Author Archives: Kevin Cole

Keeping an Eye on Big Star

Tons of bands today reference R.E.M. and The Replacements as an influence… but what about the bands that influenced them? Both Peter Buck and Paul Westerberg cite the band Big Star as the pinnacle of power pop. (Heck, The Replacements even wrote a tribute for frontman Alex Chilton on the album Pleased to Meet Me!Read more…

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Mugison @ EMP bathroom

by Kevin Cole Yesterday on The Afternoon Show, I had a special guest all the way from Iceland, award-winning artist Mugison. I discovered his music on my trip to Iceland five years ago, and was just blown away. Someone else who was blown away was my co-worker Chris Kellogg, our New York programming producer, whoRead more…

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Free Music Blowout From Your Friends At KEXP

Happy New Year! We hope you’re starting off 2009 in a great way, and we’d love to make it just a little bit better with even MORE free MP3’s. I’ve been spotlighting some of my favorite songs of 2008 (if you missed any previous installments, just check the KEXP Blog, and this is the grandRead more…

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What? More Free Music From KEXP?

We’ve got another batch of free music for you today, part of our End-of-the-Year music gift to you of 50 Free MP3’s Just a little way of showing our appreciation for your support, a great way to introduce you to some artists you may have overlooked over 2008, and an introduction to our excellent FREERead more…

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Even More Free Music From Your Friends At KEXP

And we’re continuing our gift to you of 50 FREE MP3’s, — just our way of saying “thanks” for your support! If you’ve missed any of these installments, be sure to check out past entries on the KEXP Blog. And if you missed out on ANY of this excellent free music over the year, thenRead more…

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More Free Music From Your Friends At KEXP

KEXP is helping you kick off the week with 50 FREE MP3’s of some of my favorite songs from 2008 — just our way of saying “thanks” for your support! If you missed last Friday’s installment, be sure to check it out here. online pharmacy celebrex And if you missed out on ANY of thisRead more…

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Free Music from Your Friends at KEXP!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend… and the gifts don’t stop because over the next week, I’ll be bringing you 50 FREE MP3s of great songs from the past year you might have overlooked — just our way of saying “Thanks for supporting KEXP!” And if your New Year’s Resolution is toRead more…

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Robbie Robertson Scores Again!

Legendary songwriter, guitarist and producer Robbie Robertson will be honored this Wednesday at EMP’s 2008 Founders Award Celebration. The award will recognize Robertson’s artistic achievements that have shaped the landscape of popular music and influenced artists across musical genres. In 1958, Robertson joined rockabilly star Ronnie Hawkin’s band The Hawks. In 1963, The Hawks beganRead more…

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DJ Michele Myers: Listen To This

Every Thursday afternoon, I have the pleasure of airing one of our KEXP Documentaries at 3:00 pm. (DJ Quilty gets the same honor on Saturdays at 2:00 pm). Produced by DJ Michele Myers, each documentary promises to “bring you a musical subject in the time it would take to play just one song”… and notRead more…

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The Replacements spotlight on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole: <em>Let It Be</em>

Earlier this week, The Replacements re-issued their first four releases in Deluxe Edition form with re-mastered tracks, bonus material, and info-packed booklets: their debut Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, the EP Stink, Hootenanny, and Let It Be. And I’ll be giving away the whole four CD set on The Afternoon Show today.Read more…

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