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Sonic Reducer on KEXP

Sonic Reducer on KEXP KEXP's Punk Rock show plays garage, hardcore and all things fast, short and loud every Saturday from Sonic Reducer brings you three hours of the best in local, national, international punk and hardcore.

Your hosts, Brian, Jenn and Mr. West drag you through a mess of short, fast and loud songs from today and back in the day every Saturday night from 9 PM to midnight.

Operating as usual

KEXP is listener supported radio.Any and all donations help.
10/01/2021

KEXP is listener supported radio.
Any and all donations help.

Today, we kick off our Fall Fundraising Drive. For those who might not know, KEXP is a listener-powered nonprofit, which means everything that you see on our social media feeds, watch on our YouTube Channel, and hear on our radio broadcast is powered by you.

Fundraising drives are the main way we strengthen our programming and community. Because they happen just a few times a year, they are absolutely crucial to keeping KEXP strong year-round. There are several ways that you can participate in powering KEXP:

1. Become an Amplifier by making a monthly gift to KEXP! Amplifier gifts start at $6 a month. When you become an Amplifier, you're sustaining connections between artists and music-lovers worldwide, and helping us plan into the future — for the live events, on-air programming days, and festivals to come.

2. Make a one-time gift to KEXP! Any amount means something, and if you give $100 or more right now you can get a sweet KEXP t-shirt or a beanie!

3. Keep listening! We know not everyone can give and that's okay — we love knowing you're with us and are just happy to have you here.

However you decide to support our Fall Fundraising Drive, know that your gift makes an impact on everyone in our community of music lovers and music makers. During this time of continued isolation and uncertainty, music and the KEXP community reminds us all that we're not alone.

Whether you're becoming an Amplifier or making a one-time donation to KEXP or cheering us on as we work toward our fundraising goal, you're giving the gift of music to the your fellow music-loving humans around the world. Thank you for being with us.

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08/15/2021

Its Saturday night.
You know what that means.

04/28/2021

Happy anniversary! This Saturday May 1st Sonic Reducer is celebrating 17 YEARS of punk and hardcore on KEXP. Jenn will be in and wants to know what requests you'd like to hear! Tune in 9pm - Midnight and we'll celebrate together.

This looks good!
02/27/2021

This looks good!

“I really can’t praise this highly enough... A big thumbs up” - Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5

One week until the release of Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché

Pre-Order the film here: https://www.modernfilms.com/polystyrene

Happy Thanksgiving! Any requests for this weekend? Send Brian an email at Brian@kexp.org
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!
Any requests for this weekend?
Send Brian an email at [email protected]

Jenn is holding down Sonic Reducer tonight 9pm-Midnight. And what a coincidence - it’s also Day 2 of KEXP’s Fall Fund Dr...
10/03/2020

Jenn is holding down Sonic Reducer tonight 9pm-Midnight. And what a coincidence - it’s also Day 2 of KEXP’s Fall Fund Drive! During such weird times, we need punk. We just do! Please consider donating to support KEXP’s mission and punk on the airwaves: https://www.kexp.org/donate/?appeal=P2010VS

Any requests for Brians Anrcho-punk set this weekend? Email brian@kexp.org
09/23/2020

Any requests for Brians Anrcho-punk set this weekend?
Email [email protected]

So, Seattle is an Anarchist jurisdiction? Ok then - what Anarcho-punk should I play on the 9/26 Sonic Reducer on KEXP?
Or songs that have that vibe - who ordered the Anarchy Burger?

Brian  will be your on air DJ this weekend for the Sat Sept 5th broadcast. Please email any requests to brian@kexp.orgWh...
09/03/2020

Brian will be your on air DJ this weekend for the Sat Sept 5th broadcast.
Please email any requests to [email protected]
Who should he play?
Whats good that's new?
Whats a killer older band we should play?
Email [email protected] and let him know!

Good Mail Day: Tuesday Sept 22nd:On Tuesday, September 22nd join KEXP for Good Mail Day! With recent changes to the Unit...
08/27/2020
Good Mail Day

Good Mail Day: Tuesday Sept 22nd:

On Tuesday, September 22nd join KEXP for Good Mail Day! With recent changes to the United States Postal Service, we want to show our appreciation for the post office by asking you to mail us a postcard with a message and song request, then tune in all day from 5am to 7pm as we feature your requests and messages. More info at kexp.org/mail.



