Author Archives: DJ El Toro

Song of the Gay: Thalia Zedek Band – All I Need

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2016 by featuring all LGBTQ artistsRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Mykki Blanco – High School Never Ends

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. All this week we are celebrating Seattle Pride and PrideFest 2016 by featuring all LGBTQ artistsRead more…

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2016 Hood-to-Hood Challenge: One Day, One Winner

Everything you love about KEXP, from The Morning Show to free performances by the Posies and Charles Bradley in the Gathering Space relies on financial support from you and your fellow music lovers. Today is our One-Day Summer Fund Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and I wanted to share some of the comments that KEXP AmplifiersRead more…

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Amplifiers Love Week: “KEXP Preaches Love and Connection Every Day”

Today is the last day of Amplifiers Love Week 2016! Thanks to ongoing support from more than 7,000 Amplifier donors, KEXP can devote more resources to bringing you great music and one-of-a-kind events like Nothing Compares 2 U and free performances by Charles Bradley and The Posies in our Gathering Space. Today, we’re excited to spotlight Christine Chaney, another one ofRead more…

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The Challenge Is Coming …

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Who among you will fight for the music? KEXP’s Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge coincides with our One-Day Summer Fund Drive this Friday, June 10. But why wait? Show your civic pride now and help your neighborhood take an early lead in the 2016 Hood-to-Hood Challenge. Starting today, when you donate to power great music on KEXP,Read more…

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Amplifiers Love Week 2016 Continues

Amplifiers Love Week 2016 continues! Thanks to the ongoing monthly support of more than 7,000 Amplifier donors, KEXP can devote more resources to bringing you great music and one-of-a-kind events like Intergalactic Bowie Day and Concerts at the Mural. Today we’re thrilled to spotlight two more of our amazing Amplifiers, Marco and Jane Savarise. When JaneRead more…

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Happy Amplifiers Love Week 2016!

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Amplifiers Love Week 2016 begins today! Thanks to the ongoing monthly support of more than 7,000 Amplifier donors, KEXP can devote more resources to bringing you great music and one-of-a-kind events like Intergalactic Bowie Day and Concerts at the Mural. Between now and Thursday, June 9, you’ll have a chance to learn a little moreRead more…

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People Power KEXP: James Paribello

When you power “music that matters,” there’s no telling how many lives are touched besides your own. As Amplifier Club donor James Paribello points out in his recent email, your support for great music may continue to infinity… and beyond – and potentially come back to you in surprising fashion. I like to imagine thatRead more…

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People Power KEXP: Van Wolfe

Already in 2016, you’ve heard icons including David Bowie, the Clash, and Johnny Cash honored on KEXP. Earlier this week, Funky Drummer Day shined the spotlight on the musicians responsible for some of history’s greatest breaks and beats. Music lovers like you who power commercial-free KEXP are just as vital to the sound of “musicRead more…

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Meet Your New Favorite KEXP T-Shirt: “Homecoming”

Today KEXP proudly unveils our new “Homecoming” T-shirt, available exclusively to music lovers who support KEXP during our 2016 Spring Fundraising Drive. Longtime KEXP volunteer Tarsha Rockowitz designed the shirt. “I wanted to keep it clean and simple,” she explains. “With the 2016 Spring Drive being the first one in KEXP’s New Home, a buildingRead more…

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