Tag Archives: The Sonics

Live Video: The Sonics Live at Easy Street Records

Record Store Day is monumental in Seattle in a way that isn’t seen in the rest of the country: we crawl out of whatever grunge holes we live in and slither over to the nearest record stores and start feeding on vinyl, eating 45s, and rubbing the sleeves all over our bodies, happily rolling around in our ownRead more…

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Record Store Day 2016: KEXP Exclusive Releases

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for a music lover. This Saturday, April 16th is the ninth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of independent music stores around the globe. It also happens to be the day of KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening celebration! Our event doesn’t start until noon, so you haveRead more…

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KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 1

For the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, and last Friday, we counted down KEXP listeners’ top 90.3 albums of 2015 (see the results here). KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and whoRead more…

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KEXP DJs and Staff Remember the KEXP Old Home, Part One

This Wednesday, December 9th, KEXP says goodbye to our “Old Home” at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Denny Way, on the outskirts of downtown Seattle. Our building was far from perfect – broken toilets, leaking ceilings, and you’ve probably heard the DJs talking about the HVAC issues – but there were many wonderful memoriesRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stevie Zoom

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cousin Mike

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2015, as votedRead more…

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Photos: The Sonics at Easy Street Records

Saturday night in West Seattle, history was made… or remade… when Northwest legends The Sonics performed a special set at Easy Street Records on Record Store Day to benefit KEXP’s New Home. The iconic Tacoma band alone were a huge draw to the legion of fans inside and surrounding the store, but dozen or soRead more…

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Live Review: The Sonics with Mudhoney and The Intelligence at Moore Theatre 4/4/2015

Last week, three generations of Northwest rock converged to shake the dust off the walls of Seattle’s venerable Moore Theatre. Headlining the night, Tacoma band The Sonics, celebrated the release of their first album in 48 years, which, if you’ve been hearing us spin it regularly on KEXP, sounds like they haven’t lost a step.Read more…

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Out This Week 3/31

This week in new releases, we hear from several artists who’ve been dormant for a while. Sufjan Stevens returns with his majestic new album, Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather and partly inspired by his mother’s death. Several KEXP DJs have already hailed it as a contender for “Album of the Year,”Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, March 30th: • Guster, Kishi Bashi at The Neptune // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, March 31st: • The Helio Sequence acoustic show at The Triple Door // All Ages (more info) • Young Thug, Travis Scott at Showbox SoDo // All Ages (more info) • Ultimate Painting, Universe People, Deep Creep at ChopRead more…

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