Tag Archives: Iska Dhaaf

Song of the Day: Eggshells - In the Background

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “In the Background” by EggshellsRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Bumbershoot Preview 2014

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. 422 - Bumbershoot Preview 2014 Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Friday, Part 2 - Iska Dhaaf, Man Or Astro Man?, CHILDBIRTH, Shaprece, and more

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them in confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

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. 416 - Capitol Hill Block Party 2014 KEXP’s Sean NelsonRead more...

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Live Video: Iska Dhaaf at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Broadcast

It’s difficult to imagine Iska Dhaaf as only a two-piece, even when they’re right in front of you. The sound of their full-bodied post-punk is supported by Benjamin Verdoes’ (Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band) unique ability to simultaneously play the keyboard and drums. It takes a talented musician to keep a band on beat, butRead more...

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Hood to Hood Day 2014: Iska Dhaaf

Inspired by Sufi poetry, their obsessions with writing, and limitation, Benjamin Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga, the creative masters behind Iska Dhaaf (a Somali phrase which roughly translates to “let it go”), have been collaborating for the past couple of years with impressive results. At first glance, Quiroga (A.K.A. Buffalo Madonna), affiliated with the infamous MadRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Ballard Day 2014

Like the wily vikings who first settled there, Ballard has risen victorious, staking their claim in KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge with their fifth win in the nine years we’ve held the competition. Join us this Friday, May 30th as we toast their ‘hood with an all-day party throughout the neighborhood. This year’s live broadcast will beRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 26th • SIFF Presents Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble at SIFF Cinema Uptown // All Ages (more info)

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s Sasquatch! Fest weekend! Exclamation points! Crammed carloads and campers are currently cruising to The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, for threeRead more...

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Out This Week 3/11

KEXP DJs have had nothing but soaring praise for the latest from British band Elbow, titled The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Director Don Yates notes their sixth album “continues in the vein of 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys! with a subdued, downbeat set of atmospheric prog-pop featuring mostly lengthy, slow-burning songs thatRead more...

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