Tag Archives: Helmet

2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: KEXP’s Video Producers

Perhaps nobody spends more time and works as closely with the artists performing in our live studio than KEXP’s team of video producers. From setup, to performance, to the hours spent editing each session, KEXP video producers get to see the ins and outs of every performance, sometimes over and over again! They also getRead more…

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Live Video: Helmet

Not sure if it’s a compliment to be called a “thinking man’s metal band” (or at least, it’s not so nice to the other metal bands), but long running alternative metal band Helmet have always made smart music that never loses its punch. Vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton founded the group back in ’89, and since thenRead 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 forĀ 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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Review Revue: Helmet – Strap It On

I know we’ve already covered Helmet in this space, but I think these rock-purveyors are more than eligible for multiple album attention. Besides, Strap it on is one of those albums that helped get me through my teenage years. Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one loving its thick, bludgeoning layers of guitars. “KCMURead more…

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