To know 90.3 KEXP.org is to love listener supported radio. Aside from the obvious benefits of not having your ears assaulted by annoying, incessant ads, you might not know that an edict of the station is to play at least one song by a local artist, hourly. That is HUGE for musicians trying to get their sound out to the masses. And it’s just one piece of the awesome puzzle that is KEXP and the community that it continues to build. The new KEXP home even has a sexy public gathering space replete with a La Marzocco cafe and giant glass garage doors that, when open, will allow sunshine and fresh air to complete an already cool space.
Speaking of local music, Grace Love and the True Loves recently played a live in-studio set that I highly recommend watching here. They’re local, they’re talented, they’re snappy dressers, and they were up for anything during our 5-minute portrait-specific photoshoot after they played live on air and I’m pretty tickled with the results. The icing on the cake is that one of my portraits from that quickie session is front and center on their band web site home page. YAYYYYY!!!! The whole set of images, including photos of the band playing their instruments, can be found on KEXP’s Flickr site and here are some of my favorites. Enjoy.