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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 Music Heals Local Music

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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Wipe the Slate Clean for the Umpteenth Time: A Beat Happening Critical Overview

To celebrate 1985, the year Beat Happening released their self-titled debut, Martin Douglas dives deep into the full discography of the Olympia rock 'n roll legends.


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Interviews KEXP 50 Local Music

The Almost Complete History of Kill Rock Stars

To celebrate 1991 Week, Martin Douglas explores the entire three-decade history of the influential indie label and "family business" with Slim Moon and Dr. Portia Sabin.


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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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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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