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Interviews Songbook

KEXP Songbook: Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World with Billy Bragg

In early October, KEXP was thrilled to host an evening with leftist icon and buck-the-man songwriter Billy Bragg, as part of Songbook: KEXP’s Music & Literature Series. Over the summer, Bragg released his second nonfiction book Roots, Radicals, and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World, said...

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Oh My Virgin Ears! Songbook

Oh My Virgin Ears!: Billy Bragg's Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy

With Oh My Virgin Ears!, KEXP's (young) intern Gabe Pollak takes a first listen at iconic albums in music history. With singer/songwriter and author Billy Bragg visiting KEXP's Gathering Space tonight as part of of Songbook: KEXP’s Music & Literature Series, we had Gabe reflect on his first t...

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Songbook Book Reviews

Scribes Sounding Off: The Singing Earth by Barrett Martin

When most people hear the name "Barrett Martin," they immediately think of rock bands, like '90s grunge gods Screaming Trees or maybe supergroup Mad Season (which also featured members of Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam). Or maybe you flashback to 2015's Raw Power supergroup, performing on the top ...

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Songbook KEXP Presents

KEXP Presents: Damon Krukowski and The New Analog 4/20

You needn’t be an audiophile snob to conclude that today’s MP3 downloads, or their streaming counterparts, sound worse than 1965’s LPs - MP3s are designed to sound worse. It’s a crucial part of what enables them to be so portable, cheap (if not free), and ubiquitous.

If you are dancing while weari...

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