Win a Trip to Iceland Airwaves: Enter Now

Throwaway Style Newsletter

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

Latest Podcast Episodes

David Bazan of Pedro the Lion talks about making the record, learning to “re-parent” himself, and what he’s learned about himself through the process.

Tory J, co-host of KEXP’s global Indigenous music show Sounds of Survivance talks with Isabel about how sound and music inform Indigenous life

Dusty Henry dives into Green by R.E.M., a band that set the stage for indie rock as this larger idea of staying authentic despite commercial success.

On the show this time, it’s the immaculately tailored imagery of Heartworms.

John Richards is back to fuel your run with messages about dogs, plus great music from Nilufer Yanya, Ride, Nada Surf, and... SQUIRREL!!! Subscribe: .&nb…

En este episodio, analizaremos discos fundamentales en la escena musical del noroeste estadounidense con Mudhoney, Wipers and Beat Happening. Subscribe: …

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. 

Check Out the List Here


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 Local Music

Throwaway Style: Power Strip's Trip Through the Metaphysical Wilderness

Martin Douglas speaks to the Seattle-based experimental musician about the various parts of the region they’ve lived in and how that influences the process of making their far-reaching music.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
KEXP and the University of Washington
KEXP and the University of Washington