KEXP’s Janice Headley had the chance to speak with Japanese darkwave artist Nao Katafuchi about how moving to New York City helped him connect with music from his homeland, and led him to a mysterious obscure ‘80s synth artist.
Longtime Northwest musician Karl Blau has left for Philadelphia, where he has started a new band and released an EP with members of The War on Drugs. KEXP’s Janice Headley talks with Karl about this new project, Opal Eskar.
The genre-clashing Chicago songwriter discusses his all-time favorite albums, from Busta Rhymes to Sum 41.
On Tuesday, April 4th, local musicians will cover the songs of Low, in tribute to their drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker. We spoke with event organizers Josh Golden and Claire Tucker, as well as headliner David Bazan.
KEXP’s Janice Headley talks with New York band Ivy about the 25th-anniversary edition of their album Apartment Life (out today) and their memories of late bandmate, Adam Schlesinger.
KEXP's Janice Headley spoke with legendary artist Gina Birch on her debut solo album, titled I Play My Bass Loud, out today via Third Man Records.
The creator of the influential African American punk zine speaks to Martin Douglas about her personal highlights from its recent anthology.
Martin Douglas speaks with the Los Angeles experimental punks about their place in the indie music ecosystem, self-producing their latest album, and much, much more.
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.