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Throwaway Style: KHRIS P, The Fireman's Epic Journey (Part One)

In the first installment of a special two-part Throwaway Style feature, Martin Douglas explores the Tacoma rapper's origins and the swift rise of ILLFIGHTYOU.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #5

To finish off 2022, Martin Douglas' local music-inspired short fiction series returns.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: The Triumphs and Tribulations of Freakout Festival

Martin Douglas speaks to festival principals Guy Keltner and Skyler Locatelli about the stress and reward of building a music festival from the ground up.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Enumclaw and Me

From their very first show to the eve of their debut full-length, Martin Douglas follows "the best band since Oasis" through a meteoric year.


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Throwaway Style: Local Music Heals Mental Health

For a special edition of Throwaway Style, Martin Douglas explores how his love for local music has helped him navigate a tumultuous life.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Hurry Up Fail to Live Up to Their Name (But Succeed Wildly Anyway)!

Portland punk supergroup Hurry Up released their first album in five years with their great LP named after the Oregon Coast landmark. Martin Douglas explores the band's stellar (and under-the-radar) full-lengths.


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Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Decemberists Again

To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Decemberists' debut LP Castaways and Cutouts, Martin Douglas provides a history of falling in, out, and back in love with the band.


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Throwaway Style Features Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: Playtime (and Cultural Dread) with Rachaels Children

Martin Douglas has witnessed the future of Seattle's punk scene and spoke to its prinicpal songwriters.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

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.


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