Tag Archives: Fastbacks

KEXP Suggests: Hype! at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian 9/25

It’s easy to lose context with how massive grunge was in the early ’90s. Bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana are so ubiquitous with the region at this point that it’s hard to imagine what the Northwest was like before they came barreling through with heavy punk riffs with lots and lots of plaid and flannel.Read more…

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Video Roundup: Seattle Women Who Rock Month!

Recently, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn declared February to be Seattle Women Who Rock Month. The announcement was spurred by a new play and history project created by Gretta Harley (Maxi Badd, Danger Dens), Sarah Rudinoff, and Elizabeth Kenny called These Streets, a fictionalized story heavily inspired by the lives and music of the women ofRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Seattle Women Who Rock

It’s Friday again so it’s time for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. With a sound more accessible than, but derived from metal and punk, grunge took the world by storm during theRead more…

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Riz Wants You…

…to Power KEXP during its Fall Fundraising Drive! Digging in the vaults, I unearthed this print ad for a September 1992 issue of The Rocket, featuring our own DJ Riz! Back then, Riz was responsible for the drive time shift on weekday afternoons. What might you have heard? Well, I couldn’t find a playlist for SeptemberRead more…

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