Tag Archives: Rocky Votolato

We Just Want to Play Shows: An Oral History of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (Part 2)

By Dusty Henry and Sharlese Metcalf In part one of the Old Fire House oral history, we talked with some of the people who worked on creating OFH and building a space for the youth. Equally as valuable to understanding why OFH matters so much is the people who were there experiencing these shows. WhenRead more…

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We Just Want to Play Shows: An Oral History of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center (Part 1)

By Dusty Henry and Sharlese Metcalf How old were you when you went to your first show? A better question – how old were you when you went to your first show without your parents? In the Seattle area, we’re truly lucky to have spaces where young people can experience and create music on their ownRead more…

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Live Video: Death & Music

It started with the Mom Show, a dedication by KEXP Morning Show host and producer John Richards as way to honor his mother after she passed away from cancer. The show touched so many listeners, who themselves have all been touched by the memory and loss of loved ones, that the show became a muchRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Death & Music at Town Hall 11/11

On Wednesday, November 11th, KEXP presents the second annual “Death & Music” event at Seattle’s Town Hall, followed by the yearly “Mom Show” on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM on The Morning Show on KEXP with John Richards. KEXP Amplifier Laura Bender shares her thoughts on both:

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Music That Matters: Make That Highway Run

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. 470 – Make That Highway Run Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

West coast garage rocker Mikal Cronin released his third solo album yesterday on Merge Records (titled MCIII, natch), and he shares this hilarious video for the single “Turn Around.” Comedians Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, and Kurt Braunohler do a shot-for-shot remake of the Natalie Imbruglia video for “Torn.” Watch below, and stay tuned for videoRead more…

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Song of the Day: Rocky Votolato – The Hereafter

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Hereafter” by RockyRead more…

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Out This Week 4/21

Before you even have a chance to recover from Record Store Day, the industry is spitting out even more awesome releases this week. You may have grabbed the vinyl version on Saturday already, but the long-awaited Built to Spill hits shelves today. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a consistently strong set of songsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

We never would’ve guessed from yesterday’s jaw-dropping history-making performance from Rose Windows at the site of KEXP’s New Home, but the band had just endured some bad news: guitarist Chris Cheveyo had his favorite guitar — a ’56 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue #67361 — stolen from his apartment. He writes on his Facebook page: “TellRead more…

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Under the Space Needle: Seattleites Share Stories of Seattle Center, Pt. 1

Since its construction in 1962 for the World’s Fair, Seattle Center has been the site for many memorable music moments. With music festivals like Bumbershoot and Folklife, and venues like Key Arena and the Vera Project, some amazing bands have traveled through this local landmark… and when KEXP moves into our new home there, we’reRead more…

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