Tag Archives: The Sonics

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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Wednesday Music News

The Mountain Goats have announced a new release today: Beat the Champ, a concept album about pro-wrestling. In a press release, frontman John Darnielle writes, “It is, as any fan of the band will expect, a heartbreaking and heartreviving album about imperfect people described perfectly, with melodies that will stay with you for days.” ToRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Macefield Music Festival Oct 3-4

With a focus on Northwest music, and set in our beloved Ballard, Macefield Music Festival is the music festival that brings it all home, this Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th. Few things seem more emblematic to the Northwest than the festival’s spirited, independent namesake, Ballard’s legendary Edith Macefield, who refused to sell herRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

We blast into February with a whole set of new shows. Starting the week off strong seems to be a trend and this time we start with a highly anticipated show at Neptune Theatre with Father John Misty and Rose Windows on Tuesday night. On Thursday night, Tomten, Shenandoah Davis, and Seven Colors are at Barboza, Thousands,Read more…

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Help make Jini Dellaccio a household name!

When the legendary Tacoma band The Sonics were in our studio last month, perhaps even more attention was being paid to 93-year old photographer Jini Dellaccio, who reunited with the band that night some 45 years after her last official shoot with them. Jini is responsible for the album cover that’s as iconic as theRead more…

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Live Video: The Sonics

Talk about a night of rock history! Recently, Northwest legends The Sonics performed live on KEXP’s Shake the Shack with Leon Berman. If you’re unfamiliar with The Sonics’ legacy, take note: they started in the early 60’s what would evolve into American punk of the 70’s and 80’s, grunge of the 90’s, and the garageRead more…

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