Tag Archives: Laura Veirs

Live Video: Laura Veirs

It’s always interesting when you learn about an artist’s path to recognition – and it’s even more captivating when it involves details and arcs you’d never expect. This is the intriguing life of singer-songwriter Laura Veirs: she was raised in Colorado in the 70s, where she studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. She didn’t pay closeRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Make Good Choices

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. 391 - Make Good Choices The Afternoon Show’s Kevin ColeRead more...

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Out This Week 8/20

Vacation’s over, folks. Those last several weeks of light weekly lists with barely a handful of worthwhile new releases are no more. Time to get back to record shopping in earnest. And this week is a doozy! Topping the list is the tenth album from veteran Chapel Hill, NC, group Superchunk. Released on the labelRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

We’ve got another great week of shows in Seattle, with a ton of variety. This is a city where you can see a good show just about every night of the week, and this one is no exception. Starting on Monday night, we’ve got some great Northwest connections back in town with former Fleet FoxRead more...

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Pickathon 2011 preview

This year’s Pickathon festival is just around the corner, starting this Friday August 5th and continuing through the weekend, wrapping up Sunday the 7th. The festival features an all-star lineup of indie roots and Americana, featuring Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Bill Callahan, Califone, Thao, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Damien Jurado, The Sadies, Laura Veirs, Alela DianeRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Now that the City Arts Fest has come and gone, it looks like there might not be any big music events or festivals around the Northwest for a while. It should start raining and getting cold soon though, so at least we have that to look forward to. Despite the Summer/Fall festival season coming toRead more...

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Thursday Music News Revival

Animal Collective has just released a new video for their song “Bluish.” Don’t worry, it meets all the expectations for trippiness and artistic merit we’ve come to expect from the group:

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Live Video: Musicfest NW, Day 1

From the first day of our broadcast from the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland during Musicfest NW: Laura Veirs, Phantogram, The Cave Singers. Plus, a special impromptu performance by Black Prairie, a collective of Portland musicians including Christopher Funk, Nate Query, and Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists along with violinist Annalisa Tornfelt (who also playedRead more...

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Musicfest NW Day 1 performances available now!

You can now listen to the sessions recorded yesterday duirng KEXP’s broadcast from Musicfest NW by heading over to our Live In-Studio Performances page. Check out the full sets by Laura Veirs, Phantogram, and The Cave Singers from the gorgeous Doug Fir Lounge now: Laura Veirs Phantogram The Cave Singers Check back later for today’sRead more...

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Musicfest NW, Day 1: Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs looks more like a poet than a musician, and though one could argue this is true, her music is far more substantial and textured than the simple acoustic guitar playing and singing you might expect from someone that wears glasses and looks like they work in a library. Veirs, though not from aRead more...

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