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Live Review: Short Run Beach Party at Washington Hall 11/15/2014

Washington Hall overflowed with creative energy on Saturday, November 15th at the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, an annual event showcasing “almost 200 cartoonists, publishers, zinesters, authors, animators, and more.” The venue was packed to the brim with tables lined with artists and their wares, along with a bake sale, food trucks, a silkscreenRead more…

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Live Video: Scott H. Biram

Between his bluegrass voice, genuine love for performance, and one-man-band resilience, there’s just something so authentic about Scott H. Biram. If that weren’t enough, in 2004, Biram was involved in a near-fatal car crash, requiring him to have his bones re-connected with metal rods and even necessitating a foot-and-a-half of his intestine to be removed.Read more…

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Hood-to-Hood Day 2014: It Begins!

Join us for Hood-to-Hood Day 2014. Today, KEXP invades Ballard to celebrate the ninth-annual Hood-to-Hood Day! From noon to 5:00 PM, we’ll be broadcasting live from Hillard’s Beer Taproom, featuring three bands for free, all-ages performances among the many fermentation tanks in the brewery. Today’s broadcast artists include Omaha-based The Faint, Benjamin Verdoes’ and NathanRead more…

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Live Video: Hightek Lowlives

atTentIoN, huManS of eArtH. Hightek Lowlives bring greetings and great sounds from the distant future. The Seattle duo of Otieno Terry and Kjell Nelson toss everything you know about R&B, beat-making, hip-hop and rap, throw it into a time-machine, and send it careening like a bizarre blast from the funky future’s past. Joined by GTRead more…

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Live Video: NO

NO? Why,”yes!”. Serendipity gave rise to the band NO; the founding members met each other, by chance, in a Los Angeles diner and began sharing stories of their favorite musicians and disastrous relationships. Like all greats, their music has a melancholy tinge without being too sentimental. NO frontman Bradley Hanan Carter warbles in a baritoneRead more…

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Live Video: Black Pistol Fire

Before Black Pistol Fire even began performing, drummer Eric Owen stripped himself down to his skivvies, preparing himself for a loaded live session. And, yes, he is donning golf gloves. Coupled with the high energy guitarist and life-long friend Kevin McKeown supplied, the incredible duo flooded the KEXP studio with a sound so explosive itRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit at EMP 4/5

This Saturday, April 5th, both The Recording Academy: Pacific Northwest Chapter and the EMP Museum are collaborating to create a symposium of regionally-specific songwriters in an event titled, The Second Annual Songwriter’s Summit. According to their website, the Summit will “bring together a diverse gathering of top music creators to explore the art, the craft,Read more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: Victory Lap

This year’s Capitol Hill Block Party celebration was pretty frickin incredible, so for one last hurrah, here’s a collection of some of our favorite shots you haven’t seen yet, taken by our great team of photographers: Dave Lichterman, Matthew Thompson, and Brittany Brassell. See you next year!

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An Interview with Galen Disston of Pickwick

Recently, KEXP had the opportunity to chat with Galen Disston, lead singer of the Seattle band Pickwick, as he and the group were in the middle of their month-long international tour (Canada and the U.S.). When we got in touch with them, the band was prepping for a show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill,Read more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #6 w/ Jim James @ Neptune 5/15/2013

A couple times a year, Starbucks, STG, and KEXP team up to put on the Little Big Show – a little show with a big impact – where 100% of the proceeds go towards helping the arts stay alive for young people. This evening’s sold out show raised over $14,000 for The Vera Project, theRead more…

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