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KEXP Q&A: Tomo Nakayama

Lead vocalist and bandleader of Grand Hallway, and solo artist in his own right, Tomo Nakayama has a beautiful voice and a calming presence. He’s one of those artists that, when you see him, you are soothed and introspective at the same time. On November 4th, Tomo is playing 14 shows around the city ofRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Gabriel Teodros

Gabriel Teodros is the smooth, uber-thoughtful Seattle rapper. He has come a long way from being one of the early cats on the Seattle hip-hop scene – and he recently completed a North American tour to share his music. Gabriel’s next album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, features SoulChef on production, and comes out onRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Lonesome Shack

Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack is one of the slickest guitar players in the town. The man has been shedding his instrument for years now and the work continues to pay off. Recently Lonesome Shack released the album More Primitive on the record label that discovered The Black Keys. Not bad. KEXP caught up with BenRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Benjamin Doerr of St. Paul de Vence

Benjamin Doerr is the sweetheart frontman for the Seattle-based band St. Paul de Vence. The group’s newest album will be released October 1, and it comes on the heels of their WWII-inspired album – the songs of which written with Ben’s grandfather and his stories of war. The band will be LIVE on KEXP tonight,Read more…

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KEXP Q&A: Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy

The sultry, swaggering supergroup known as Thunderpussy put on a fabulously glamourous show. I mean, just look at the picture above, how could you NOT be entertained?? KEXP caught up with Thunderpussy guitarist, Whitney Petty, to talk to her about the band, the attitude they flaunt, and much more! Which came first, the band orRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Lena Simon of La Luz & Kairos

Lena Simon is a wizard. She plays bass, guitar, drums, keys and sings. She’s been on Leno with Mary Lambert, has toured Europe with La Luz (who, incidentally, just announced a tour with Ty Segal) and writes songs for her band Kairos. She’s also a generous soul with a great deal of compassion and interestRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Tendai Maraire of Chimurenga Renaissance

The Zimbabwean, Tendai Maraire, who also plays in the well-known Shabazz Palaces, recently released a new album with Hussein Kalonji under the band name Chimurenga Renaissance. Their 2014 project is a boom-bap-centric, thoughtful album that experiments with sounds and genres. The record is a journey for the listener and creator, both. KEXP had a chance to chatRead more…

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Song of the day: Ghost Pains – Kids for Rent

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. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Kids for Rent” byRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland, the fluterring-voiced songstress, will be playing Pickathon this weekend, which is good for everyone attending the beautiful music festival. For the rest of us who can’t attend, KEXP caught up with Jolie to ask her a few questions about childhood, her song “Old Fashioned Morphine”, and more! Do you remember the first dayRead more…

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KEXP Q&A: Shaprece

Seattle’s Shaprece samples many musical styles and fuses them into a rich sound that you can dance to, mellow out to or go wild to. Her big, bright voice fills large spaces as soon as her songs start playing and the unique music behind her vocals tantalizes. Before Shaprece performs the Capitol Hill Block PartyRead more…

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