Category Archives: The Roadhouse

Who Dat?! It’s the KEXP Mardi Gras Show live in The Roadhouse tonight!

Yeah you right! It’s Carnival time once again and of course we’ll deliver with 3 hours of New Orleans brass, funk, old-time R&B, and carnival classics. It’s Mardi Gras Day next Tuesday Feb 16th and we’ll celebrate over the radio and through your media players, like we always do, in The Roadhouse with Greg VandyRead more...

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Live Video: Frank Fairfield on The Roadhouse

Two weeks ago, old time blues musician Frank Fairfield stopped by The Roadhouse with Greg Vandy to play songs from his new album and some traditional favorites. While just in his mid-twenties, Fairfield is a man out of time, looking and playing the part of a 20′s Dust Bowl rambler, with ankle-high wool trousers, buttonedRead more...

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Tonight on The Roadhouse: Rodriguez

Tune in during the 7 o’clock hour tonight for an original 45-minute piece on the Detroit cult-icon who is playing his first ever show in Seattle, Tuesday 6/23 @ The Triple Door before touring the remainder of the West Coast. The feature includes an exclusive interview with Rodriguez and the man who tracked him downRead more...

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The Roadhouse presents: Psycho! 1960s Northwest Garage Rock!

Today, Wednesday, October 22, KEXP 90.3 presents a special program in The Roadhouse: “Psycho! 1960s Northwest Garage Rock” is specially devoted to the history-quaking, moneymaker-shaking distorted sounds that came out of Pacific NW garages, basements, greasy clubs, and teen dances of the 1960s. The entire three hour program will delve deeply into regional one-hit wonderRead more...

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Live on The Roadhouse: Charles Van Zandt and Satellite 4

written by Frankie Brownstone photos by Jeff Conlin Last night on The Roadhouse, Greg Vandy welcomed a very special live guest, Charles Van Zandt, and the Seattle soul combo Satellite 4. LISTEN NOW! Charles Van Zandt is a gifted singer from Tyler, Texas. There must be something special in the water down there, because theRead more...

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The Roadhouse Jug Band auditions

Last Wednesday, June 11th, and last night, June 18th, we held auditions live in the Roadhouse with Greg Vandy to find the members of the first and only official Roadhouse Jug Band (now officially named The Dexter Street Stompers), which will be fearlessly led by yours truly. Each night we had five old-timey, irreverent hopefulsRead more...

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Be a Jug Band Star: The Roadhouse Jug Band Auditions!

A revival in KEXP’s Roadhouse. Sign up for a chance to be a Jug Band star! KEXP’s Greg Vandy is searching for folks to audition for a new Roadhouse Jug Band in the month of June! Selected applicants will audition live on The Roadhouse on KEXP (Wednesdays from 6PM to 9PM) on the instrument ofRead more...

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The Roadhouse: Get Old-timey Tonight!

Greg Vandy brings the old-time to The Roadhouse tonight at 6pm. The Kings Of Mongrel Folk and Tom Sauber will play live at 7pm, and preview Roots & Branches, a film/performance presentation at NW Film Forum, tomorrow, Thursday, May 8th. Northwest Film Forum presents a special presentation featuring motion picture and newsreel footage from theRead more...

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The Roadhouse: It’s Carnival Time! (it’s early this year!)

photo by Mike Sax I know, I know. You all think Mardi Gras is not cool and there’s no way you’re going out with beads and all that stupid shit you see on TV (or those really bad ads in the Weekly this week). I know. But let me be the one to tell yaRead more...

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Video Roundup: “Thanksgiving Folk” on The Roadhouse

Stuff your bird tonight in The Roadhouse. Host Greg Vandy presents his annual “Thanksgiving Folk: Origins of the American Traditional Song,” where you’ll hear the evolution and variations of songs like “John Henry,” “Frankie & Johnny,” “Midnight Special,” and “In The Pines,” from their first recordings through the revival versions since. Plus, you’ll hear newRead more...

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