From the Archives: Concerts at the Mural

For the second year in a row, due to the challenges of COVID-19, KEXP has canceled our beloved Concerts at the Mural series, a partnership with Seattle Center. Instead, we invite you to revisit some of the incredible past performances below, and visit our YouTube channel for even more. And be sure to check out our COVID-19 resources page for information on staying safe during the pandemic.

BRAD, 2012
Dyme Def, 2009
The Head & The Heart, 2010
Black Mountain, 2011
pickwick, 2011
Shovels & Rope, 2012

Isolated Tracks

In this KEXP series, we dissect songs you love with the artists who made them. KEXP’s audio producer Julian Martlew sits down and chats with some of our favorite musicians. Watch below, and subscribe to the KEXP Youtube channel for more future episodes.

 Episode 11: The Twilite Tone

Episode 10: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Episode 9: Bachelor

Episode 8: Daniel Lanois

More Previous Episodes Here

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Where Live Music Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the music industry hard. Live concerts were one of the first things to go and will likely be among the last to return post-pandemic. Live music is a cornerstone of programming at KEXP and a huge part of many of our lives as individuals.

Find out about organizations working to build support for the entire live music ecosystem.

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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 Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Shannon & the Clams Stand on the Edge of Sweeping Change on Year of the Spider

On their lavish and stirring sixth album, the Portland-via-Bay Area band explore massive life changes and adversity with arguably their most diverse set of songs. Martin Douglas explores.

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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: The 24 Karat Shine of Goldenbeets

The rising, Portland-based hip-hop producer lets Martin Douglas in on his golden era influences, his process, and the banger that put him on the map.

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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Rose City Band's Earth Trip and This Sweltering Early Summer

As the streets of Seattle and Tacoma were scorched by an unprecedented heatwave, Martin Douglas wrote a grouchy heatwave diary to the sounds of Ripley Johnson's latest opus.

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KEXP and the University of Washington
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