On the 25th anniversary of an album called In Gods You Lust, KEXP's Eva Walker talks to the all-black rock-grunge-reggae fusion band from Seattle that almost made it in the '90s until a national record deal went sour.
Throughout February, MoPop's annual under-21 competition Sound Off! brought together twelve of the region's most promising young artists. This Saturday, March 3, four finalists will battle it out at MoPop's Sky Church stage for a chance to be crowned the 2018 winner, and Audioasis on KEXP will be...
For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017. Check out the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And check out more top albums from KEXP DJs, staff, and volunteers here.
For generations of music fans, the invention of the music video was a landmark moment. Being able to associate your favorite songs with equally exciting visuals was such an obvious combination, it's a wonder it didn't break through earlier. Whether it's gluing your eyes to old-school MTV or getti...
Since 2012, Freakout Records has taken over venues in the Ballard neighborhood for multiple nights of blaring, sweaty, and all around thrilling local music with their namesake Freakout! festival. Now entering its fifth iteration on November 17th and 18th, Freakout! is stepping up with one of thei...
On Labor Day weekend 2007, Tim Lennon was working the perimeter at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. All weekend long, as others danced and partied, Lennon stood dutifully by the gates, occasionally letting artists in, but mainly just standing, waiting. He could hear the laughter of the ...
Remember spending nights staying up watching MTV, waiting for your favorite video to come on? Over three decades after the network's launch and the official dawn of the format for mainstream audiences, music videos have continued to be a major way for fans to interact with music. The Northwest ha...
Every Saturday night, Audioasis host DJ Sharlese showcases exclusively local music on KEXP from 6-9 p.m. With the heartbreaking news of Chris Cornell's death comes a blow to the local music scene. It's something Sharlese knows well both as an expert on Seattle music and as a fan.
Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:
A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.
DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.
Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.
Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.
Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.
Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.
Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.
Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.
In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.