Mail in your postcards today to:

KEXP Good Mail Day

472 1st Ave N

Seattle, WA 98109

On September 22nd, it’s KEXP’s Good Mail Day! We’ll be playing all requests and reading messages that we get by mail. So send us a postcard!

Today and tomorrow, KEXP celebrates Pride! Jenn will be featuring her favorite LGBTQIA+ punk bands and honoring rock leg...
06/27/2020

Today and tomorrow, KEXP celebrates Pride! Jenn will be featuring her favorite LGBTQIA+ punk bands and honoring rock legends tonight on Sonic Reducer.
Tune in 9pm - Midnight tonight on 90.3, kexp.org and via our mobile apps.

Also be sure to check out all the great programming happening this weekend: https://www.kexp.org/pride/

06/06/2020

Be sure to catch Eva on Audioasis tonight before Sonic Reducer! Also, Brian Foss is BACK! Playing punk 9pm - Midnight on 90.3 KEXP

05/01/2020

Sonic Reducers 1st broadcast was 5/1/2004.
This Sat Brian will be playing punk bands A-Z in honor of our anniversary!

Spring Fund Drive is on! Every donation is appreciated!
03/07/2020

Spring Fund Drive is on!
Every donation is appreciated!

KEXP's Spring Fundraising Drive is here! Music is part of what makes us human, and our shared love of music brings us together when it matters. If music is in your nature, please support what sustains you and connects this community. Donate now to help reach the Spring Drive goal. (Plus: check out new thank-you gift options!)
🌷https://bit.ly/2TJKgmF🌷

RIP
02/01/2020

RIP

This is so hard for us to write, but our great friend and Supreme Leader has died today.

Andy’s final tour in November was the only way he was ever really going to bow out; with a Stratocaster around his neck, screaming with feedback and deafening the front row.

His uncompromising artistic vision and commitment to the cause meant that he was still listening to mixes for the upcoming record, whilst planning the next tour from his hospital bed.

But to us, he was our friend - and we’ll remember him for his kindness and generosity, his fearsome intelligence, bad jokes, mad stories and endless cups of Darjeeling tea. He just so happened to be a bit of a genius too.

One of the best to ever do it, his influence on guitar music and the creative process was inspiring for us, as well as everyone who worked alongside him and listened to his music. And his albums and production work speak for themselves. Go give ‘em a spin for him...

Love you mate.

John, Thomas and Tobias
GANG OF FOUR

Todays Song Of The Day podcast pick is by Warning Danger! Listen and download now! https://kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the...
12/26/2019
Podcasts

Todays Song Of The Day podcast pick is by Warning Danger!
Listen and download now!
https://kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2019/12/26/warning-danger-dangerous-christmas/

This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP's punk show. Brian has been doing a punk rock Christmas special every year since 2004, and has been a Christmas Day on-air DJ since 2012. No standards are played, only original songs, most with a h...

11/11/2019

Thurs 11/14 at The Showbox At the Market
Epic Edfest
The live music part of Epic EdFest is being brought to you courtesy of four of The Bit Saloon’s favorites:

ALL BETS ON DEATH (one time reunion)
DETÖNATÖR (ex The Spittin’ Cobras)
THE SHIVERING DENIZENS
THE RANIEROS

We will be celebrating the life of Ed Konek in the only way he would want it:
In true epic style.
Live music is being worked on but it may come as no surprise it’s gonna be Bit Saloon faves.
There’s a few other very Ed things being planned in there too.
A huge thanks to The Showbox for putting this event on.
Let’s spread the word and make this one for the ages.

Tonight on SR - Sicko guests and does a ticket giveaway. Sick!
09/07/2019

Tonight on SR - Sicko guests and does a ticket giveaway.
Sick!

Hey Sickos, Denny and Ean will be guest DJs with Mr Dr West on Sonic Reducer on KEXP tonight at 10PM PST. We will be spinning some old pop punk, new tunes from our new bands, and some tracks from the new Sicko retrospective "In The Alternate Timeline". We will also be giving away free tickets to our upcoming record release show: Sicko LP release w/ Broadway Calls, Four Lights & Choke the Pope

Listen in at 90.3 MHz FM in Seattle or online worldwide at www.kexp.org

Please call, text, or email in requests after 10 PM at +1-206-903-5397 or [email protected] , we'd love to hear from you!

