Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cheese & Beer's searchable KEXP site

I've been aware of this site for a little while, but I've been playing around with it some this afternoon and thought I might throw a blog post up about it. The website is called cheeseandbeer.com and the site provides (among many other things related to music, film and more) a way to search the KEXP playlists.

It's really quite fascinating to play around with the search. And the results tell you not only what songs and when they were played, but also provide a link back to the KEXP page to allow for a listen to the actual program via the KEXP website.

Most of all, I've found it surprising in which local pop and powerpop acts got quite a bit of airplay over the past year (e.g., The Doll Test, Shake Some Action, Central Services, Shorthand for Epic) and which haven't gotten nearly as much as I would've thought (e.g., Speaker Speaker, Young Sportsmen, Llama, Daylight Basement). Although, certainly it should be considered that the former have newer releases than the latter.

KEXP, of course, doesn't have a specialty show that is focused on this genre as some of the other NW college or community radio stations do (such as One Chord To Another in Olympia and Snap, Crackle Pop out of Eugene). So, it's not like I expected a ton of spins for any particular group. But, it's still all really interesting.

4 comments:

Frito said...

Right on! Glad you like the searchable playlist. It could certainly use some tweaks. Great site, BTW.

toby said...

This is very interesting! Thanks for the link.

sbobet said...

thanks ysboou for arsbochive

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