Articles

Black History Month Interviews

Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Waxes Rhapsodic on John Coltrane for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, local musician Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio shares the way John Coltrane changed his life for the better.


Read More
Daily Roundups

Tuesday Music News

New music from Father John Misty, Mount Eerie, Alexis Taylor, and more.


Read More
Black History Month Interviews Local Music

Black 365 Days a Year: PSA on Black History Month, Black Future, and Creating Generational Wealth

Seattle electronic/pop songwriter PSA shares her own reflections on digging deeper into black history, creating generational wealth, and her inspiration from both Janet and Michael Jackson.


Read More
Black History Month Interviews

"Black History Month is Black History Day, Every Day": Seattle's Black Stax Talk Influences and Influencing the Future

Felicia Loud and Jace of Seattle's Black Stax talk to KEXP about the artists who influenced them and the legacies we leave behind for the next generation in this interview for Black History Month.


Read More
Features Local Music

Dispatches From a Lake of Fire: Reflecting on Kurt Cobain's Birthday

On what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday, Martin Douglas reflects on a pivotal moment in his tumultuous young life, watching Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance re-aired shortly after Cobain's suicide.


Read More
Black History Month KEXP Premiere

Read an Excerpt from Larry Mizell, Jr.'s Liner Notes for Digable Planets' Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

The former Street Sounds DJ shares a part of his interview with Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler and his experiences that formed the record.


Read More
Black History Month Interviews

Seattle Poet Leija Farr Discusses the Importance of Healing During Black History Month

Local poet and Seattle Central University student discusses the universality of music, celebrating black identity, and importance of taking time to heal during Black History Month.


Read More
Black History Month Interviews

Lalin St. Juste of The Seshen Discusses Afro-Futurism and Finding Her Voice Through Music for Black History Month

Lalin St. Juste discusses embracing afro-futurism, finding inspiration from Maya Angelou, and finding her own voice through music.


Read More
Black History Month Interviews

Celebrating Forgotten Histories: Stas THEE Boss Reflects on Black History Month

Street Sounds Host, Rapper, Producer, and DJ Stas THEE Boss reflects on Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, and using music to tell stories for Black History Month


Read More
Black History Month Interviews

"I Am Black History...": KEXP Talks with Tiffany Wilson About What Black History Month Means to Her

In celebration of Black History Month, KEXP spoke with soulful Seattle singer/songwriter Tiffany Wilson about what "Black History Month" means to her, and the continued relevance of Nina Simone.


Read More
Video Roundup

Don't You Forget About Them: A John Hughes & Molly Ringwald Birthday Video Roundup

When it comes to teen films, writer/director John Hughes and actress Molly Ringwald reigned supreme throughout the '80s, and weirdly enough, they share the same birthday -- February 18th, 1950 for him and 1968 for her. In honor of their birthdays, KEXP has compiled a roundup of songs that the two...


Read More
Live Video Trans Musicales

KEXP at Trans Musicales: Swedish Death Candy

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. This week’s feature is of psych-rock band Swedish Death Candy.


Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site