RIP Damien Lovelock of The Celibate RiflesBrian will be doing a tribute set during the last hour of tonights show - any ...
08/03/2019
Celibate Rifles frontman Damien Lovelock dies from cancer aged 65

RIP Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles
Brian will be doing a tribute set during the last hour of tonights show -
any requests?
https://newsaustralia.uk/celibate-rifles-frontman-damien-lovelock-dies-from-cancer-aged-65/

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Dreamdecay’s van and gear were stolen in Salt Lake City last night. Please share to anyone in/around the SLC area!
06/18/2019

Dreamdecay’s van and gear were stolen in Salt Lake City last night. Please share to anyone in/around the SLC area!

Music Gear -
Ibanez P- Bass Guitar - sunburst w/ Mike Lull case (attached)
Squier Jaguar Bass - black w/ soft black case (attached)
Ampeg SVT6 - pro bass guitar amp head in flight case (attached)
Science 2 x15 cabinet - black w/ case (attached)
Behringer Ultra Bass amp head - black carpet lining. (attached)
Pedaltrain Pedal case - black case
Sparkle 60s Ludwig bass drum 24’’
Sparkle 60s pearl rack Tom 13’’
Red Sparkle Gretsch floor Tom 16’’
Ludwig Acralite black galaxy snare drum 14”
Dw 9000 bass drum pedal
Dw boom cymbal stand
DW cymbal stand
Dw snare stand
Vintage Slim air electro voice microphone (chrome)
One spot 9v plug
Daisy chain
Ibanez D7 delay/echo guitar pedal (grey)
Even tide mixing link mic pre amp guitar pedal (black and grey)
Behrenger tremolo guitar pedal (orange)
Zildjian Sweet Ride cymbal
Dream energy crash cymbal 21’’
Zildjian vintage hi hats 14”
Black tambourine
Yellow maraca
White Jazzmaster Electric guitar
Black 100 watt Street Sweeper Science amplifier
Black Science 2x12 Guitar Speaker cabinet
Pedal Board:
-True Tone CS6 power source
-Sonic Research guitar turner guitar pedal
-aC Booster guitar pedal
-Caroline Shigeharu Fuzz guitar pedal
-Boss DD6 delay guitar pedal
-Tap-a-whirl Tremolo guitar pedal
-el capistan delay guitar pedal

white Fender Japan Jazzmaster electric guitar with case
light blue Squier Jazzmaster electric guitar with black case
Black Science Amps Street Sweeper 100W with case
Black Science Amps Hellhawk 50W with case
Pedal Train case
Boss DD6 guitar pedal
Caroline Shigeharu guitar pedal
Cusack Tap a whirl guitar pedal
Sonic Research Turbo Tuner guitar pedal
Xotic AC Booster guitar pedal
ADA flanger guitar pedal
Black Science 2x12 speaker cabinet with case
Dunlop Echoplex delay guitar pedal
Science dual footswitch

RIP Mikey
06/05/2019
Mikey Dees of Fitz of Depression Has Reportedly Passed Away

RIP Mikey

Reports are emerging on social media that Mikey Nelson – aka Mikey Dees, lead singer/co-founder of the band Fitz of Depression and member of The Stuntmen – has died. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but the news was confirmed this afternoon on The Stuntmen’s page.

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Any chance you guys at [email protected] could add a link to the live in house performance of the band the burnz??? I know it's a long shot. It was really nice when you could go to the kexp web page some time back and listen to all the in house performances you guys had on sonic reducer. Thank you
Never too old to start a punk band! Having Issues, first EP Released Officially Today!!! Plus, join us for our EP release shows tonight at Screwdriver BarThe doors 7:30/ show 8:30pm for 10 bucks. Ichi Ichi goes on first, then Steel Tigers of Death, Millhous, finally Having Issues. Come out and celebrate with us. Check it out and share 🖤🦇
Hey Sonic Reducer folks, Spencer P.Jones from the Beasts of Bourbon, The Johnnys and many other Aussie bands passed away on Tuesday. Hoping you could play some related tune or two on Saturday. Cheers
Sammy - Is this the station you have been working with?
Killer set!
New independent PNW rock! Take a listen, perhaps even purchase?!
ALABAMMIT! -- the B-side to our new single, Water Diviner!
Some say we sound like The Get Up Kids, or Jesus Lizard, or Jane's Addiction; others say Dinosaur Jr., The Casket Lottery, or ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Take a listen to our new teaser and decide for yourself. xoxo