Tag Archives: Rocky Votolato

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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Barsuk 15, Day 4: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Ben Gibbard, Rocky Votolato, & Laura Gibson

This week we celebrate the 15th year of one of Seattle’s favorite hometown labels: Barsuk Records! Since its birth in 1998, Barsuk has helped create a platform for dozens of great bands, from the Pacific northwest and otherwise, to get off the ground and put forth incredible music. Even in the decade and a halfRead more...

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Song of the Day: Rocky Votolato - Fool’s Gold

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 selection, featured during the 2012 Fall Fundraising Drive, is “Fool’s Gold” by Rocky Votolato fromRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s the 2012 Summer Fundraising Drive, the Seventh Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and it’s Noise For The Needy 2012 week, so suffice to say this is the time to give. What a great excuse (as if you needed one) to get out and enjoy some local music with friends! Noise for the Needy is taking place between June 1st – 10thRead more...

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Out This Week 4/3

Can you be believe the wait is finally over? We’ve been playing the Icelandic release of My Head Is an Animal, the debut from Of Monsters and Men, since we last visited them in October, but today the U.S. release hits record store shelves across the country. And while you may think you’ve already heardRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Rocktober charges on with another great week of incredibly diverse music lined up. On Monday, there’s a free show at Sonic Boom Records with one of NYC’s latest pop projects - New Villager; they open the following day at Neumo’s for a much anticipated show with Metronomy. Also on Tuesday, Cymbals Eat Guitars play the Crocodile, StephenRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

All right, it was one of those weekends, so this week’s edition of “Live Around Town...” will take the form of a media overload, comprised solely of pictures, videos, MP3s, album reviews by KEXP Music Director Don Yates, and absolutely nothing that required any kind of original thought from myself. Enjoy: Monday, March 28 WYERead more...

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In the Studio: KEXP photos from March

March was a busy month for KEXP as we were gearing up for and attending South By SouthWest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. And let’s face it, most of the bands we love here at KEXP were doing the same thing. In addition to SXSW, we also had to take care of ourRead more...

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Song of the Day: Rocky Votolato - Red River

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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Album Review: Rocky Votolato - True Devotion

True Devotion marks the 6th full-length record (out tomorrow on Barsuk) from Seattle resident and ex-WaxWing frontman Rocky Votolato. In the decade following the demise of his band Rocky has crafted some of the most beautiful and honest music to ever come out of the Emerald City. After what’s felt like a very long timeRead more...

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