Author Archives: Kevin Cole

Slush Music: Sounds From Finland

Late November might seem like a crazy time to visit Helsinki, Finland, but not if you’re going for Slush 2016, a high-energy gathering of global tech heads focused on entrepreneurship and new developments and ideas in technology. This was the first year they had a full day of music programming, bringing the tech and musicRead more…

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A Tribute to Prince from DJ Kevin Cole

I’m stunned and shocked at Prince’s passing. I wish I was in Seattle to do my show today, but I’m out of the country traveling, lucky to be with a small group of friends and loved ones from Minneapolis from back in the day, several of whom worked with me at First Avenue, and workedRead more…

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Kevin Cole’s Song of the Year: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay

My favorite song of the year is “Color Decay” by Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant. I wasn’t blown away by the song the first time I heard it, but it’s not that type of song. It’s deceptively subtle, with a quality that pulled me in, haunted me, and made me want to listen to it again,Read more…

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Record Store Day 2014: DJ Kevin Cole’s Picks

This Saturday’s Record Store Day will be kind of like the Easter egg hunt for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. We’ll gleefully race down the aisles in search of that colorful surprise and treat. And, this year there are plenty of goodies — rarities, long out-of-print re-issues, first-time releases, coloredRead more…

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Record Store Day with Kevin Cole

This Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day, which has become like a national holiday for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. It’s an annual event to celebrate independent record stores — and tons of artists contribute cool, one-of-a-kind, limited edition releases that are available only on this day. If fact,Read more…

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Music That Matters podcast: Bumbershoot 2011 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s weekly Music That Matters podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner,Read more…

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Music That Matters podcast: March Madness

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. BOAT / photo by Laura Totten Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 245 – March MadnessRead more…

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Music That Matters podcast: The Loneliest Number

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Macklemore with Kevin Cole (photo by Alex Crick) Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 241 –Read more…

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Kevin Cole’s Afternoon Show Digital Discoveries, Part Five

As 2010 winds down, I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite Song of the Day picks on the KEXP Blog. If you missed out on downloading any of these, now’s your chance to catch up and load up your iPod, for free! And why not make it your New Year’s resolution to subscribe to KEXP’s SongRead more…

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Kevin Cole’s Afternoon Show Digital Discoveries, Part Four

As 2010 winds down, I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite Song of the Day picks on the KEXP Blog. buy discount cialis If you missed out on downloading any of these, now’s your chance to catch up and load up your iPod, for free! And why not make it your New Year’s resolution toRead more…

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