The most recent album from the one-time Sound Off! competitors is a lush, emotional journey of dissolving relationships and the lingering depression that comes from it. If you're looking for a cathartic cry with your festival experience, be sure to catch their performance on June 2nd.
The Seattle punk band's industrial-strength pummel in a live setting is conductive to being punched in the stomach. We conduct a short interview with frontman Nathan Rodriguez in advance of their Upstream Music Fest performance on June 1st.
Along with more than 200 other acts, Lusine's singular brand of electronic music is coming to Upstream Music Fest on June 1-3. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we highlight what might be the best album of Jeff McIlwain's nearly two-decade-long career.
At Upstream Music Fest, Clyde Petersen and an array of musicians will be presenting the live score for his featured animated film Torrey Pines. For this week's Local Artist Spotlight, we interviewed him about the film, its live score, and more.
Kyle Craft’s singular brand of bordello glam-rock is coming to Upstream Music Fest. For the first of our Local Artist Spotlights leading up to the festival, we speak to the Portland singer/songwriter about his approach to his craft of writing and recording.
Every Shabazz Palaces record feels like a transmission from a far-off planet. In 2017, the Seattle hip-hop duo took this aesthetic a step further with two records -- Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. The albums collectively chronicle the story of an alien sent t…
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.