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Monthly newsletter from music writer Martin Douglas dedicated to examining all aspects of the Pacific Northwest music scene. Learn more

Latest Podcast Episodes

After a 12-year hiatus, the Olympia born-band Gossip is out with their sixth album, 'Real Power.'

Larry Mizell Jr. dives into 'My War' by Black Flag

On the show this time, it’s the mesmerizing instrumental magic of Circles Around The Sun.

Sharlese, host of Mechanical Breakdown, shares the four (dark) songs playing in her headphones lately.

Bikini Kill's frontperson talks about her career, activism, and her new memoir, 'Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.'

Martin Douglas dives into the supreme weirdness of 'Philosophy of the World.'

On the show this time, it's the cinematic indie-pop of songwriter Caroline Rose.

Brian, Jenn, and Dr. West, hosts of KEXP’s punk show Sonic Reducer, celebrate its 20th anniversary

Top Albums of the Last 50 Years

As Voted on by KEXP Listeners

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, KEXP counted down the Top Album of the last 50 years, as voted on by all of you! Our fall fundraising drive may be over, but you can still support listener-powered KEXP by making a donation today. 

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Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on

Throwaway Style Features Festivals Local Music

Throwaway Style: Breaking in a Pair of Jeans at Treefort Music Fest 2024

Martin Douglas conducts an interesting experiment while catching as much local music (and flavor) as his body can stand.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: The Winding Backroads of Careen

Martin Douglas travels to Bellingham (and through the world wide web) to speak with Bellingham's loudest, weirdest punk band.

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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: Jake One's Homegrown Sound

Martin Douglas speaks with Seattle's top hip-hop producer about the journey his career has taken him on so far.

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