Tag Archives: The Long Winters

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Our Scene Can Be Your Life

“Seattle owns the future and they don’t know it,” composer Ron Jones tells a crowd at WaMu Theater during the second day keynote of the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. There’s a bite to his words, feeling like equal parts admiration and condemnation. A native to the Northwest who relocated to Los Angeles, he went outRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017, Day 2: The Long Winters

KEXP’s Day 2 coverage at Upstream Music Fest + Summit closed off with John Roderick’s Seattle institution The Long Winters, who performed highlights spanning their three full-length albums in a memorable performance. Roderick was joined by Sean Nelson (KEXP, Harvey Danger), former Long Winters drummer (and 4AD head) Nabil Ayers, and musician, engineer, and longtime Long WintersRead more…

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KEXP’s Upstream Music Fest + Summit Broadcast in Pioneer Square Begins Again!

The first day of the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit is over, but a second day of performances is just beginning. Tune in to hear KEXP’s coverage from the Little London Plane in Pioneer Square. For the next two days, KEXP will broadcast programming, as well as exclusive live performances, all from our second home inRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Upstream Music Fest + Summit 5/11-13

It’s easy to take the Northwest’s thriving local music scene for granted. Each day it  feels like a new artist is popping up. From snarky indie rockers to enigmatic rappers and avant garde electronic artists, there’s always some incredible new act to be discovered. If you’re not keeping your ear to ground, you might be missing outRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit: Full Lineup Announced

On May 11-13, Upstream Music Fest + Summit will descend upon Pioneer Square with over 300 local and national acts. Back in February, the first wave of artists whet our appetites with names like Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, Beat Connection and Snarky Puppy. Now it’s finally here — the full lineup!

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Friday Music News

Pitchfork is launching a new series titled Our First 100 Days, and the first track comes from Angel Olsen. Check out the exclusive new track “Fly on Your Wall” below. There will be 99 more songs to come from artists including, Ty Segall, Protomartyr, Waxahatchee, Mitski, Whitney, Toro Y Moi, Will Oldham, the Mountain Goats,Read more…

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KEXP New Home Ground Breaking … Wow!

Yesterday, you made KEXP history. Thank you. Every day your passion inspires us to seek out and connect you to more “music that matters” —whenever, wherever, however you want to enjoy it. When we learned a few years ago that we had to vacate our current studio and find new digs, that same passion inspiredRead more…

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Live Video: Barsuk 15 w/ Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes & John Roderick

Last year, local label Barsuk Records celebrated its 15th anniversary, and to celebrate we invited three of their artists to the KEXP studios: Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws, Jesse Sykes, and The Long Winters frontman John Roderick. All three of these artists were celebrating the 10th anniversary of albums they released on Barsuk in 2003,Read more…

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Live Review: Colin Meloy w/ John Roderick at Neptune Theatre 1/22/14

The guy from The Long Winters, and the guy from The Decemberists… when you put it like that, it’s not exactly the most attractive double-bill during an already-cold, dark season in the Pacific Northwest. Were Coldplay, Snow Patrol, or Iceage not available? They should have billed it “The Seasonal Affective Disorder Tour 2014.” Their mascotRead more…

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Barsuk 15, Day 2: The Long Winters, David Bazan, Minor Alps, & Sunset Valley @ Neptune Theatre 11/8/13

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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