For our third year, KEXP returned to Katowice, Poland for OFF Music Festival, a weekend of music after our own hearts. "The OFF line-up neither favors nor discriminates against any specific genres," explained founder (and musician himself), Artur Rojek. "What matters is the music and the quality of that music. We want the OFF Festival to be a place where budding music lovers get to witness performances by alternative legends, and festival veterans get a chance to catch up on the latest phenomena in music."
On the first day of the festival, KEXP's DJ Morgan had a chance to chat with Rojek about the festival, and spent some time with Warsaw pop-punk trio Guiding Lights, UK band Shame, Polish psych-rockers Trupa Trupa, Mercury Prize-nominated Scottish singer/songwriter C Duncan, and UK quintet Ulrika Spacek. She also spent some time with Bristol-based band Beak>, a project of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Robert Plant collaborator Billy Fuller, and Will Young. Check out all the videos below, and tune into The Afternoon Show on KEXP at 3:00 PM PT to hear DJ Morgan talk about the festival. Stay tuned as we launch more videos from OFF on the KEXP Blog in the weeks to come.
Check out all of our coverage from the 2017 OFF Festival here on the KEXP Blog!
Day 2 of KEXP's visit to the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland was a perfect reflection of what founder Artur Rojek is aiming for: diversity not only in sound but in origin. KEXP's DJ Morgan spent time chatting with musicians from around the globe: up-and-coming Warsaw band Bastard Disco, To...
Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle fusion quartet Industrial Revelation, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with The Maldives and Emma Lee Toyoda.
Every week, KEXP features a new local artist with an interview and suggested tracks for where to start. This week, we’re featuring Seattle folk rock outfit The Maldives, who play Concerts at the Mural this Friday, August 25, with Industrial Revelation and Emma Lee Toyoda.
We just finished having breakfast with our friends from Don’t Panic! We’re From Poland, an awesome organization that promotes Polish culture across the world, who assisted KEXP in coming to and broadcasting from the OFF Festival. Just as an aside, the Polish people do not mess around when it come...