KEXP's Sound & Vision speaks to Nobuko Miyamoto, whose latest album, 120,000 Stories, was named after the approximate number of people who were sent to Japanese internment camps during World War II.
For KEXP’s Sound & Vision, Emily Fox spoke with Neumos co-owner Steven Severin on the state of local music venues and what comes next.
On Tuesday, April 20th, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts for the murder of George Floyd. KEXP's Director of Editorial and Host of The Afternoon Show, Larry Mizell, Jr., reflects on hearing the news and reacting in real-time while on-air.
Some Washington State venues and musicians are breathing a small sigh of relief after the new COVID relief bill was signed into law on December 27th. It includes $15 billion in relief for independent music venues, movie theaters, and similar cultural spaces. But how exactly will the bill impact con…
In the midst of the pandemic, and subsequent extended shut down of live entertainment, good news in the world of Seattle music and arts can seem hard to come by. But one of Seattle's mainstay music venues is moving and expanding.
KEXP is welcoming a new, but to some familiar, name as the host of Sunday Soul. Supreme La Rock was once the host of KEXP’s hip hop show, now heard on Friday nights. Midday host Larry Mizeell, Jr. (who is also a former host of Street Sounds), reintroduced Supreme to KEXP audiences in an interview o…
The struggle for independent musicians to make money on music streaming may have just gotten harder, thanks to a new Spotify scheme that some are calling payola.
Last week KEXP DJs, like most of us, were feeling the enormous tension of a divided nation and a historically important election. And, naturally, they turned to music to help them get through the rollercoaster as polls closed and votes were being counted.
KEXP spoke with bassist Russell Hall and tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman about the campaign, its origins, and how music can bring people together to (hopefully) change the world.
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.