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Throwaway Style Newsletter

Monthly newsletter from music writer Martin Douglas dedicated to examining all aspects of the Pacific Northwest music scene. Learn more

Latest Podcast Episodes

We dive into the three albums by the Portland band Wipers, the band with the most entries on Kurt's list.

Alice Randall talks about her music, life, career and about the other Black country artists that came before her.

On the show this time, it's the low-end chaotic pattern-math of Taiwan’s Elephant Gym.

Larry shares stories behind three new song recommendations and a 1980s “Pride” classic.

Fabi Reyna is a Portland-based guitarist and songwriter and is also the founder of She Shreds Media.

Mudhoney's debut represents the culmination of ideas that we now categorize as “grunge.”

On the show this time, it's a very special throwback episode with Oakland’s own, R&B singer, Raphael Saadiq.

DJ Miss Ashley shares four songs inspiring her right now, including a protest song that doesn't hold back.

Top Albums of the Last 50 Years

As Voted on by KEXP Listeners

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, KEXP counted down the Top Album of the last 50 years, as voted on by all of you! Our fall fundraising drive may be over, but you can still support listener-powered KEXP by making a donation today. 

Check Out the List Here


Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly 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. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on

Throwaway Style Features Festivals Local Music

Throwaway Style: Breaking in a Pair of Jeans at Treefort Music Fest 2024

Martin Douglas conducts an interesting experiment while catching as much local music (and flavor) as his body can stand.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: The Winding Backroads of Careen

Martin Douglas travels to Bellingham (and through the world wide web) to speak with Bellingham's loudest, weirdest punk band.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Jake One's Homegrown Sound

Martin Douglas speaks with Seattle's top hip-hop producer about the journey his career has taken him on so far.

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KEXP and the University of Washington
KEXP and the University of Washington