Tag Archives: Chimurenga Renaissance

2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Riz

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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Bumbershoot Day 2: Israel Nash, Chimurenga Renaissance, The Melvins, Lee Scratch Perry, Punch Brothers

The weather was still shades of gray on Sunday, but overall promised to cooperate a bit more than the deluge of Saturday. The second day of Bumbershoot kicked off with the big, warm country rock sounds of Israel Nash. Nash plays very much in the tradition of Neil Young, and marries swelling rock with pedal steelRead more…

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Video Roundup: Bumbershoot Music Festival

Labor Day weekend is upon us, which in Seattle means Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival! This long-running festival enters its 45th year of music, comedy, literary events, and more at Seattle Center. As we prepare to move into that location ourselves, this year KEXP won’t be broadcasting from the festival like we have in yearsRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Final Lineup Announce

Just when you thought this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party couldn’t get any better, today they added over 40 more bands to the line-up, including everyone’s Sasquatch fave, Father John Misty. Get ready for fun the weekend of July 24th through July 26th at the corners of Broadway and 12th Ave and E Pine StRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 11th: • Willis Earl Beal, Skin Lies, Rowe at The Sunset // 21+ (more info) • Songwriter Sessions: curated by Kris Orlowski at Barboza // 21+ (more info)

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Wednesday Music News

Who could forget that impassioned performance from Future Islands on the Late Show with David Letterman last year? (Watch it again here.) Letterman was so wow’ed, he brought the guys back last night where they performed their single “The Chase,” just released the other week for Record Store Day. As always, frontman Samuel T. HerringRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Chimurenga Renaissance

Seattle duo Chimurenga Renaissance is generating heat in both International Music and Hip-Hop. They are musical royalty and prodigal sons who have managed to cross-pollinate the traditional and the modern, bridging two continents, two cultures, two generations and two genres. The band came about through collaborations between Tendai Maraire from Shabazz Palaces and Hussein Kalonji,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 2nd: • Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band at The Neptune // All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Daniel Lanois, Rocco Deluca, Matt Bishop at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, March 3rd: • Mike McCready Presents The Young Evils, Star Anna, The Rockfords at The Tractor Tavern // 21+Read more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Origami Renaissance

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. 448 – Origami Renaissance Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole foldsRead more…

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Song of the Day: Chimurenga Renaissance – HomieZ (feat. Outspoken)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “HomieZ” (feat. Outspoken) by ChimurengaRead more…

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