Category Archives: Wo’ Pop

2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

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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Wo’ Pop band profile: Hanggai

The Mongolian folk music band out of Beijing, Hanggai, recently headlined a show at Chicago’s Millennium Park and are set to play at the Fuji Rock festival July 29 (Niigata, Japan) with big names like Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Beach House and a slew of others. Like recent pop bands taking up banjos andRead more...

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SONAR 2011 next week!

It’s been a busy June so far. At the beginning of the month, I played at the MUTEK electronic music festival in Montreal with my dear friends Deadbeat and Pezzner. MUTEK was a revelation as was Montreal. The festival showcased new audio and video work by Amon Tobin, Palstikman, as well as Chan Chan CircuitoRead more...

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2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

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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2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

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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Song of the Day: Grupo Fantasma - El Consejo

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 deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection is “El Consejo”Read more...

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Live Review: Yelle, Neumo’s, Seattle 10/27

review and photos by Liza Zinina Yelle‘s second visit to the Seattle has proven to be even more electrifying and inspiring then the first. The spring show at the War Room was simply a warm-up for what was yet to come and the finished product captivated the ready-to-jump crowd with the beats and the energyRead more...

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Live Review: Keren Ann, The Triple Door, Seattle 6/12

Review and phoot by Rebecca Campeau French/Israeli folksy/pop singer Keren Ann played, most appropriately, the Triple Door on Tuesday, June 12, bringing at least this attendee to tears and not because she was terrible. No, quite the opposite: this singer, compared to a lighter Norah Jones, but live reminded me more of Mazzy Star orRead more...

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Live Review: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, The Triple Door, Seattle 6/19

Photos & review by Catherine Roth: “We were formed,” announced lead vocalist Reuben M. Koroma of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars with a contemplative pause, “in a refugee camp.” The nine-piece band then launched into their famous title track song, “Living Like a Refugee,” which lyrically is cold and dark. Yet the All Stars keepRead more...

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Thievery Corp at the Moore, remixes

Thievery Corporation at the Moore - 8/1/06, courtesy of Rebecca My intern Rebecca and I have been meaning to post some thoughts about a few recent shows. Here is the first of a handful of posts... Thievery Corporation at the Moore Theater was non-stop dance party and while maintaining their sound from their CD’s, bringRead more...

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