cigarettes and booze to cultivate. His raw, world-worn vocals belie his mere 30 years, but he’s still had his fair share of experiences, including a stint as a bull rider, which he started doing his late teens. Around that time, a guitarRead more…

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Live Video: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

You might think them Seattle’s own Soggy Bottom Boys, but Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are both relative young ‘uns in the old-time music scene. You’d hardly know it when listening to them perform their tight harmonies, but the now local-based duo met only a short time ago after being connected by a mutual friendRead more…

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Song of the Day: Frazey Ford – Firecracker

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 DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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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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