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Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 3: Remember Face, Sashay, Charms, Ravenna Woods

After three days of drunken fun in the streets and more tank tops than you’ve ever seen in one place, Capitol Hill Block Party came through with one last hurrah. Sunday was non-stop for exceptional local music from the opening sets to the last minutes of Perfume Genius‘ set on the Vera stage. From screechingRead more…

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Song of the Day: Charms – Siren

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 DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is “Siren” by Charms fromRead more…

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Music That Matters: Public Service Podcast

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. 574 – Public Service Podcast A public service podcast featuringRead more…

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10 Local Bands to Check Out at Capitol Hill Block Party

Every year that Capitol Hill Block Party returns, I can’t wait to be uncomfortable with a bunch of sweaty people in the red-lit basement that is Cha Cha Lounge. That’s not sarcasm. This year’s lineup boasts some incredible headliners like Run The Jewels, Angel Olsen, Thundercat, Wolf Parade, and more. But this year’s local lineup,Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summer Fest 7/14-16

On any given day, The Junction in West Seattle is home to some of the most vibrant sights and scenes in the city: the mom and pop shops, Easy Street Records, and delicious local food. During the 35th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, all of this gets heightened to another level by throwing in liveRead more…

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Local Artist Spotlight and Album Premiere: CHARMS Grapple with 21st Century Anxiety on Human Error

Droning feedback. Static. The mechanical thrust of distorted, blown out drums. These are the first few sounds you hear on CHARMS’ debut album, Human Error, out June 16 on Killroom Records (which you can stream below). Even before the song descends into a flurry of manic, sharp riffs and guttural synthesizer wallops, these first fewRead more…

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West Seattle Summer Fest 2017: Lineup Announced

The annual West Seattle Summer Fest will return to The Junction on July 14-16. Today they’ve announced their full line-up for the free festival, stacked with local acts from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo to Thunderpussy and Porter Ray. Check out the full line-up below. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo | Thunderpussy | Porter Ray |Read more…

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KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/19

Yesterday VanFest announced the lineup for their 7th iteration this summer, August 19th. If you’ve never heard of the scrappy DIY fest with the heart of gold then you’d be forgiven since the fest takes place deep in the woods of Maple Valley but you should start paying attention because this tiny festival has becomeRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Our Scene Can Be Your Life

“Seattle owns the future and they don’t know it,” composer Ron Jones tells a crowd at WaMu Theater during the second day keynote of the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. There’s a bite to his words, feeling like equal parts admiration and condemnation. A native to the Northwest who relocated to Los Angeles, he went outRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival 2016 Day 2, Part 1

Day 2 of Macefield Music Festival possessed a nice balance of crisp October weather, jangly jams, electrified éclat, and some bona fide rock ‘n’ roll – such as the rapturous return of Hazel! It’s been a minute since the 90s grunge-era band has reunited to play a festival, possibly since 2012’s MusicfestNW. While it drizzled on KEXPRead more…

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