Each week, The Morning Show's DJ John Richards from KEXP 90.3 FM makes recommendations to help us sort through the many incredible options for live music in Seattle's music scene.

This is KEXP's list of the Music that Matters for the week of 9/26.


  • WED 9/27 Japanese Breakfast - The Crocodile - This indie pop band is the solo project of Michelle Zauner of Little Big League. Their new album is called "Soft Sounds from Another Planet."
  • THURS 9/28 Sera Cahoone - Neumos - This twangy singer-songwriter and Seattle local played drums for both Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses before going solo. Her fourth album, "From Where I Started" came out in March.
  • SAT 9/30 Sturgill Simpson - Marymoor Park - This country roots rocker and Grammy award winner hails from Kentucky but spent a period of time living in Everett, Washington.
  • SAT 9/30 The Dream Syndicate - The Tractor - This band was originally active from 1981-1989 but reunited in 2012. Their long-awaited fifth album "How Did I Find Myself Here?" was released earlier this year.
  • SUN 10/1 Billy Bragg - The Neptune - This British troubadour, storyteller and political rabble-rouser recorded his latest album, "Shine A Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad" at train stations across the US.


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