Tag Archives: Seattle

Oh My Virgin Ears!: A First Listen to OK Computer

With Oh My Virgin Ears!, KEXP’s (young) intern Gabe Pollak takes a first listen at iconic albums in music history. With revered UK group Radiohead playing a sold out show next door at Key Arena tonight, we had him spend some time with the band’s third LP — often called “one of the greatest albumsRead more…

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Live Review: A Prairie Home Companion with Regina Spektor and The Shins at Paramount Theatre 1/7/2017

On Saturday January 7th, A Prairie Home Companion made its first stop of 2017 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. New host Chris Thile, well known for his brilliance on the mandolin with bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, brought his accompaniment The First Call Radio Players in support and a showcase from two prolificRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 1: Childbirth, bod, Full Toilet, and more

Childbirth played to a packed Funhouse on Thursday, August 6th. Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Stacy Peck of Pony Time, and Bree McKenna of TacocaT made for the second local super-group of the night, after openers Bod. Songs like “Siri Open Tinder” and “I Only Fucked You As a Joke,” whether you relate to their lyrics orRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jetman Jet Team – Cosmic Age

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 Morning Show with John Richards, is “Cosmic Age” by JetmanRead more…

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Treefort Music Festival 2013: Cold Weather and Hot Music

Boise isn’t one of those places where you hop out of bed and say “I think we should go to Boise this weekend!”  Actually, I don’t think it would have ever been a destination on my list, but then low and behold Treefort Music Festival was born. So many people talked up this fledgling festivalRead more…

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Album Review: Vox Mod – SYN-ÆSTHETIC

While space may be the final frontier, the cosmos also appear to be the creative studio of electronic producer Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod. On the debut full-length, SYN-ÆSTHETIC, Vox Mod’s galactic production and otherworldly synths hover over beats launched from sci-fi sequencers transporting listeners on a sonic joyride. Joining the voyage is a diverse groupRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Animals At Night – Bare Feet and Summer Teeth

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 song comes from progressive Seattle group The Animals At Night, lead by Graig Markel. “BareRead more…

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Live Review: Jubilee, Artis the Spoonman @ The Triple Door 1/31

Tonight’s entertainment in the palatial, opulent, and downright smart and swanky Triple Door quietly begins when local legend Artis the Spoonman unassumingly strolls onto the candlelit venue’s dark stage and squats on his haunches, barefoot, and arranges his spoons in a cloth carrying case in front of him. He starts to chat with the audienceRead more…

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Live Review: Mark de Clive-Lowe, Sy Smith, SunTzu Sound @ Nectar Lounge 1/20

On a strangely mild January Thursday, my friend Kyle and I are propping up the low lit Nectar Lounge bar having an animated discussion about how the giants of jazz used to play live. “John Coltrane would come on stage and inform the audience that this wasn’t going to be a regular show,” he says.Read more…

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Live Review: Bonobo, Tokimonsta @ Showbox at the Market 11/30

You’d never guess how much fun it is to constantly repeat the “nobo” in Bonobo while you mentally beatbox along to it. Such was how I spent the majority of my Tuesday prior to Ninja Tune songsmith and production wizard Simon Green’s Seattle performance at Showbox at the Market that night. Orchestral swells fill theRead more…

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