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Local Artist Spotlight: Sashay

Catch hardcore punks Sashay at our GAYEXP event in the KEXP Gathering Space on June 23 with Guayaba, SassyBlack, and more. Tickets available now.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: The Deafening Amalgamation of Big Bite

A Seattle underground supergroup of sorts, Big Bite take most of the best parts of Northwest rock music, stir them all around, and kick them up along with a cloud of dust. Their eponymous debut full-length is indicative of both their alchemy and ability to veer away from formula.


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Interviews Local Music

Fewer Broken Pieces: David Bazan Discusses the Return of Pedro The Lion and Plots for the Future

David Bazan discusses taking up his old moniker once again, the next five Pedro albums, and utilizing his platform to bring attention to white male privilege and abuse against women.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Skulls Example and the Return of Dear Nora

On the first new full-length under the beloved Dear Nora moniker in almost twelve years, Katy Davidson's songs are as riveting and alluring as they've ever been.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Chanti Darling Takes Lost Love to the "St*rs" (KEXP Premiere)

The new single from the forthcoming RNB Vol. 1 finds the Portland group exploring the ruins of a relationship through the prism of their trademark brand of spacey electro-soul.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Moon Human Experience a "Rebirth" on Their New Single (KEXP Premiere)

A moonlit drive away from the trio's basement-murky art-punk, "Rebirth" is a foray into spacious, resplendent territory for the band.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Tres Leches Put a Powerful Message in a Good Time on "What Are You Doing?" (KEXP Premiere)

On their new single, the Seattle trio combat systemic oppression using the Trojan Horse of an enormously hooky rock song. Catch Tres Leches at Upstream Music Fest this Sunday at 8:30pm!


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Planes on Paper Reconcile Old Memories with Sweet Harmonies on “Wolves” (KEXP Premiere)

The Yakima duo finds inspiration from vocalist Jen Borst's childhood memories of her grandmother and the sounds of wolves


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Throwaway Style Upstream Music Fest + Summit Local Music

Throwaway Style: A Short List of Strongly Recommended Local Acts Playing Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2018

After months of anticipation, Upstream Music Fest + Summit starts tomorrow, June 1st. If you're looking for some great local music to check out during the festival's three days, Martin Douglas has you covered.


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