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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Josh Rawlings

From a patio overlooking the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, WA, Seattle musician, Josh Rawlings, prepares himself for a month-long writing session with famed Seattle music producer, Ryan Lewis. Rawlings, who has toured with the golden-voiced Allen Stone and is one-fourth of the award-winning neo-jazz band, Industrial Revelation, has grown into a covetedRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: DoNormaal

Seattle emcee DoNormaal offers surprise after lyrical surprise in the tightly packed, staccato rhymes brimming on her latest LP, Third Daughter. The rapper, who burst on the Emerald City scene in November 2015 with the release of her beloved first full-length Jump Or Die has maintained status as one of Seattle’s most sought-after spitters. WithRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Jimmy James of The True Loves

Imagine a pair of bell-bottoms. A suede vest. A wide collar, strutting leather boots. Similarly, imagine sequins and elongated lashes. Pearls and sly eyes. If you can imagine this, you can begin to sense the spirits that inspired the newest record from Seattle soul and funk group, The True Loves. Their album, Famous Last Words,Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Prom Queen – End Of The World

Seattle’s Leeni Ramadan (aka the glitter-gloom pop singer, Prom Queen) has established herself as a singular-voiced, bouffant-boasting player in the Emerald City music scene. If the ultimate goal of any creative person is to establish an immediately recognizable style, Ramadan has done that already. With a pink guitar in hand, she stands front and centerRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Mary Lambert

Grammy-nominated singer Mary Lambert has been doing things for herself lately. And, she says, it feels exhilarating. But between performances and business moves – like signing her own distribution deal and releasing her latest EP, Bold, in May – she’s been playing a lot of The Sims computer game, creating characters based on her friendsRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Spekulation and Block Party at The Station

Seattle’s south end neighborhood Beacon Hill is putting on a single afternoon all-ages, free music festival June 20th, featuring some of the best in local hip-hop – from the Blue Scholars’ Prometheus Brown to Gabriel Teodros to Spekulation. The all-day Block Party will be honoring the neighborhood at the local coffee shop The Station. We hadRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Scotty Smith of Fauna Shade

This is a big summer for Fauna Shade. They have a new singles premiering, a showcase with KEXP, gigs at summer music festivals and features on Seattle radio stations. For singer Scotty Smith, it’s the dream life. We got a chance to catch up with Smith during this whirlwind experience and ask him a fewRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Fisherman’s Village Music Festival co-founder Ryan Crowther

Ryan Crowther is one of the co-foudners of the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, the weekend musical celebration in Everett, WA, on May 15-17. The festival is in its second year and this go-round boasts a stellar lineup, including many local favorites like The Helio Sequence, Telekinesis, Deep Sea Diver, Cataldo, My Goodness, and Say Hi.Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: KAIROS remixes

The innovative releases continue for Lena Simon’s band, KAIROS. Who doesn’t like it when one masterful band takes the work of another for the sake of reinterpretation and homage? And today, we have two examples of this collaboration: a Cock & Swan remix of the KAIROS track, “Can / Cannot” and a Blush Cut (aRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: THEESatisfaction

THEESatisfaction are the wise goddesses of Seattle soul. Their celestial music is wrapped up in a shaman spirit and street sounds. They’re also about to embark one perhaps their biggest tour to date with NW darlings, Sleater-Kinney. We had a chance to catch up with the duo and ask them about their favorite featured artist,Read more…

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