Jackie Shane was a Black trans soul singer who performed in the 60s. In 1971, she walked away from her career and basically disappeared.
The multitalented Seattle artist walks Martin Douglas through their fantastic new solo album.
On the heels of his return to pop with "On My Own," KEXP speaks to Shamir about his forthcoming indie pop record, his unending work ethic, and his experiences in the music industry as a queer Black artist
Sound & Vision’s Emily Fox talks with Pai about Enso and delves into some of the particular stories she relates in the book. From the legacy of Seattle cabaret and musical theater singer Pat Suzuki as well as her own experiences with racism and micro-aggressions. Pai also reads a recent work ...
We caught up with Icasiano to dig into his love of improvisational jazz, his first ancestral trip to the Philippines, and how his love of Filipino food continues to connect him with Filipino culture
If there’s anything consistent in Chicago artist NNAMDÏ’s music, it’s that he never stays in one place for very long. Trying to define his music by a singular genre is a futile task. An experimentalist that follows his creative whims, NNAMDÏ’s albums are thrilling bouts of sonic whiplash.
Jesse Tabish of Other Lives talks to KEXP about releasing an album during a pandemic, how he used music to work through the trauma of his best friend's murder, and Cowboys from Sweden
Named for the famed BBC DJ John Peel, Peel Dream Magazine is a new shoegaze drone noise project out of Brooklyn from the mind of Joe Stevens. Now a four piece, their latest album, Agitprop Alterna, was just released last week and was recorded in a freezing practice space near his home.
In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.