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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Making Contact

If the new “Space Bear” T-shirt inspires you to image extraterrestrials making contact with KEXP, you’re not alone. Fellow earthling and Amplifier Club donor James has been stargazing lately, too: I like to imagine that somewhere deep in outer space, some alien civilization is tuning in some faint radio waves from a distant pale blueRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Music That Matters 24-7

Thanks to music lovers like you, KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive keeps humming along smoothly. Already 1,700 listeners have contributed more than $257,000 to power music you enjoy on KEXP. West Seattle donor Meli discovered KEXP in 2013. Although she’d grown up in Emerald City, she’d been away for five years—and the drastic changes in the radioRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: That Special Connection

The 2015 Fall Fundraising Drive starts today, and you can feel the excitement coursing through KEXP. We’re all about the feels here on listener-powered radio—and music lovers pick up on that when they tune in, like Lazlo in Washington DC: “Sometimes I really do feel a spiritual connection to KEXP. I’ve been listening for soRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Hello Space Bear!

Today KEXP unveils the latest in listener-powered fashion—and the mascot for our 2015 Fall Fundraising Drive: Space Bear! New York designer Emma Whitney created the “Space Bear” T-shirt, which also glows in the dark, exclusively for music lovers who power KEXP during the Fall Drive. Starting today, it can be yours when you donate $100Read more…

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Mike McCready

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. All week long we’ve been asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Mike McCready, who assembled the all-star bandRead more…

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Mark Arm

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. Every day for the rest of this week, we’re asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Today, Mark ArmRead more…

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Duff McKagan

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. This week we’re asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love The Stooges. Today, we talk to bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’Read more…

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Barrett Martin

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. Every day for the rest of this week, we’re asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Today, drummer BarrettRead more…

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Live Video: Ben Watt with Bernard Butler at Pianos in the Park

Last July, Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl visited Seattle to promote his first solo album in 21 years, Hendra, and his second memoir, Romany and Tom. Not only did he graciously perform in the KEXP studios, he brought along a friend: guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede, Modest Mouse). After concluding a four-song set, WattRead more…

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Song of the Gay: Dust Moth – Casual Friends

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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 2015 by featuring all LGBTRead more…

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