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It’s On! The 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Starts NOW!

Seattle is an amazing city—and the whole world knows it. The Seahawks won last year’s Super Bowl, Nirvana was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and we made national headlines by raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. But let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty: what’s the No. 1 neighborhood inRead more...

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I Just Called to Say... “Happy Amplifiers Love Week”

Happy Amplifiers Love Week! From now until the 2014 One-Day Summer Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge on Friday, June 13, we’re celebrating the more than 5,800 sustaining monthly donors who enable KEXP to play more “music that matters” every year. KEXP Volunteers are calling Amplifier donors all week just to say “thank you,” and we’ve alreadyRead more...

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Coming Soon: KEXP’s 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge

KEXP’s 2014 Hood-to-Hood Day celebration in Ballard is in full swing today—and the battle to host next year’s Hood-to-Hood party is about to begin! KEXP’s 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge coincides with our One-Day Summer Fundraising Drive on Friday, June 13. Power the “music that matters” to you with a gift to KEXP during this fundraisingRead more...

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Neneh Cherry: Then & Now

“Buffalo Stance” isn’t the alpha and omega of Neneh Cherry’s career. Before that 1988 international smash she made music with the Slits, The The, and Rip Rip + Panic, and her resume has only grown more eclectic in the years since then. In tonight’s exclusive KEXP session with Neneh at 9pm PST, I’ll ask herRead more...

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Share the Love: Today is GiveBIG!

GiveBIG is a big deal. Last year, community members like you raised more than $12 million for 13,000 Seattle nonprofits during the Seattle Foundation’s one-day online philanthropy extravaganza. And thanks to the GiveBIG “stretch” pool, which augments individual donations with additional funds, every gift grew a little bigger. Well today’s the day! If you’re anythingRead more...

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KEXP Q&A: Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction on Record Store Day, KEXP In-Studios, and Why Radio Still Matters

In the wake of their 2013 full-length Folly, the first new album from Kitchens of Distinction in 19 years, the UK trio celebrates Record Store Day with the limited-edition 10-inch single “Extravagance,” featuring two B-sides culled from the band’s KEXP in-studio session last year. I asked Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens of Distinction to tell meRead more...

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Album Review: The Woodentops - Granular Tales

Amidst the dour lyrical sentiments and ill-fitting raincoats of the ’80s UK indie scene, South London quintet The Woodentops injected much-needed bursts of optimism. While Morrissey pissed and moaned about every insurmountable obstacle life pitched in his path, The Woodentops’ frontman Rolo McGinty unfurled a string of singles (“Good Thing,” “Love Affair with Everyday Living”)Read more...

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Spring Fundraising Drive: Going the Distance

Never underestimate the power of great music to boost your strength and endurance. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been working out, about to “hit the wall,” when hearing Grace Jones, Matthew Dear, or Soundgarden propelled me through one more set of bench presses. Yesterday morning, KEXP launched its own Running Club asRead more...

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Be Prepared with the KEXP “Junior DJ” Kids’ Tee

You don’t need to be a Boy or Girl Scout to recognize that our new KEXP “Junior DJ” kids’ tee has plenty of merit. (Sorry!) With its eye-catching, outdoorsy green and yellow design, this fun T-shirt makes a perfect gift for the adventurous young music lover in your life, and it can be yours whenRead more...

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Meet the New “Music Matters” T-shirt!

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This week KEXP unveils its new “Music Matters” T-shirt, designed by New York native Jeff Glendenning, Assistant Professor of Communications Design at Syracuse University and former Art Director for The New York Times Magazine (fancy!). “I was inspired to create something listeners would want to wear with KEXP pride,” says Jeff. Mission accomplished! This simpleRead more...

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