Tag Archives: Soundgarden

Throwaway Style: Healing From Music, Giving Empathy to the Artists

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. “WhereRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Hype! at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian 9/25

It’s easy to lose context with how massive grunge was in the early ’90s. Bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana are so ubiquitous with the region at this point that it’s hard to imagine what the Northwest was like before they came barreling through with heavy punk riffs with lots and lots of plaid and flannel.Read more…

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National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Afternoon Show Tribute to Chris Cornell from Matt Cameron

As part of KEXP’s remembrance of Chris Cornell on what would have been his 53rd birthday, The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole will broadcast an alternate final setlist at 4:00 PM (PST), which was graciously provided to KEXP by Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer and local music fixture Matt Cameron. Below, Cameron writes in a brief e-mailRead more…

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Loud Love: Remembering Chris Cornell

Today would have been Chris Cornell‘s 53rd birthday. Since news hit of his death in May, there’s been an outpouring of love for Cornell and his music. From Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog to Audioslave and his prolific solo career, he gave generations of fans music to adopt as their own. He gave us songsRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Singles Soundtrack Listening Party 6/25

UPDATE: Light in the Attic write “due to circumstances out of our control, the listening party has been re-scheduled for Sunday, June 25th at Noon.” More info here. It’s been 25 years since Cameron Crowe’s grunge-era defining film Singles hit theaters and introduced the masses to Matt Dillon’s innovative smeared-soul patch goatee. But maybe even more influential thanRead more…

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Oh My Virgin Ears!: Soundgarden’s Superunknown

Chris Cornell had been dead for two days when I heard his scream. A man in a Seahawks jersey was blasting “The Day I Tried to Live” within the walls of his beat-up Honda Accord, idling next to me at an intersection in Ballard. “Nice music,” I called over from my bike. The driver reachedRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: KEXP Video Roundup

This Wednesday, June 7th, on what would have been Prince’s 59th birthday, KEXP will be Feelin’ Minnesota as we celebrate with a spotlight on bands from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. From 6AM to 6PM, you’ll hear from artists like Hüsker Dü, Brother Ali, Poliça, and The Jayhawks, leading up to a four-hour extravaganza onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Local rock darlings Chastity Belt are streaming their new album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone on NPR ahead of its June 2nd release on Hardly Art. The new album has them reflecting more within and covering topics like heartache, confronting change, and depression. It’s a mature growth from earlier tongue-in-cheek tracks like “Cool Slut”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams paid homage to Chris Cornell at a show in Auckland, New Zealand this Saturday by covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The song is arguably Soundgarden’s most popular song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1994, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. Ryan Adams willRead more…

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