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Throwaway Style: A Short List of Strongly Recommended Local Acts Playing Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday is this year's Capitol Hill Block Party. In another act of civil servitude, Martin Douglas points you toward the local bands you should definitely check out this weekend.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview with Rachel Ratner of Wimps

Wimps have made a fine career out of sensationalizing the mundane. On their new album Garbage People, the Seattle punk trio deliver their best collection of songs to date with topics that range from climate change to bumming a slice of cheese pizza. Martin Douglas sits down with frontwoman Rachel...


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Throwaway Style: Beers, Bullwhips, and Blood, the Story of Stallion

Veterans of the Seattle rock 'n roll circuit, the reigning and defending Rock 'n Roll Champs invite Martin Douglas to their practice space for a peek into their world of blood, sweat, and beers.


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Throwaway Style Local Music KEXP Premiere Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: AJ Suede Embraces the Dark Side on Darth Sueder (KEXP Premiere)

For his fourth release of 2018, one of Seattle’s greatest young rappers ventures into heretofore uncharted musical territory to spectacular results.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Seeing Green with Dumb

The Vancouver band's fourth release in a little over two years is a high-concept ball of threadbare post-punk. In a special Friday edition of Throwaway Style, Martin Douglas explores the shades of green displayed on the album.


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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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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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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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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview With Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips' fifth studio album possesses a calm and levity which belies the near-apocalyptic summer which inspired it. Frontman Ripley Johnson spoke to KEXP about V. and the psychic healing of making music when the world around you is quite literally on fire.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Mating Surfaces and the Fractured Post-Punk of Lithics

On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.


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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad (Part II)

Music is more often than not the soundtrack to – and relief from – some of the hardest moments in our lives. Martin Douglas describes how listening to Grouper got him through a very tough decade.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Damien Jurado Tries to Make His Way Through the World on The Horizon Just Laughed

After over a dozen full-length albums, Damien Jurado is still crafting impeccably written songs about both small and vast spaces and the people who occupy them. Listen to The Horizon Just Laughed in its entirety tomorrow at 8:30am on the Morning Show with John Richards.


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