Tag Archives: Porter Ray

Celebrating Little Big Show: Looking Back at Shows 1-5

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly six years since Little Big Show first started. A collaborative effort between KEXP, Starbucks, and STG Presents, Little Big Show has hosted 19 different shows at The Neptune that pair renowned artists with arts organizations throughout Seattle. On Saturday, January 6, Pickwick and Porter Ray will performRead more…

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Throwaway Style: 50 Great PNW Albums from 2017

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. IRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Mike Ramos

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs here. Mike Ramos’ 2017 Top Ten AlbumsRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stas THEE Boss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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Freakout Fest 2017, Day 2: Kelli Schaefer, Baywitch, Porter Ray, JusMoni, Guantanamo Baywatch, Tomo Nakayama

Reviews by Dusty Henry (DH), Gabe Pollak (GP) Guantanamo Baywatch With a name like Guantanamo Baywatch, you have a pretty good indication that what you’re about to experience is going to be wild. Having seen them before, I’m still always caught off guard by their manic, feverish, and undeniably fun live sets. Within an instantRead more…

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Audioasis on KEXP Co-Presents: Freakout! Fest Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Since 2012, Freakout Records has taken over venues in the Ballard neighborhood for multiple nights of blaring, sweaty, and all around thrilling local music with their namesake Freakout! festival. Now entering its fifth iteration on November 17th and 18th, Freakout! is stepping up with one of their most exciting lineups yet that covers the breadthRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: West Seattle Summer Fest 7/14-16

On any given day, The Junction in West Seattle is home to some of the most vibrant sights and scenes in the city: the mom and pop shops, Easy Street Records, and delicious local food. During the 35th annual West Seattle Summer Fest, all of this gets heightened to another level by throwing in liveRead more…

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West Seattle Summer Fest 2017: Lineup Announced

The annual West Seattle Summer Fest will return to The Junction on July 14-16. Today they’ve announced their full line-up for the free festival, stacked with local acts from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo to Thunderpussy and Porter Ray. Check out the full line-up below. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo | Thunderpussy | Porter Ray |Read more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: Porter Ray

There are essentially two moods at festivals: ready to turn up or ready to chill out. On the first afternoon of Sasquatch, Seattle rapper Porter Ray played to both feelings, performing tracks from his intense, yet laid-back 2017 album, Watercolor. The wide-ranging sound and subject matter of Ray’s Sub Pop debut shone through during theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: SISTERS

The Gorge’s rust-colored cliffs are about as far from the city as you can get, but, with the right artist onstage, they can feel just like home. On Sunday afternoon at Sasquatch’s main stage, Seattle electro-pop outfit SISTERS captured the warmth and informality of a cozy family gathering (sans drunk uncle’s and arguments about who is onRead more…

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